Scott's workload right now is beyond ridiculous. His days typically start at 5:00AM (though yesterday the alarm started blaring at 2:00AM), and he isn't home until 6:00PM... If we're lucky. And, even when he is home he's working. He forewarned me the month of June was going to be pretty crazy. Though were only a few days deep, he's been spot on.
I don't know how you single parents do it. Hats off to you. Being a full-time Mommy no joke, but being Mommy and Daddy is serious stuff.
With all that said, Marcus and I are on our way to Iowa (for a month!), I'm not good at the single parent thing... My excitement is indescribable, but we are going to miss Scott something fierce.
There are so many activities planned for our trip, I don't even know where to begin.
- Lots of time spent with my family. This also means Grandma D, Grandpa D, Uncle Tyler and his sweet girlfriend Amber are helping with Marcus. They may not know they've signed up for this duty, but they'll figure it out when we get there!
- My BFF has kindly offered a weekend retreat to her parents lake house. Wheee!
- My blogging BFF's baby is having a birthday party; we're headed to the party to celebrate Mace turning one! And, this will be my first time meeting Sally, IN REAL LIFE! (I'm so nervous about this, maybe more so than my first real date.)
- It's been brought to my attention (thanks, Erin!) that summer means one thing in Iowa (besides sweet corn), "townie days" and county fairs! Every town has a fair and/or a carnival. There's nothing more fun, and maybe a little red-neck, than those big celebrations on Main Street, in the middle of Po-Dunk, Iowa. Marcus might get his first experience of the wonder of funnel cakes and the smell of money (also known as manure).
- Eventually, Scott will meet up with us, and we're headed to a wedding reception. Hellllo adult time with good friends and good drinks!
After all that Iowa fun, we're headed to Kansas City for more family time with the Macke side of the family. Kansas City also means time spent on The Plaza, backyard beverages with some of our favorite friends, long runs on some of my favorite running trails, and last but certainly not least, bar-b-que!
It's all going to be amazing.
I would have never thought, not in a million years, I'd be this excited to head home. All the things that seemed so silly (maybe even stupid) when I lived there are now the things I'm looking forward to the most.
In the meantime, while we're on our way to all that greatness, please say a few extra prayers for our travels. This Momma is so nervous about being "that parent" with "that kid" on the plane and in the airport. What the heck are we going to do to keep Marcus entertained for two hours of airport waiting, a two hour flight, an hour layover, followed by another two hour flight, only to end with an hour long car trip home?
My head already hurts...