Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The House Will Explode.

As a stay-home mom, I have a massive juggling job that I've pretty much fine-tuned (but it still gets out of tune pretty quickly, ha ha) from lowly things like making sure the plants get watered to reconciling the house budget and paying bills on a spreadsheet. I have a system. A checklist. A schedule. Every day, I get up and tick things off my list. I have five other people dependent on me for a lot of things, and if I'm suddenly not there...what happens?

Yep. Pretty much.

So, I am leaving on Saturday, and I will be gone FIVE WHOLE DAYS. I am attending a family get-together in my parents hometown, and I am going by myself. No kids, no husband. Which means, they are home to fend for themselves. This makes me...nervous. I will be honest. In fact, I told Thing Four (who is 5) that I was going away for a few days, and his immediate response:

"What? Who will give me baths and turkey sandwiches and take me to Taekwondo?"

See? Even at the tender age of 5, he gets it. Luckily I have a 14-year old daughter, who is VERY capable, and sons who are 13 and 11. They are going to be fine. I have coordinated with neighbors about rides to their summer activities, the swim lessons are literally at the clubhouse pool down the street, and I am going to plan/cook meals that can be heated up for the duration of my trip. I will make sure they have clean clothes and SOMEONE waters the flowers, walks the dog, etc. etc. etc.

Everything should be fine, right?

Pray for us.


Anonymous said...

Right! :-)


Brenda said...

Ahem . . . good luck with that.