Family moments have been few and far between this month as hubby has been working away from home for most of it. There has been the odd day here and there when he is home but otherwise it’s just been me and the girls.
It’s hard when hubby is away. The girls miss him and we have the odd tearful moment here and there when they just want Daddy home again and tell me to “magic him home.” Oh, if only it were that easy! I miss having adult conversation in the evening and a second pair of hands to help with the children in the mornings (and occasionally bedtime although hubby is rarely home before the girls go to bed even when he isn’t away). We adjust and we get used to it just being the three of us, but something always feels slightly out-of-kilter until hubby comes back home again.
Months like this mean that family moments are even more precious when we manage to get them. We managed to get a morning together earlier this month at the PlayStation Kids and Parenting Showcase. Hubby was also home for the weekend of Jessica’s enrolment at Girls’ Brigade so we managed to grab a family photo then as well!
October is also Sophie’s birthday month. I still can’t quite believe that my baby girl is now three! Hubby was away in Paris in the run-up to her birthday but managed to make it home in the evening – just in time to sing Happy Birthday and have some birthday cake before it was time for the birthday girl to go to bed. It was a bit of a mad dash for him to make it home in time but we were glad he did!
The end of the busy period is now coming into sight – hopefully November will be a quieter month and we will be able to enjoy a little more family time together!