Sunday, October 10, 2010

Two Weeks

It's been almost two weeks since Dexy's daddy moved up to Seattle from Las Vegas. We're settling in nicely. At least I think we are. Mostly, I feel like Dexy and I have exhaled for the first time in months, if not years. And I'm definitely noticing a change in her with regard to having Daddy/Man Energy in the house, which IMO, is excellent. She needed this. And so did I.

Also cool... for the first time in over a year, Dexy is back in her own bed, in her own room, all night long, without anymore of the crying/screaming/hysteria. It took about a week of sleepless nights & sheer misery for ALL of us to get to this place, but her dad and I are committed and we're sticking to our guns, and we ain't giving in, no matter what.

We eat our meals together as a family, usually at the dinner table (whoa!). We take walks, attend kid birthday parties, shop, share preschool pick ups and drop offs, take turns reading the bedtime stories & getting her dressed/undressed/bathed. Stuff I've been doing solo for four + years (except when her dad was here for his monthly visit), and I'm just so stinkin' glad I don't have to do it alone anymore.

To have someone to share this stuff with, not to mention watch and experience all the milestones, growth, and the language/writing/thinking development, etc. that marks Dexy's latest journey from preschooler to Kindergartner (which will be next fall - GASP!), just rocks. 

Added bonus? If I need to run out the door to grab eggs at the Farmer's Market, or want to chit-chat with a neighbor, or go out for dinner/drinks with my gal pals, or take a walk, etc. I can! The freedom in that, in ALL of it, is tremendous.

I'm grateful. I'm blessed. And for the first time, in a long time, I'm happy.

Yay me!

7 comments:

angi said...

Congratulations...there's no better feeling! :)

Martini Mom said...

Awwww, this is so great. So happy for you guys.

I remember feeling the same thing when my man moved in. Even though he's not my oldest son's father, he stepped into the step-dad role quite nicely. And having some help; those added little bits of freedom? SO AWESOME!!!

Yay you indeed!

Cheryl said...

It's been a BIG adjustment for all three of us in some of the obvious ways (routine, habits, meals, etc.), but in other ways, it feels like he's always been here. Which is awesome actually. I LIKE our life now, and that wasn't always the case given how tough single parenting has been over the last 4+ years.

Priscila Peters said...

Great post. I love the image.
Enjoy the moment...

Priscila Peters said...

Great post. I love the image.
Enjoy the moment...

Cheryl said...

It's been a BIG adjustment for all three of us in some of the obvious ways (routine, habits, meals, etc.), but in other ways, it feels like he's always been here. Which is awesome actually. I LIKE our life now, and that wasn't always the case given how tough single parenting has been over the last 4+ years.

Martini Mom said...

Awwww, this is so great. So happy for you guys.

I remember feeling the same thing when my man moved in. Even though he's not my oldest son's father, he stepped into the step-dad role quite nicely. And having some help; those added little bits of freedom? SO AWESOME!!!

Yay you indeed!