A sassy, crafty mama bird from Los Angeles
raising a very sweet little girl with Autism
and a new baby boy in the Midwest... and other stuff, too.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Hear me roar

My husband is in the basement playing with Little Bird as she swings in her blue cuddle swing. I can hear them talking; or rather I can hear her reciting nursery rhymes and then telling him to repeat them. "Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep. Want Daddy say it."

It's all good. He came home last night after having been in China (or according to the bird "The China") for the past 18 days. Yep, I was a single (warrior) mom for 18 days and nights. I wanted to tell you about it, but I have a couple friends who would've freaked out if I told the world I was home alone!! 

I was nervous. 18 days is a long time. Most people know I have no family here. No "hi mom, I'm gonna drop the bird off for the week day afternoon hour so I can get a mani/pedi meditate shower by myself grocery shop scream at the top of my lungs breathe." I have a couple babysitters who help mostly on a weekend night when Greg and I go out, but also on nights when I have meetings for the WAY too many boards of directors and committees I sit on. I did, however, treat myself to these babysitters a few nights over the past 2 1/2 weeks so that I could spend time with some good friends. I needed that. 

I did it. I did it all by myself. For 18 days. I didn't know if I could because it's a lot of freaking work. During this time, Little Bird went through a period of die-off from the vancomycin and nystatin she's on which affects her behavior in an ugly, whiny way. It wasn't easy and it wasn't pretty, but I made it. I'm awesome. Yep, I said it. It's true. 

I am warrior mama. Hear me roar.

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