The great news of the day is that the dad is back. Yay!!! I am so relieved he is home. He left very early in the morning, before I was up, last Friday and came back this evening so he was gone the better part of six days. In retrospect, I should have hired our babysitter to come over for a few hours one day and give me a break.
I don't sleep well when he is gone, so that does not help my situation. By today, I was really really tired. So today was a special day, as I told the boys. I let them watch three videos; two before nap and one after. By the time they finished that, the fence guys had finished putting up our new fence so the boys could once again go outside and play without me having to be out there with them. It was wonderful because we had an absolutely beautiful day here today. I think it got up to somewhere in the mid-70's. The boys had not been able to play outside without an adult being out there with them for a couple of weeks so this was just wonderful for all of us. God must have known that I really needed this today.
When the dad got home, he took us all out to eat for dinner. When we got back, he took the boys upstairs to play and now he is putting them to bed. So I have had a very peaceful evening and I am going to go to bed early. I am looking forward to getting out by myself for a bit tomorrow and doing some errands. The dad is off work the next two days so we have a nice four day weekend ahead of us to get back into our groove.
I can't believe Thanksgiving is next week. Time is going by so quickly and the boys are growing and changing so fast. They have been singing the Jingle Bells song lately and I'm not sure where they heard it. They sing: "Jingle bells. Jingle bells. Hey!" It cracks me up.