Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The House Without A Man

I couldn't quite figure out why I've been so tired lately. Staying up late, sometimes until 2am being in front of computer and getting up at 7am was not a big deal for me before. But now, I get really sleepy by 9pm - I even fall asleep with the girls while I'm putting them to bed - simply exhausted. And I didn't know why...

I realize now that my exhausion comes from doing everything around the house all by myself without my husband's help. Tell you the truth, I've always done most of the stuff around the house - cleaning, cooking, bathing the kids and putting them to bed. But I never realized how important a role my husband had played until now. It's the little things he did for me - if my hands were full, he went to the bathroom and check on the girl while they played in the tub or if they didn't listen, all I had to do was call his name.

I wanted to quit my part time job by the end of last year, but I couldn't and it seems I have to stick around for another month or two. Thank god for JT's mom and stepdad's - they take care of the girls while I'm at work; 23 hours out of five days (which is not bad at all). I also was able to switch two of my shifts to morning, so I can pick up Ju Ju from school (I could only pick her up once a week before and JT picked her up every day) - she is seriously happy that I'm there waiting at the gate when she walks out with her classmates: Her face totaly lit up when she seems my face...

Anyway, what I want to say is I totally respect all the single moms out there - they do so much without anybody's help. I know it's not easy, seriously it's not easy - Jenn, I'm talking about you!! :) If you know anyone who's a single mom - please be kind and respect her. She may be putting a brave face, but I know sometimes all she wants is a good cry.

BTW, JT sent me a photo of snow to my cell phone this morning - his message said, "6in last nite 6 more today.." - I must admit I miss my husband..

Stay warm everyone...

8 comments:

eri said...

i admire all moms (and dads) out there...i truly don't know how you all do it. i'm pooped after an afternoon babysitting my nephew, but moms do it day in and day out.

The Muse said...

for every parent...
for every one who goes beyond and does more...
yes...let's salute them.

hope you all stay safe and your husband arrives soon :)

Nicole Marie said...

i have so much respect for moms! single or married! watching my mom work all day then come home to 2 babies and the rest of the house and still she's happy and loving and has so much energy!

Chloe said...

It's not easy to raise kids. Especially when you have to raise them by yourselves. And I can understand how much you miss your husband. I can't imagine weeks without mine. Don't worry too much. Things will get better.

Jenn(ifer) said...

Oh my gosh!! Thank you sooo much! This means so much to me; I teared up.

Remember you don't always have to be strong like everyone tells you to be and for those days, I'm here for support. :-)

Dionne said...

You are such a supermum, Maki. I have so much repect and admiration for your strength and love.

Bayjb said...

You are really a supermom, I can imagine you're exhausted with all the changes going on, but I'm glad you have that support from JT's parents and work to help you out. Take care of you too!

Maki said...

Ladies: Thank you all so much for your kind comments!! I feel like I can do it because of your warm support - thanks SOOO much! Love you!

xoxo

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