Well, I had every intention of blogging this past week. I had two different topics, I had pictures. I had it all.
This past week was the first week that Drew has ever had to travel with his job since we've had kids. I am here to tell you that it's a good thing Drew got out of the military when he did because there is no way that I would have made it as a single mom for 18 months. If you are a single mom, then I wish there was a million dollars I could give you. You deserve a medal and are a rockstar in my book. Seriously, by 8pm every night the only thing I could bring myself to do was watch trash reality shows on Netflix while simultaneously stuffing my mouth with coconut M&Ms (which, sidenote: coconut M&Ms are awesome and a new thing to me. Have y'all been holding out on me this whole time??? Thank Heaven for the clearance candy section after Easter. Otherwise I might have gone another whole year without knowing about coconut M&Ms and Reeses Eggs.)
Before this post becomes more about me bemoaning my single parenting status all week (which, as hard as it was, did have its perks; see also: Chick-Fil-A or pizza for dinner every night. Hashtag: WINNING), let me fill you in on a few things from this past week and our weekend.
We had already planned on doing some fun family things on Saturday, and since I'm not one for putting up with the whole "swallowing knives" thing, I popped some pain killers and trudged on with life. I'm so glad that we did, because even though I didn't feel well, the kids had a blast a a little family day that one of the local museums put on. I had found out about the event through a local magazine, so I had assumed it would be crowded, but there was hardly anyone there, so it was great because we didn't have to deal with long lines and the kids got to do everything as much as they wanted.
Sunday we informed Brayden that he no longer needed to take naps. I have fought this moment with all of my being, as I tend to be of the human population that needs more sleep that most adults deem necessary. This means that mommy needs a nap, or else she's not a very nice person. So y'all can pray for me as we trudge through these new waters of only 2/3 of my littles taking afternoon naps. I may be upping my Sonic happy hour intake to a Route 44. ha! And in case you're wondering how Brayden's taking the news, I give you this candid shot taken right after we told him his naps were no longer. I'm so glad he shares my sadness ;)
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