Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Heading out

Tomorrow the kids and I are heading to MO to spend a week with my parents.  I'm excited to see them, and Abbie is beyond excited to see them, but I feel really bad about leaving Mark behind.  This is the first time I've left him by himself to go somewhere without him.  And on top of that, he's going to be alone on Father's Day, without his kids.  I feel horrible about that, and in all honesty, if I had realized that we were going to be gone over Father's Day, I probably wouldn't have booked the tickets to see my parents.  Luckily he'll only be alone for 5 days, until our friend's get in to town.  They're moving here and staying at our house while they house hunt.  Works well because my parents, the kids and I are going to drive up to IL to celebrate my grandma's 98th birthday and Mark's brother's ordination into priesthood and Mark is going to fly to Chicago to meet us there and our friends are staying here to watch the dogs while we're gone.  So we'll only be away from Mark for a week, but I'm not really looking forward to it.  And I don't think he's looking forward to it either.  He keeps saying how weird it's going to be to have us not around.  He's not going to know what to do with all his spare time.

This week has been a night week on top of it, so he's been working like 1pm-2am.  He sleeps until 10am-ish and then studies a while and then goes in to work.  They kids have been asking about him a lot.  Abbie wakes up multiple times a night to ask if her daddy is home yet, and last night as I was putting Ben down, he was saying "dada" over and over.  Both of our kids just love him to death and they are different when he's not around much.  I think Abbie will be fine while we're away from Mark since my mom and dad are WAY up there on her list of favorite people also.  My parents have lots of fun toys (aka four wheeler, boat, motorcycle, tractor) that she thinks are great and she's been talking non-stop about doing all these fun things with grammy and grampy.  Plus my parents live really close to Silver Dollar City, so we might take the kids there for a little bit.  We'll see.  I feel really guilty about doing that without Mark so we might wait until our next visit there when Mark will be along.

I realized today when I did the online check in for our flights that our flight in Salt Lake City lands at 1:07pm and our next flight boards at 1:10pm....  Uhh...  Not exactly sure how I'm going to pull that one off considering I'm going to have 2 kids, Ben's car seat, a stroller (thankfully NOT the double), a rolling carry on suitcase, a small duffle bag with all my camera gear in it and a diaper bag to get from one gate to other by myself in 3 minutes.  Oh, and Abbie will have her little suitcase with all of her toys in it also.  The flight doesn't take off until 1:47pm, so I think it'll be okay as long as the flight from Phoenix isn't late, but it'll be cutting it really close.  I was hoping to have time to grab some lunch there, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen.  I have an entire bag of snacks packed, so that'll have to do.  And I cannot find one of my car seat bags to save my life!  We had them both when we moved here 3 months ago, but I have no clue where one of them is.  I'm hoping Mark will know where the other one is, although I'm not holding my breath on that one.  I've looked everywhere I think it could be.

Wish me luck.  Could be an interesting day of traveling with the kids by myself.  Thank God this isn't my first time flying with them, but it is my first time flying alone with both of them.  Luckily they're not long flights.  I'll let you know how it goes.


Unknown said...

Eek. Good luck! I hate when they get scheduled that close. We had that kind of issue last summer. And a poopy diaper too! LOL

Traveling with kids is so not fun at this stage!

Snakeye said...

I dunno what you're talking about: alone on Father's Day? That sounds like the perfect gift! Sleeping in... get Chipotle for dinner... going fishing... doing some woodwork...

You should feel sorry for yourself! Doubled up with kids... but hey, it's a taste of what's to come if you're looking at increasing the K-to-P ratio to 3:2!!!