Or maybe that should be “heroines”? I am alone with V for the third time in a short time (a month?) while O is “business travelling” and if I find that everyday life is stressful when we are two sharing the responsibility of dropping off / picking up at the creche, and take care of V when he is ill, well it’s double that when I am alone! I have had some really bad luck as well with the last few times that V and I have been home alone:
Of course my annual medical check-up at work was scheduled for when O was travelling to Puerto Rico, then add problems with attaching the pram at the creche (we have to leave it outside on the drive-way, but my lock didn’t work with the chain), missing the tram, the nurses at the medical service forgetting to tell me to do a urine test so I had to go back the next day when I, instead of missing the tram, took the wrong decision to take the bus which moved 2 stops in 20 minutes etc.
Last time O was away, V and I overslept, which has never happened before! It seems that V doesn’t sleep as well when O is not at home, and very often he wakes up during the early morning hours and keeps turning around in the bed (he sleeps with me when we are alone) for up to 2 hours before I can get him to fall back to sleep. This particular morning he had been “awake”, he is not really conscious but not asleep either, for over two hours and when the alarm went off I thought that I had hit the snooze button but instead I had turned it off. V actually woke me up with a “mamma, mamma” and I looked over at the window and realised that it was very bright for that time of the day… Well, it was 7.45, not 6.45, and we should be at the creche already!
Oh well, and this time V was still ill from his throat and ear infection last week yesterday so I had to take a day off (plus Thursday and Friday last week). I was dreading coming back to work this morning and let’s say that… yes, I was right to dread it. Bad day at work 😦 At least I was public transport lucky this morning and did home (walking to creche = 20 min) – creche (from creche to the office = walking, tram, metro including one change of line) – office in 1 hour and 10 min! You might see why it is stressful in the mornings and afternoons with that kind of amount of time spent getting there…
I really hope that the rest of the week will be better, and I am so looking forward to O’s return on Thursday afternoon (may I hope that he will arrive on time to pick up V from the creche!??).
At the same time I shouldn’t just complain, as it is quite cosy as well to be alone with V who absolutely adores his father, but when he is not around, I get some of that attention 😉
No photos as my computer is dead after V spilt my coffee with milk* on the keyboard last week, and I am now using O’s old laptop which has Linux installed and no memory card slot.
*) My brother says that it is the milk that ruined it…