He’s home, I’m still alone

The trusty husband got an earlier flight in last night.? The allowed him to arrive home at 8:45 p.m. as opposed to the likely 11:45 p.m.? That was nice.? I let the child run wild while I laid on the couch and tried to mostly ignore him.? It was nice to have someone around to talk to last night that didn’t have fur or try to throw small cars at my head.? I think I may have still been talking while the husband was snoring next to me in bed.

This morning I find myself alone again.? Why?? Because the trusty husband had to be up bright and early this morning to be in Olympia for a state regulator visit in one of the branch offices there.? He’ll be there for 2ish days (fortunately home at night).? But that means I am alone with the child all day again.

Home alone all day is typical for most stay at home moms, but I have a built in luxury that most moms are jealous of.? The trusty husband’s office is 10 minutes away from our house.? This means that he comes home for lunch (nearly) every day.? The boy has gotten used to this.? So when the trusty husband is off doing all of these state regulator visits he doesn’t come home.? Thus throwing off our schedule and causing a cranky child.

I appreciate your offers of things like play dates or bring the child over for a while, but mom… I never know when you have time off and at $4.20 a gallon I can’t afford to drive down on a whim.? As for play dates, I need food in my house.? I also am not the most pleasant person to be around at the moment.? If I could get away from myself I would.? And by not so pleasant I mean I may shoot laser beams out of my eyeballs and kill you with one look.

What I would like, to have the ability to go buy some pants that fit.? All of mine are either so tight they cut off the circulation to my feet or are falling off.? I would like a hair cut.? I would like the sun to come out so my hands will stop hurting and so I can go outside and mow my weeds grass.? But for now I will have to settle for this:

This is MY gift from the trusty husband (he claims I have to share that bottle of port… fine, but he better keep his paws off my Russian Standard).? The boy just got a stupid train (and by stupid I mean totally cool because he now wants to play with all the awesome train stuff I just go off of ebay).

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  1. Heidi says: Reply

    Oh gosh. I totally know what it is like to not even want to be around yourself.
    Where I am, it is hotter than heck, my kids are acting up because we’re all just ready for school to be out… and girlfriend, I’m about 2-3 months late for “fixing” my hair (I actually feel gross from it!).
    So, I’ll toast to you with my wine tonight if you toast to me!

  2. I am alone with my son until 8 PM every night…I am coming over to share that Russian Standard. Pick me up at the airport.

  3. DebiP says: Reply

    Elle…thankfully he is home safe and you know he will be around later..mine is also 10 minutes from home and we lunch together every day…it is hard for all of us when we don’t get our routine so I know how you feel…go have some of that Russian standard…not too much you might want some tomorrow.

  4. mom says: Reply

    Oh beautiful daughter of mine… where ever did you get the flair for such dramatics! I’m still crossing my fingers they close the door in August and although the gas is killing all of us… we should be able to team up. Allowing you some much needed escape time! Hang in there.

  5. At least he’s home at night! I know that’s scant comfort, especially at the end of a long day, where whining has been the only voice you’ve heard for the last several hours. The weekend will be here soon, and then you can hopefully escape for several hours of “me time” and let D take care of the boy. Good luck keeping your sanity!

    love, Jake

  6. Jenny says: Reply

    See, my girl, we love you and we are truly OK with you being a pain in the ass if it means you get some reinforcements. And you will get them in spades this weekend. 🙂

  7. Tricia says: Reply

    oh, i’m so feeling your mood right now. can’t wait for vacation! (if i still like my family and decide to go with them. or let them come with me.)

  8. Jenny2 says: Reply

    I see you have no dinner planned tonight…. maybe it would be good time to crack open that vodka.

  9. […] the record I have not finished my bottle of Russian Standard.? In fact, I haven’t even opened it yet.? I am a hoarder of booze.? I have 1 bottle of […]

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