Friday, 22 March 2013
It's Not All Plain Sailing You Know
Marc is on holiday for the next week. Since starting his new job in Gloucester, he has been away four days a week, returning home late on a Thursday. It's been quite tough for everyone as we get used to the changes that this brings.
Olly really misses his Daddy, and often asks where he is and when he is coming home. That's hard sometimes. I just reassure him that Daddy is at work, and will be home soon.
Sam misses his TV buddy. Both of them share a love of British comedy. They bond over Mitchell & Webb, The Thick Of It and The Inbetweeners. I gather that quite a few man to man chats have been had while staring at the TV screen. I retreat upstairs, and listen to their guffaws
Alfie needs a firm hand, so although he wouldn't agree, he misses the discipline his Dad bestows. I am far too soft, and he knows it. Alfie is a boys boy, and is very good at pushing boundaries and running me ragged!
I miss the company. The support. The shared responsibility of parenting. And the break from being a constant parent. I often refer to myself as a part-time single Mum, because that's how it is for us. It's challenging at times, and tiring. But this is what Marc and I do so that the children can grow up in St Ives.
We think it's worth it.
What sacrifices do you make for your family?