A World without walls
everyday life while homeschooling overseas
I have two friends here whose husbands are gone for an extended period on separation assignments. One is here for 6 months alone. The other is here for a year. I don't know how they're coping. Here I am at day 4 of being 'Married Without Benefits', and I can feel my mental sanity slipping. During the day, it's not so bad. I'm used to hanging with the kids all day long. It's the morning and the evening that I'm suffering. And at night. We can't play tag-team when Peter or whomever wakes up. Last night, Peter woke up at 9pm. Yes...he got his 1 1/2 hour catnap in, I guess. He was crying uncontrollably for his dad for a half hour. He finally settled down, and the phone started ringing. So, I talked to some people. Then, Peter roused himself again and complained for a few more hours. I put him to bed around 1am, but it was not long lasting. He was back about 1/2 hour later crying again. It took me another hour to settle him down and get him back into his cozy bed. By about 2:30, I was finally getting settled down. I was finally drifting off to sleep, when in comes Claire. She's had a bad dream. It's 3am. it took some time to listen to her dream and calm her down and get her back into bed. It's almost 4am and I've not slept at all. I fall asleep and a few seconds later (6am), the boys are awake and playing storm chasers loudly through the house. So much for rest and relaxation. I'm totally tired. Today was class party day, too, so we've been playing all day. We went to a jungle gym-type place, then we went to a restaurant called 'Burger Shack', which I think will fast become our favorite (the kids had burgers, fries and milkshakes...mmmmm), then we stopped off at the knock-off movie store and bought some movies for the weekend. Too bad that only 2 of the 5 we got remotely work. Ah, well. That's what happens. We don't have any way to rent movies, so we have to buy the illegal copies. Luckily, they're cheap. He he he. Here's to hoping I get a little more rest tonight..and that I can survive the rest of my lonely vigil until Devin comes home again.
Who Am I?
As a Stay At Home Mom of 4 wonderful children, I have the amazing opportunity not only to home school them, but to do so in many different places! I am married to the most amazingly wonderful (and handsome) man in the whole world! Together, we seek out, every day, that Joy in the Journey that makes life exciting!
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