I had honestly been dreading last weekend for months and it definitely seemed to sneak up on me by surprise. I’ve been so caught up in my little baby bubble that I’d totally forgotten I was going to be left alone for a few days. At first I was anxious about it because, well, I’m anxious about everything, but then it suddenly dawned on me that I’d be left to parent solo.
I’m not sure what the big deal was in my head. I solo-parent all day while Chris is working, but there’s comfort in knowing he’s only five minutes down the road and he’s coming home in only a few hours. So this was a big deal.
In order to take my mind off things I decided I needed to make some plans. I needed to do things I enjoy so that I don’t feel lonely without him here.
FRIDAY | Fortunately it was a nice morning and I had plans to meet a mum friend for a little picnic in the park. It’s so nice to get out and about with people who are in a similar position to you. Sometimes motherhood can feel like the most lonely place in the world, when in fact there’s so many people out there feeling the exact same way as you.
Later that afternoon I did the food shopping solo and also went to visit a friend for a girly catch up. Gosh was that needed and it was the perfect way to take my mind off Chris being away.
And so that was day one over and done with.
SATURDAY | It was another day of quality time with friends and so we decided to venture to a nearby garden centre where the children could all play in the park and enjoy a cute little toy train ride around the centre. I totally managed to take my mind off being without Chris and the day was over before I knew it.
The great thing about having a little one is that they’re nightly routine starts quite early, so you feel like you’re wrapping up the day from about 6pm onwards. By the time they’ve been bathed, dressed for bed and fed, it’s time for them to go to sleep and for you to have some well-deserved rest too. Which is exactly what I did.
SUNDAY | With Chris on his way home it was time for me to do a quick tidy around the house and prepare for his return. The day went so quickly and he was home before we knew it.
To be honest, I don’t know what I was so worried about. I coped, we both survived and we had lots of fun. But I would much rather spend weekends all together!