I dropped off hubby at the airport this afternoon. He's going to Reno to the Nationals (USBC tournament). He won't be back until Friday night. He told both of the kids this morning that he was going but I don't think either of them really "got it". When I picked up Lovebug from day care, he asked if daddy was at home. I told him no he wasn't and he was on an airplane. Lovebug wasn't really happy with that answer. He then said that he'd talk to him on my computer and I had to tell him not tonight (hubby doesn't get to Reno until 12:30am our time I think). So, then he said he'd talk to him on the phone, I explained that he can't use a phone on the airplane and he could talk to him tomorrow. I think he finally understood.
When we got home he was excited to see daddy's car and thought that meant that he was home, I told him that no he wasn't. So, he said "an airplane came here and picked up daddy". LOL. I did tell him that I brought him to the airport so he wouldn't think that airplanes regularly land in our yard.
When we got into the house, he told me to lock the door so no one can get in. Guess he's being the man of the house and protecting us girls.
So, this begins my week as a single parent, we'll see how it goes.
And as I'm typing this Princess is saying "Daddy? Daddy home?"
I'm sure they will both be really excited when they can talk to him tomorrow.
I'm going to try to update the blog regularly this week to keep hubby informed of how things go. He hasn't been gone for this long since Dylan was 6 months old, things have certainly changed a lot since then. LOL
I looked up a flight tracker online that shows where the plane is at all times. I pointed out where we are and where daddy is going and then I pointed out the plane. Lovebug thought it was so cool. He asked to look at it a few times before he went to bed.
Night one went well. They both ate a great dinner and went to bed fairly easily.
Grief, Take 2
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