...and other misconceptions I made 07-12-25
2007 Dec 25
February 9th 2010
Home Alone VI – Day 1

Posted by D under family

It’s hard to believe but it has been a year since the last time I was truly alone with the girls – you can see my previous adventures as single parent of twins under the various home alone tags in the list of tags on the left – or by clicking on the different blue words in the previous sentence…

So it’s once again Madrona Fiber Arts week and K2 has taken a few days off without the family. My guess is she’ll try to catch up on the about 800 hours of sleep that she has missed in the past 12 months… Good luck with that.

But just so no one things that the poor children are at risk of starving or missing any of their various social engagements… fear not. K2 has written a two page detailed list with instructions, including truly helpful “tips for success” (like when getting ready for Tae-Kwon-Do: hide the belts when they put on their uniforms or you’ll have a fight on your hands trying to get the belts on right). Absolutely awesome – and I’ll admit that I would have forgotten crucial things like “bring the water bottles into the gym so the girls can drink right after class” if it hadn’t been on the list.

I had planned to include the list here so you can see just how well this all has been planned for me – but decided against this as this does contain more details than I’m comfortable posting here.

Oh, and did I mention that of course I have pre-cooked meals for most of the days – and plans for literally every meal and snack? And all the laundry has been done. Plus several friends have offered to take the girls for a few hours (or a day, for that matter) if this gets too much for me.

I’m not going to ponder too much what this might imply about their opinion of my ability to pull my weight here… I’ll just file this under “wow, these people are nice and helpful” instead…

the lions are planning their next moveBut how could a week alone with these girls be anything than an absolute blast? I mean, seriously.

And I should point out – the picture of H2 completely cracking up? That was taken by S2. H2 had a similar one of her, but that was completely out of focus… Which was a shame.

H2 cracks up (taken by S2)just too much funI give upS2 is thinking about itPapa is too sillyAll in all I can say that we had a wonderful first day together. The girls ate like horses at dinner time and were out cold within minutes when I put them to bed.

Curious how the night will be – the first night with one parent has been problematic in the past…

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2 Responses to “Home Alone VI – Day 1”

  1. Elle on 10 Feb 2010 at 7:04 pm #

    Hope you guys are surviving your Home Alone sequel. In scary moments, remember K2 is only a cell phone call away.

  2. Molly on 12 Feb 2010 at 11:40 pm #

    Love the pic that S2 took. Great shot. Love them cracking up, too funny. :-)

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