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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Single Parenting Without Single Malt

When you have sole charge of a 4 and 5 year old for three days while your wife flies out with the youngest to visit family, and you've given up alcohol for Lent, you might find yourself without recourse once everyone under four feet tall (at least of your own species) is safely in bed.

At times like that, it's helpful if you have Brahms' Symphony #4.

Not as inebriating as Scotch, but nearly as civilized and calming.

Ahhhh.

5 comments:

John Farrell said...

You're a better man than I.

M.Z. Forrest said...

My bar is stocked for the weekend. You still have time. I get the 6 and 7 year old and as a bonus the 1.5-year-old that hasn't been weened.

m.z. said...

How's it going so far?

Darwin said...

Mostly pretty well -- perhaps in part because I didn't have illusions about getting much done while the kids were awake for these three days. The hard part, for me, is during dinner. Normally that's when the wife and I get to talk a bit, in between kid-level conversation. It drags out when its just one adult and the kids, and the five-year-old humor kicks in after a while and they go into laughing fits over jokes that aren't funny...

Then daddy makes coffee.

Kyle R. Cupp said...

Nice alliteration in the title.