I. Am. Exhausted.
I feel like I have been mom-ing non-stop for ages without a break. Well duh, why would there be a break? But you guys, it’s just been really hard mom-ing.
For whatever reason, K-Man and Ell-Bell were both in a really bad mood for like, a month?
And then I took the kids to Missouri by myself for a few days, which was not nearly the catastrophe that Oregon was, thank goodness. But still, being solely responsible for two kids while traveling is maybe the most draining thing I can imagine. It took a full week to recover.
We returned from Missouri to … an empty house. Hubby has basically been MIA these past two weeks, working the most horrendous schedule his chief residents could dream up. 6 days on, 1 day off. 6 days on, 1 day off. Of course, the 6 days on are all night shifts, so I’m on my own for bedtime every single night. And the 1 day off is completely consumed by Hubby catching up on patient notes.
There’s this awful direct relationship between Hubby’s level of exhaustion and my level of exhaustion. When he’s working a crazy schedule, it means I’m working a crazy schedule. And we somehow have to find a way to squeeze both of our needs for free time into his paltry days off.
Boo you, residency. I miss my husband.
But you know what I’m having a really hard time with? It’s the fact that Hubby is always working on the weekend. Saturday and Sunday. Like, pretty much every single weekend.
It’s not just that I have to mom alone on the weekends. It’s that I have to mom alone while the whole rest of the fucking world is out and about as a family. Being all “look how cute we are as a family” while I am miserably carrying both kids in my arms through the mall because neither one of them wants to be put down.
Ugh. Shout out to single moms on the weekend.
Until next time,