Friday, 18 November 2011

1111.18 SINGLE FATHER

Sometimes it's advantageous to sent Morticia away to her Mum's for the week. Her ME can take it's toll on her so a short restbite break is in order. This week, following a visit from her Mum, she went down to the little town of St Neots for the week and left me home with the kids.

It probably sounds like I get quite a lot out of this, you know, suddenly being on my own, doing my own thing etc. this couldn't be further from the truth. The kids, even though they're older are still a handful. Add to that the fact that I still go into work (albeit for half days). Rest for me? Not a chance. It's been all go until 22:30 each night when I have myself a chance to catch up with my Sky+ recordings. Come bed time I find that I don't enjoy sleeping alone (I found this out many years ago).

Today, in fact tonight I drive down to be with her. We return home on Sunday.

2 comments:

chocolat lover said...

Did Morticia have a good time at her Mums?

The Captain said...

She missed us all more than usual. The next few days will see if she's benefited from the time. I think it's good for fathers to take time alone with their kids. It improves bonding and helps parents take their fair share of the childcare. I think my relationship with my daughters is stronger because they know they can come to me and rely on me.