Earlier this week I told you how my husband has played such a critical role since our second daughter was born. He makes my life with two so much easier and helps me keep my sanity on those long sleepless nights. While I’ve relied on him so much over the past two months, I’m going to have to do it all on my own this weekend because he’s going out of town.
A few months ago my husband mentioned to me that he was going to be gone at the end of April for a bachelor party. At the time, the thought of him leaving me by myself with two girls terrified me. Almost to the point that I wanted him to cancel his trip.
Now that his weekend away is here, I am still terrified to do this all by myself for three days, but I feel much better about it than I did a couple of months ago. While taking care of two little girls is no easy task, I think that I’m finally starting to get us in somewhat of a routine. I am just hoping that our routine will last for the next three days.
Taking care of an infant on my own is not something that is new to me. I did it with my oldest daughter, Harlan, for nearly nine months. It’s taking care of both of the girls and the two dogs that scares me a little bit. My husband and I have had our tasks and routines around the house set for a while now. It frightens me that I am going to have to do it all for the next three days, especially without any time for myself.
It’s so critical that we, as mothers, get some alone time. I think it’s even more important with a new baby around. The baby can be so demanding of our time that it’s easy to get burnt out. That is what I am most afraid of this weekend. With just me around and no breaks, I’m so scared I will get burnt out.
For now, I’m going into this with a positive attitude and thinking of it as a chance for me to spend some quality time with my two little girls.
Wish me luck!
How did you do the first time your significant other left for an overnight trip?