Chapter 2 – Living without Daddy (7 weeks to go)

It’s been an interesting two weeks since Rich left.

Day one was HARD. There were lots of tears and I surprised myself in how much I missed him. I know that sounds wrong, but I really thought I’d be much stronger than I was. I was a complete WOES!! But I did eventually get over myself and put on my big girl panties and things also got easier with time.

The ginger has taken it ok but he definitely misses his daddy. You have got to love skype though and I wonder what we’d do without it. We did however realise that Skyping at night-time just before bed was upsetting him and so only chat earlier on in the day. So on the whole he’s been fine but it’s funny he has regressed with his sleeping. Up until last night he hadn’t slept through since Rich left and has also started waking just before 5am!!!!

So we’re surviving and I’ve learnt something about myself. I actually don’t like living on my own and single parenting is HARD MAN!!!
But I made the 10 days and on Friday Rich came home.

Interesting response from the Ginger the following morning when he saw him and in actual fact wanted nothing to do with his daddy until midday! But he warmed up fast and just loved the weekend with his dad.


We had a great weekend Rich and I and got to really catch up. Pity I had the most awful gastro though. I was so grateful to have Rich here though I don’t know what I would’ve done without him as I was truly man down.

Before we knew it though, Sunday night arrived and it was time to put my big girl panties back on and my heart shouted “I don’t wanna” So I booked a flight to Durbs for the weekend. Yes I’m living in a dream world that I’ll make the next 7 weeks without a weekend that I don’t see Richard, but I’m ok with living the dream for now.

7 weeks, can you believe I’ll be living back home in sunny Durban in just 7 weeks. It’s just crazy!!!

I think my word for 2013 is going to be Whirlwind because that is what it has been. It’s just crazy with everything that’s going and just when you think you’ve got it all under control , you think of something else that needs to be done!

But it’s exciting and everything has just fallen into place which really makes me feel it’s meant to be.


One comment on “Chapter 2 – Living without Daddy (7 weeks to go)

  1. […] proved to be the hardest month as Rich left us and headed down in his packed-to-the-brim car to start his new job in […]

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