Monday, September 11, 2006

Decisions, decisions

School is such a wonderful thing. I forgot how nice it was to have relative quiet time at home during the day. J, DN-J and I came back home after dropping the boys off for their first day of school. DN-J went down for a nap, and J started coloring. I was able to get a load of laundry folded and put away, gather up another load, even put all their sandwiches on their plates with cut up fruit. So nice!

Tomorrow DH has surgery to correct his sleep apnea. It's same day surgery, though we won't know what time it's scheduled for until 3:00 when he calls. I'm having such a tough time figuring the logistics of this all out. He wants me to go to the hospital with him in the morning. I totally understand that, but what do I do with the kids?!! They will all (except for DN-J) be in school from 9 until 1 (I'm paying for them all to have lunch that day), so at least that part of the day is covered. My concern is what do I do if DH needs to be at the hospital BEFORE 9? DH's parents will be meeting him at the hospital and will be with him all day, but he wants me there too. Oh, this is so hard. The really tough part is that tomorrow is J's very first day of school. This is a huge deal, and while I doubt sincerely she will have a hard time, but I want to be there! And I want to be there with DH too. I'm so torn. How do you choose between your children and your husband?!!!

5 comments:

Lauren said...

I LOVE SCHOOL!!!!!

Hope things work out with the surgery. Maybe Chas will be OK without you? Just a thought.

Chaotic Mom said...

Man, I'd put my hubby in a taxi and the kids on a bus. I'm bad.

M-j said...

You don't have to choose. I think the answer is clear. If it is before 9, you will have to meet him there. If it is after 9, no brainer.

Anjali said...

Hope things went well with the surgery!

luvsJesus said...

Hi Rachel! HEY! You didnt tell 'us' that Chas was having surgery! Dont forget you have several friends who could be resources....

Cel :)