Captains log, Day 2.5

2 days down, 3 to go.  And I’m alive and kicking.  Mostly due to some of my Darling Husband’s very expensive wine, but hey.  You do what you gotta do.

Things I have learnt in the last 2 days:

If he is not here someone still needs to take out the bin on a Wednesday night.  Thank goodness the garbage truck came very late yesterday!

The dog still needs to eat

Unfortunate poo accidents in night nappies still happen even though the girls have been out of day nappies for ages.  Cue much gagging.

The dog will get hold of abovementioned poo nappy and decorate the lawn with it in approximately 40 seconds.  Cue more gagging.

I really should learn more about our wine collection.  There is was some really nice wine in there.

I should also be more involved in making decisions about meals.  It’s just not something that features much on my radar beyond Meat-free Mondays and dessert.

I really am able to bath, feed, clothe and put to bed all 3 kids all by myself with the minimum of whining. But the novelty will wear off very, very quickly.

I love crocheting, but by faaaak it takes forever.

And lastly: our very sweet dog is actually quite an agressive pack animal when it comes to other dogs.  Our new little lady is still at Animal Anti-Cruelty as the first introduction did not go well. Which makes me wonder about the insanity of wanting to do this when Etienne is not here.

To be continued…

The Couch Chronicles

Tonight I am so tired I don’t even have the energy to switch on my laptop. I don’t think I’ve been so happy to see a Friday in years.

Not happy in a I-hate-my-life kind of way, just happy in a I-really-need-to-gather-my-thoughts kind of way. And in a I-really-miss-my-kids kind of way.

I can tell the day of the week by how many hugs Daniel needs at night: 10 on a Monday and 10 x 10 by a Thursday. Isabel asks for a glass of water on a Monday and water, medicine, hugs and kisses by a Thursday. And Mignon wanders around for a couple of minutes on a Monday and by Thursday night we can hear her down the passage singing songs until she eventually passes out.

They are such little troopers. I feel really bad about yanking them out of bed so early in the morning and dropping them off at school when it’s not even properly light yet.

But. We do what we need to.

Ps please hold thumbs, we are hoping to add another canine child to our family. Details to follow..

Pps I blogged from my phone. Just so you know.