We weren't supposed to have another deployment after the last one. Hubby was going to get out of the Marine's. But we ended up having no choice financially but to stay in. Not to mention if he didn't reenlist Hubby was going to be sent overseas for the last year he was in (without us). So I still would have been alone for an entire year. As apposed to just a 6 month deployment. There was no easy solution.
I am a horrible cook when Hubby is gone. How am I supposed to make a meal when I have two extremely picky children who wont even eat it and then have a tone of leftovers. Half the time I'm not that hungry for dinner anyway and there is no one to appreciate it if I do cook. As much as I dont want to I end up giving in and just making whats easy that I know my kids will eat. Its just easier to avoid any arguments and the frustration of trying to get them to eat what they dont want. Its not like I give them junk food for dinner, I try to make it as healthy as possible. Bobo is worse than Princess these days. He's not yet old enough that I can bargain with him to get him to eat, and he wont even try anything new.
I'm a married single parent. It sucks. I'm almost never without my kids. Don't get me wrong, I love them both dearly. But come-on, everyone needs a break once in a while. I do have my neighbor who watches them for me sometimes. But I dont like to ask her unless I have to. I dont want to take advantage of her.
At least when Princess is in school I can run errands during the day and only have one child in tow. But she is out of school for summer break at the end of the month... As bad as it sounds, I'm not looking forward to that. School is the only way I know what day of the week it is. Without school, all the days will just mesh into one another and Time Will Stand Still. There will be no difference between Tuesday and Saturday, nothing to break up the monotony. I'm gonna go crazy.