In the past week Joey has worked 70 hours.
Yesterday he worked from 7-4 and went back to work at midnight and worked until 7 this morning. He worked until 11pm last Wednesday and all weekend long. Right now he should hopefully be back at home sleeping. Probably with Chevy, our new kitten, who is going to need therapy later in life. (More on that later)
So I’ve essentially been working my full time job and then home alone with a toddler. A toddler who refused to go to bed before 11 pm last night. But a toddler who has been sleeping through the night consistently ever since I went ahead and side cared his crib to our bed. He misses Joey though. We’ve been letting him stay up late so they do get to spend some time together. Friday night we went to the park 7:30 at night so they could play. He had a blast and slept until 10 the next morning.
Distraction has been the name of the game. Play dates after work. Weekends with family. He has a rough life.
Oh and the kitten. Chevy. Poor, poor Chevy. Toddlers and kittens? Not a good combination. Chevy can often be found being carried by his hind legs around the house. Laid on a table, sprawled out and pinned down like Frankenstein.
This kitty is going to need some Xanax.
Jellybean though – he loves it and he is doing awesome. He talks up a storm now. He’s saying two word sentences already. We’ve learned to say please and it may be the sweetest sound I’ve ever heard. (Pease?)
Over the weekend Jellybean took in a soccer game, and helped himself to pizza and a cupcake at the party afterwards, went swimming, blew bubbles, went to the park, played in the yard and got more hugs and kisses then he could handle.
His mommy? She’s trying to hold it all together. My hat goes off to all the single, working moms out there. That’s essentially what I am right now and its HARD. My pile of laundry that needs to be folded surpassed Mount Washmore and is now Mount Everest. There are always dishes that need to be washed and chores that need to get done. I’m getting all the necessities out of the way but my “for later” list keeps growing. I think Jellybean will be spending a day with his grandparents soon so that I can tick some things off my list. I love the booger but he makes it difficult to get things done.
Tomorrow my goal is to have a PYHO post written.
Maybe read a few blogs too.
I miss all of you!
Come visit me in the real word, ok?
And bring a vacuum or a mop!