My husband travels a LOT for work.
I just found out that he’s going to be traveling A LOT MORE.
This sucks. But hey, someone’s gotta pay for all those diapers, right?
Anyway, here is a list of my must haves when I’m single-parenting on those dreaded work trips.
1. NO EXPECTATIONS.
I realize this is how I really end up having a bad day. I expect Olive to be in a good mood. Or that we’ll have an easy day. Or she won’t be crazy that day. And when that doesn’t happen, I’m ready to scream into a pillow by 2pm. NO. Always expect that she will be a complete nutjob, so at least if she’s bad, you at least won’t be too disappointed.
2. LEAVE THE HOUSE AT LEAST ONCE A DAY
Sometimes it’s nice to be a secret slob when my husband is away. PJ’s until noon? That’s alright by me. But at least leave the house and see the sunshine. I don’t care if you’re just taking a walk at the park, or you need to run to get groceries. Take your kid, and just get out to do something other than tummy time for the millionth time that day.
3. GET ONE OF THESE:
She loves this thing. It lets her bounce to her hearts content and I guess it makes her feel independent or something. Get yours here, here, and here. At least you have somewhere to put her so she can entertain herself for a few minutes while you lie on the floor and cry for a bit.