Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Me & my boys


Well, it was one of those stretches that just finished up. I was in a somewhat self-imposed blogging exile. Bridgette was out of town for 4.5 days and I stayed home and took "vacation" with the boys. During my "vacation" - I officiated 2 weddings, 1 funeral and participated in VBS & Sunday worship. So, it was about as much of a vacation as any day in the office ever is - probably even less so. I certainly found more respect for what Bridgette does, and even more, I couldn't imagine being a single parent. Not that I couldn't handle it, or couldn't do what Bridgette does on a daily basis. But I couldn't imagine doing it alone, on top of a fulltime job to pay the bills.

In the midst of crazy schedules & a sick boy (which meant I got much less sleep than I would've liked, we did find some time to have fun. But I learned a valuable lesson. When Bridgette goes away in September, leaving me with the boys again - I'm going away too! I'm taking the boys to Canada for the weekend...

4 comments:

nancydayachauer said...

I was a single parent for the full stint. Now I look back on it and wonder how on earth I survived. I can't imagine doing it with two young boys. I feel exhausted just thinking about it!

Don said...

Yeah, my mom was a single parent for a few years too - but not until we were 5 & 3. The 1 thing I remember, she wasn't "alone" - and truth be told, neither was I, which is the only way any of us survive. The church, our community is the only way we can live this life - together!

The Carlson Chronicles said...

Ha! James had help...his parents. Matt still had Tara, albeit on a part-time basis (thanks, Matt!), and Brad had help from his parents. You were the only one of the husbands that actually did it "alone"! We're all so lucky to have such wonderful husbands who adore being "Dad".

Don said...

Thanks Kate!

The sad thing was, there wasn't a day that I actually had them alone. I had some kind of childcare every day because there was always something I had to do where I couldn't bring them with me. Although they were AT the church during the 2 weddings & the 1 memorial service, so it was close.

All us dads are glad to be able to give you ladies this time - for all you do, every day with our kids. We have some pretty good wives/moms!