In less than 24 hours, my husband will be going away on a business trip for 10 days. The days can seem quite long when he's gone, especially with a 3 year old and 1 year old. Being the only parent on duty for all 24 hours, 10 days in a row, is extremely draining. So, I'm taking some time today to think through the upcoming weekend and following week, stating some guidelines for myself to hopefully make things go a little more smoothly...
*First of all, I have to come to terms with the fact that things might not--no, WILL not-- go smoothly.
*Cleaning will happen as it happens, but I am not allowed to feel guilty if it doesn't.
*Same as above, but insert the word "cooking" for cleaning...
*Whatever agenda I may have in mind each day should be approached very loosely. Most of the time children have their own agendas and that's okay. Especially for the next week and a half.
*I must keep rest as a priority for myself. A sleep-deprived me equals a cranky, depressed mother.
*And the most humbling guideline of all-- it's okay to just ask for help.
These are the "rules" that have initially come to mind. Am I forgetting anything? If any of you have any more suggestions, please leave me a comment. I'd LOVE to read them!
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