Monday, June 13, 2016

It Wasn't You, It Was Me

     The last two months have been so crazy that I completely dropped the ball and haven't written at all. First we had my husbands and my son, Liam's, birthdays. I tried to make Liam's party as easy on myself as I could (because I get completely stressed out when planning events) and despite my best efforts I still ended up a hot mess. The important thing that I cling to was that I was better than I was last year. At least a little.
     Next we had the end of Liam's school year and his pre-school graduation. It was adorable and emotional and incredibly bitter-sweet. Now I have to readjust to having my little 5 year-old ball of energy home all day. He's already eating us out of house and home. Apparently growing boys need Goldfish, pb&apple butter sandwiches, chips, and diced pears asap.
     Immediately after school was over we all drove to visit my in-laws for Memorial Day weekend. We decided to bring our nephew back with us for a visit for about 2.5 weeks so he and our boys could enjoy each others company. The kids had a great time, but again, it made life a little more stressful.
     Now my husband is getting ready to go back to tech school for five weeks, and I'm trying to mentally prepare for his five week absence. As a military spouse I know that five weeks is nothing compared to what it could be, and I'm not trying to whine. It's just the first time since he went to basic training in 2011 that we've been apart longer than two weeks. So, it'll be an adjustment. I have lots of things planned to keep the kids occupied so they don't dwell on Daddy's trip.
     Hmmmmmm, what else has been going on that's added stress into the daily mix? Oh yeah. We found out on Memorial Day that we're expecting baby Gray #3! We're very excited about the news and can't wait to find out if we'll be blessed with a little girl (please please please) or another handsome little boy.
   So there you have it, that's what's been keeping me away from the keyboard. It wasn't you, it was me.