Monday, April 22, 2013

What's Missing

After the time my mother spent three days at my house last week and helped me with childcare while I was at work, she sent me a text message that she had to take a nap as soon as she got home.  Then when I spoke to my mother in law today, she mentioned that after the boys stayed at her house for a sleepover, she was able to understand just a little more why I say I'm so tired all the time!

And in case you're wondering, butterfly hunting can also lead to significant pre-bedtime fatigue.

It's been kind of hard to laugh this past week.  In the midst of all the mess, stress, and struggle I was able to find several ways to smile.

This helps:

My boy loves to work on puzzles with me.  He picked out this Avengers puzzle from the Dollar Spot at Target for surviving a shopping trip without pooping his pants, breaking anything from a shelf, or eating anything off the floor.

This will help:

Playing Scrabble with some friends while chatting with my snarky husband on Skype.  He was making fun of the words I was playing at the same time that the people I was playing the game with were also poking at me.

Best Scrabble game EVER.  I lost, but talking to this guy and laughing with friends made it epic.

I look forward to him coming home so I can get caught up on episodes of Castle and The Big Bang Theory and I can have that booming laugh back in my house once again.  It has really been what's missing for the last thirteen days.

Here's hoping I have many, many more opportunities to laugh this week as we enter into the home stretch!


  1. When my husband travels for work for extended periods of time (a month or so) people always ask me what I miss most. I can say without a doubt the way he makes me laugh and his laugh. No body else comes close. We don't have kids yet so I can't imagine that stress and worry. Best wishes and hang tight.

  2. I LOVE THAT LAUGH!! I don't even have to find the source of the laugh funny. I just laugh at the laugh.


  3. That came out wrong. I mean I don't have to find the joke that CAUSED the laugh funny..oh you know what I mean...



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