Kenzie, my blog friend over at Life & Lemons, recently wrote a post about focusing on the positive side of life. I’ve been a real Debbie Downer lately, and I think I need to focus on the positive.
So here are a few things that have been making me happy in this week of solo parenting:
1. Watching Piglet get more and more mobile. He loves to push these two furniture cubes we have all over the house. It’s amazing to see how strong and agile he has become. I think independent walking is going to happen very soon! I love how excited he gets when he gets somewhere he wants to go, on his own. He is so proud!
2. I’ve started making decorations and planning Piglet’s first birthday party. The theme is “Little Blue Truck” after the children’s book. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s basically a farm animal theme, mixed with a blue truck and a dump truck. It’s super cute and I am having a lot of fun with chalkboard paint, and sort of a rustic vibe.
3. Girls’ nights- I’ve had a couple of friends over for girl’s nights to fight the lonelies. One friend, Chippy Wife (her husband is a CHP officer) and I really bonded the other day. We always get together with our babies, and we’re so busy running after them, that we rarely get to really visit. She came over for a glass of wine, without her little one, after Piglet went to sleep. I loved that one-on-one time to really get to know my new friend better. Looking forward to more nights like that! Geeky came over yesterday and we had a great heart to heart over wine and tasty food, and she helped me put Piglet to bed. She’s such a good Godmama, and Piglet just beams when he’s with her.
Then today I met up with Ex-Neighbor and her son for a lunch play date. I am so grateful for good girlfriends!
4. Match’s phone call today after I emailed him about how I’ve been feeling with him away. I felt so incredibly left out, and just plain sad that my husband was on a vacation without me. He called me up and we had a great talk, and my heart already feels lighter. He promised that we will never be put in that position again, and he agreed that we do need to do more as a couple, and as a family. We have a tendency to pinch pennies, to the point where we forget to have fun, and he agreed that we need to strike a balance, and do more fun things together. I love him so much, and I’m so excited for him to come home tomorrow night!