kate5kiwis: "Let us see how Squirt does, flying solo..."


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

"Let us see how Squirt does, flying solo..."

(oh how we adore Crush)
i am not cut out for this solo mum lark.
BD drove six hours across the island on sunday for a uni contact course and we are not seeing him 'til froiday - three sleeps down, two to go.

my uni lectures are still on this week and i have two and a half assignments due - but it's clashing with the kids' second week of school hols - can you spell r-e-m-o-t-e-c-o-n-t-r-o-l-l-e-d-p-a-r-e-n-t-i-n-g?

i'm not very good at it, this solo juggling act. there is no one to say "SHOTGUN NOT!" to - i am the one locking the doors and remembering that it's rubbish day and saying yes or no (mostly trying to say yes) to every kid request - while trying to research three different artists and produce the A+ art journal.

why so conscienscious/conscientious?
even my spelling is taking a dive. egads.
am now thinking: can we please just go with the first essay result and flag writing any others?
oh and i have a new theory about weight loss and studying - i think it's because my heart is permanently beating faster than normal.

i am finding myself longing for the daze when my biggest concerns were getting the washing dry and what's for dinner and which beach shall we hang out on this froiday.

"Dude? Dude? Focus dude... Dude?"
i fink i needa hug. or the EAC.


Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...


I've done the solo parenting thing, for the biggest part of seven months while Mr. BTEG was consulting in Chicago. It's crazy.

11:32 AM  
Anonymous BeachMama said...

Can I send you a hug from Canada??

Kudos to you! I have half the kids and I am not in school and I can barely make it a few days without Hubby. Only a couple more sleeps.

12:37 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

You can have hugs a-plenty! Now, at the end of my Uni course, I can look back at the years of struggle with something akin to fondness... but at the time the stress was sometimes unbearable. Stick with it. It's the struggle that makes the experience worthwhile and memorable!

6:19 PM  
Blogger Katepai said...

Oh Kate know what you're saying. Merlin comes home tonight. Yay!!! orking, hols and no hubsand make for hard work!!! Hubsand spelling on perpose!! Perpose not on purpose!!

Re the boots and your comment re sizing... mine are a size too big. eeeek. Have to wear them!!!


6:21 PM  
Blogger Liesl said...

Sending lots and lots of (((HUGS)))!!!

Solo parenting is hard even when you don't have your own classwork to worry about...

Think ahead to how great it will feel to have everyone home this weekend, and the missing parent with you live and IN PERSON :)

Hang in there!

10:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember, tu est une rockstar!

2:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


11:43 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home