Today is the last day of Colby being gone, in fact, they are on their way home right now. The Knudson men take this annual hunting trip, to North Dakota, to hunt pheasants for ten days or so. Typically, these ten days are insane for me. Shuffling kids, losing my patience, being lonely and feeling like I can't do anything because it's just me and the kids. Even when it was just Cadynce I couldn't wait for him to be home......feeling like I needed to bolt the second he got home just for a break.
There are certain things that I always do while he's gone, like visiting the pumpkin patch, this has become a tradition with my friend Lauren. And there are things that I most certainly do not get to do, like go to zumba.
A while back I decided there were some things I needed to work on about myself (you can find that post right here ) and being patient was one of the main ones. I've never been known for my patience, especially with my kids, so for me, this was a great time to see how much better I had gotten. I can honestly say, this time around, it has been so much better. I don't know if it is that I am more patient, the kids are more well behaved or just a combination of things...but it's been good.
We have been to the park multiple times, visited the grandparents, gone to birthday parties, had days with no naps, baked and tried new foods for dinner. And don't forget the pumpkin patch! I really like the fact that Colby is coming home today and I don't feel like I need to hit the door running as he's walking in. Don't get me wrong, I'm ready for a break...but I would be okay with just some time to scrapbook while they play with daddy in the living room.