Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Life As A Single Parent. . . at least for the week.

The last few days have actually been a welcome change. Dylan left yesterday to go to Houston for his new job. Not saying its nice to not have him around, but then again, I guess that's kind a what I'm saying. :D

I'm sure he feels the same since, he's been hanging around the house since April 2009. Yesterday, I took the day off so I could take him to Love Field and enjoy the remainder of my mental health day A-L-O-N-E! Oh, how I miss the weekdays at home, ALONE. I remember just before Claire started preschool in 2008, thinking whatever will I do with myself, I'll have so much free time on my hands not having Claire around. Maybe, I'll take a golf lesson or something. Yeah, right. Someone had something else in mind.

Sorry, I veered off track there a minute. It was fabulous to be home when Claire came running in the door from school. We had a great time playing hide and seek when she got home. Followed up with pizza on the grill as dinner and reading Tiger Rising before bed. Followed up by TV time with my own shows, no fighting over the remote, and grading papers.

This evening was open house at my school, and I was feeling guilty for having to leave Claire ALL day and evening. Luckily, I have the BEST visiting teacher, who is watching her after school this week. She graciously let Claire spend the evening with her family and even fed me a gourmet Costa Rican dinner after my VERY long day at school today. Almost better than having a hubby at home :D

Dylan will be gone all week. He sounds like he is enjoying training and is looking forward to getting out in the field and working with customers. He made me laugh yesterday when he said, "I think this is the first time I've worked for a business that has a human resource department." It is, he's always worked small business. I kept telling him he didn't know what he was missing.

So, things are looking up here at the Rager household. Can't wait for Spring Break next week. Just wishing I could be whisked away somewhere exotic, but I will gladly settle for a week of me and Claire time. It's been so long, and she is growing up way too fast.


Erin said...

So glad things are going better for all of you. Hope you continue to have some happy moments even with all of the juggling going on. :)

kira lee said...

i wish i could have a spring break :/