Hubby is gone for another week long business trip. He left Sunday night and he'll be back Saturday night (ugh!). It's been over 2 years since he's been gone for so long on one business trip. He actually has another one sometime next month and then in February he'll be gone 2-3 weeks. Yikes!
When he's away I try to find my own routines. I get dinner on the table earlier and get the kids to bed much earlier. Last night my parents came over to give me a hand. They spent time with the big kids playing games before giving them their bath. While my mom bathed the big kids, my dad spent some one-on-one time with Mr. Bananas. I cleaned the house.
By 8 o'clock last night all 3 kids were in bed and my parents had left. I finally sat down for my dinner. When it's just me, I find it easier to feed the 3 kids and then eat dinner by myself after they are in bed. While the big kids eat, I feed the baby. So at 8:30pm I had reheated a bowl of soup and decided to watch the Sing-Off while eating my dinner. Wouldn't you know that not 2 minutes into my solo dinner, my daughter came downstairs?
DM: Buggy what are you doing down here?
B: You know what I'm doing.
DM: I do?
B: Yes. I'm watching tv with you.
DM: You are?
Buggy sees that I'm watching the Sing-Off: Oh, and I'm dancing.
While the contestants are singing, she gets off the couch and starts dancing. When they finish and the audience is applauding, my darling daughter starts bowing repeatedly and saying, "Thank you, Thank you, Thank you" Humble, isn't she? (Ms. C, I think she is a natural performer! It's a good thing I have her taking dance classes at your studio!)
At the next commercial I start to carry her upstairs. I'm almost to the top of the stairs when I see that the gate is in place and locked. Um????
DM: Bug, how did you get downstairs? The gate is locked?
B: I'm little. I'm 3, but I'm still little. I'm still little and I fit! I'm 3, I'm little, and I fit! (The whole time she is giggling).
The little stinker crawled underneath the gate and walked downstairs.
I finally got her back in bed. It's never a dull moment with my little performer...