Avi stayed with her dad for three nights in a row this weekend.
Scheduled for an absurd number of back-to-back meetings and rehearsals with simply no conceivable way to cover it all with babysitters, Dada time came to the rescue.
Oddly, a meeting and two rehearsals were canceled last minute leaving me with some unexpected downtime which I promptly used up by going out to two movies and spending time with Mr. Dad of Two.
I left all my dirty dishes in the sink, neglected the long list of chores I was supposed to accomplish, abandoned my cat for many hours on end, and had a damn good weekend.
Today, Monday, real life came barreling through bringing my care-free weekend to a crashing end.
A 6:30 wake up call from a screaming toddler (now officially weaned, by the way). A mess of nausea-inducing scrambled eggs that I forced down because I was famished although had no appetite. A morning of errands. A snack-like lunch which she didn’t eat anyways. A nap that actually should be called “falling onto bed like a ton of bricks and waking up two hours later covered in cheerios, board books, and milk.” A groggy afternoon wondering why my stomach hates me, why I feel exhausted, why my child won’t stop whining, and why my kitchen smells so foul finished up with a delicious dinner which she didn’t eat and made me feel sick. A few splashes in the tub and we were off on our two hours of bedtime routine.
How do I do this everyday?
Did I forget to mention that the afternoon nap time crash happened even with a mid-morning espresso?
How can I do this everyday?
And what’s with the nausea? It’s driving me nuts. We’re going on close to a year here of on and off food-induced regular nausea, indigestion, and general discomfort peppered with feeling starving in between these bouts of nausea.
My only consolation is that we’re going camping this weekend. Oh, wait, no it’s not. They just told me we’re going to get rained on. Yay for camping in the middle of nowhere in a water-logged canoe with a toddler and a live-out hubby.
Life just gets better and better.
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