GOING SOLO : the one on bedtime

November 15, 2013 in Uncategorized

I lament time flies when it comes to watching my kids grow up. But when it comes to solo parenting, I always wish time to fly at supersonic speed so that my extra pair of hands can return soon. Parents who have not much help or who have to do solo parenting most of the time, you have my deep-deep respect. It’s physically and mentally exhausting!

It’s the longest work trip for the year as the husb goes to Denmark for a 2-weeks course. I’m so glad we are nearing the end of it. But as much as I grumble about the downsides of solo parenting, there are some bits of solo parenting that I do enjoy getting to see.

It’s funny how they know they can get away with sleeping together on my bed when their Dad is away.

So when Daddy is away, I get to snuggle with both kids, sing some silly songs together before I tell them to go to bed.

I don’t get the bedtime jokes though. Every single thing that they do becomes 10x funnier as they amuse each other to no end. It can be very endearing to watch how both of them laugh non-stop and play with each other, but just as annoying when I’m trying to create a sleepy mood in the room!

The cub now knows how to play a dutiful bigbro role. He would bring me a fresh diaper for his lilsis to change, pat his lilsis to sleep and tell me no need to pat him! So I do get an extra pair of hands at times, albeit a smaller but so much cuter pair.

It’s so precious to see how genuinely happy and contented they are from simple things like following me around the room, sometimes jumping ON me and making me piggy-back them, or just wanting to hold my hands or lie beside me as they drift off to sleep. If the husb is around, I’d probably have missed out on all these and leave it up to him to accompany the kids to bed while I get some of my stuff done.

The cub has more or less gotten used to sleeping on his own bed. But whenever the husb is away, I would get him to sleep with me on my bed so that I don’t feel lonely. Ha! Sometimes he rolls back to his bed and I would drag him back.

Got a message from the husb while drafting this post – he’s going to come back early!

Time to kick the son back to his bed! 😉

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  • Reply qiu xian November 15, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    I feel you sister. Everytime my husband has to go away on business trip for 2 weeks, my heart just breaks. In the day, its still ok but when night comes, omg, that loneliness is just too much to bear. And good to know that your boy is so sensible and guai too! Helping out with the little errands, so cute!

    • Reply Missus Tay November 18, 2013 at 12:33 AM

      he’s got his good and naughty days, but i’m glad that he’s old enough to take some orders. haha!

  • Reply Susan November 18, 2013 at 12:29 AM

    Aww Thaddeus is so sensible and matured. He must be a loving gor gor too. I know what you mean about bedtimes. The best time to spend more time with the kids but yet we got to be firm and make them go to bed. Glad that your hubs is finally back to be your pillar of strength 🙂

    • Reply Missus Tay November 18, 2013 at 12:34 AM

      yes, i was so thankful i could finally take a shower without having to worry about either kid waking up and dashing out to check on them!

  • Reply debbstar November 27, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    awww so cute. sometimes when i know i have to travel i let little miss stay with me in bed so i can cuddle her a bit more before i have to go off. otherwise i kick her back to her bed otherwise i get beaten up in my sleep!

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