It’s now mid-October and we’ve been doing great. My husband has been gone for about 4 months now and the boys seem to be doing pretty well. Both of the big boys have had a few days where they miss their dad, but I was definitely prepared for more bad days. When they have a bad day, I ask them where Dad is and they reply with “at Army” or “in the desert”. Then we look at pictures of things we did as a family and talk about them and all the great memories they have. Some of the things kids hold on to in their minds crack me up. For instance, before their dad deployed we stayed in a Hampton Inn, now every time we see a Hampton Inn, one of the big boys will pipe up and say “Mom! It’s our hotel!”
All 3 boys are officially in school and doing great. Jack started in the 1 year old classroom in late September, he’s taken to it amazingly and loves his teachers. Adam is in the 2 year old classroom and every morning he looks around to see which of his friends aren’t in school that day. Andrew goes to Pre-K and rides a bus to school every morning and loves every minute of it. None of them have had any real issues at school, which makes me feel awesome every day.
We’ve had to walk to school for about 2 weeks now. On October third, I ran a stop sign and we got hit (everyone is fine), so our car is in the garage until hopefully mid November. It’s about a .7 mile trip to school one way, so I end up walking about 3.5 miles in a day, most of the time while pushing a double stroller with 50 pounds of child in it. When October started, I started the Last 90 Days challenge that Rachel and Dave Hollis have, which contains working out 30 minutes a day along with a few other things. I didn’t expect something huge to happen causing me to workout almost daily, but I guess it’s the universe’s way of helping me workout. But I have lost 2 pounds and 2 inches, so something is working right.
It’s time to get ready to go get the boys from school. I’ll be trying to post more often than usual.