Hey guys, it’s Jess!
Today is Fathers day, and it just happens to be my husbands first! Our little guy Thomas will be five months old in about a week, so we figured we’d set the bar in the middle-ish this year. We started the morning off with some Thomas & Daddy snuggles, and gave him a card with a little key chain that said, “Worlds Greatest Dad”. I wrote “Thomas ♥ First Fathers Day” on the back. Finished the day with some kind of hash brown-bacon-cheese mess topped off with some green onions and hot sauce. Wasn’t too bad for a thrown together supper!
Today is Sunday! My mom was off work today so I took Thomas over for a day of mom-free time. I’m slowly starting to get him out of the house and kept by my mom, to sort of break up the separation. Not only for his sake, but my own as well. Distance and a little self-care time I’ve learned, is important to keeping yourself, and your kids healthy! I’m not saying it was easy! Twice I walked into his room, forgetting that he wasn’t home. Every hour to two hours I was texting my mother for updates. Naturally he’s fine, but you know…he may have drooled without me knowing or some such.
I took advantage of the alone time and got some serious chores done. I love doing house work, and with Thomas out for the afternoon I got done in three hours what would have taken three days. I managed a full bathroom scrub, ALL laundry (yes you read that right) even the diapers got washed today! Have I mentioned how much I love Gain Powder detergent for cloth diapers? Smells so good. Cleans so well. On top of that, I managed to get half of the living room painted. This has been a task over three months long, and now that it’s finally starting to get finished I feel so good about it.
Never paint an entire place brown. Please. Unless you plan to die in whatever home you’ve decided to paint completely brown, don’t do it. A little brown is ok! Complete floor to ceiling brown from one side of a 875 square foot trailer to the other? Over kill. Do that market of home buyers a favor. Don’t paint it brown.
All in all, today was the opposite if impossible. I struggled with the separation from my son for the afternoon, but once I got his cute little self back home, and his Daddy too, it was pretty perfect. Today, today was possible.