Isaac is missing his daddy (and isn’t he handsome?? Chris sent me these pictures the ship PAO took) If Chris had shipped out after having watch every three days, Isaac could have taken it in stride. But after having Chris home and relaxed and fun for two weeks, Isaac is really missing him. He cries when we have dinner at the table because Daddy isn’t there. He leaves lollipops at Chris’ seat. He wants Dad to snuggle him at night. Anything that makes him feel sad or anytime he’s in a little trouble he starts sobbing, “I miss Daaaaaaadddy!”
Chris being gone has been hard, mainly because the kids WILL NOT SLEEP AT THE SAME TIME. Isaac was staying up singing and partying in his room until after 10pm (and Eloise often wakes up around 11pm) so I experimented with dropping Isaac’s nap. DISASTER. Add potty training, Eloise’s constant—CONSTANT—spit up, and general household lack of sleep to Dad being gone and that is a sure-fire recipe for frazzled chaos. The washing machine is on the fritz too, so the pile of soaked burp cloths is approaching disaster mode. And it’s a holiday weekend so everything is crowded and all the other dads are home. No wonder Isaac is all weepy for Dad.