got my wingman back!

Aug 19, 2014

And two weeks later here I am! Chris just got back from Japan yesterday and I don't think there is a soul in this house that is not still smiling about it. For many different reason this two week trip, which I know by military standards is like so totally not long at all.....but this one felt like a good two months apart. The weather here was less than stellar for the most part so there were many days spent inside which is code for chaos. There were some days I thought, I am not going to make it to tomorrow, these kids, they are slowing trying to make me rip my hair out. The days just felt long. This might be because I don't sleep when Chris is gone because there is for sure someone just waiting to break into this palace of legos! 

You know what else doesn't help? When your co-parent is sending you amazing pictures of all the ridiculously good looking sushi he is consuming day after day. Or the glorious pictures of Mt. Fuji that he is about to summit. I sent him back a picture of the downstairs bathroom that had a volcanic eruption in it after Avalon flushed an entire pack of baby wipes one.by.one down the pipe. When I tell you an explosion that is exactly what I mean. I was cleaning bodily fluids off the walls. I will spare sharing the picture with you. Tensions were just at an all time high in this house, from everyone. 
So never have I been more excited to chase my children around baggage claim waiting for him to appear. Then all of a sudden I hear his voice singing Drunk In Love, in his best Beyonce impression to date and I responded with handing him a child or two. I've said it before and I will say it a thousand more times, life is just more fun when he is around. He is the cool, calm, and collected one. When he walked into the house that looked like a tornado ran through it, he just laughed. Don't get me wrong I cleaned the house, but when flights are delayed baskets of toys get dumped. 
He came bearing gifts for the masses, but the best part of Chris going away is the stories he comes back with. The hundreds of pictures we sat looking through last night. And the fact that I volunteered him for the bedtime routine as I fell asleep on the couch before he got back down. 

Now if you'll excuse me I have some chocolate to eat for breakfast, and just to keep it healthy I'll wash it down with some tea!


9 comments:

  1. I'm glad he's back! And that the kids didn't turn on you while he was gone and that you survived.

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  2. Oh I love it!! So glad he is back home with you :)

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  3. Woo! Yay so happy he is back. :)

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  4. So glad he's back! Mine was gone for two weeks last month and I got a text from him (one of about five) telling me about this awesome excursion they did for training through the jungle and he then asked what I had been up to. I responded with, "Keeping the house standing and your laundry." Hehe.

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  5. Well yay for his return! And of course presents. And a tiny break for you. It's no small feat being a single parent. I would know because you know once a year Matt leaves for two weeks. A whole two weeks. I die. ;)

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  6. Yay! Welcome back Chris! Sooo would you mind keeping the kids for a few hours (just yours, not mine) so I can get my nails done with your wife? No hurry. Just planting the seed...

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  7. So happy he's back!!! Dang girl I cannot believe you survived two weeks alone with 3 years, you earn a freakin gold medal and an unlimited gift card to Target! Geez, I can only imagine, tensions run high here just on a long day when Luis doesn't come home until 7 or 8. He is definitely the cool, calm, collected parent too out of the two of us! Although I think you are pretty cool, calm, and collected! I'm always impressed by your sense of humor and the way you don't let things get to you too much :)

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  8. Baby wipes?!?! Oh Avalon, you're always full of fun surprises!
    Glad your man is back. I think he owes you a full body massage or something for being away so long :)

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  9. The stories and new experiences are the hardest part about Alex being away on duty somewhere. A travel bug bites me like every week, so I'm always so jealous and really just crabby all around to him for the first few days that he's gone. He's usually good humored about it though and just tells me he wishes I could see it too. I can't imagine it with three kids though! Ha! It's chaotic here with just Ev after 8 hours. And I don't sleep when my husband is gone either. I always just cuddle with Netflix. Im glad you got him back though. ;) I always feel like I can breathe again and there's so much more joy in the house when the whole family is back together.

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