The last week and a half has been full of long days. J has been gone, out of state for work. So it's just been me and the kids. I've traveled alone with them before, but this is the first time I've had the kids alone at home for more than one night. It's actually gone better than I had hoped, but it does make for some long days, doing it all myself. Not gonna lie, several nights have ended with a beer in hand after the kids go down. The kids have done ok with his absence. Robbie has been acting out a bit more, wetting the bed a few nights. B doesn't seem to notice.
In almost every spare moment I haven't spent taking care of children, I have been feverishly knitting more baby elf hats. I finished 5, plus a button scarf, and they arrived at Up and Dyed today.
I was really pleased with how they turned out. Hopefully they sell well, they were actually really easy to make, and dont take much time or materials.
One thing I've noticed is that when J and I are apart, we communicate a lot more. We've had some amazingly productive conversations via IM while he's been away. I'm really looking forward to him coming home tomorrow so we can move forward with some of the things we've discussed!