I am finished shopping and wrapping and it is all in a suitcase ready to take to California tomorrow on the plane or under my tree. Whew!!
But, this did not come easy.
In fact, I practically whined at Hottie Husband the whole way through it. You see, I am used to having a great support system around me and although HH helped by taking kids to school and picking up sometimes and having Little Bear here and there, it was still much harder than I am used to.
Last night our conversation went something like this-
HH- Noticing my body language and facial expression- What is the matter?
me- I just have so much to do this week and I need help and it is hard to take the baby everywhere.
But, I thought I have been helping you this week.
You have, BUT (prepare for my rant here) I had to get everything ready a week early and have all the presents bought and wrapped for your family and mine because the parties are right when we get there and we come back here Christmas Eve so I have to have the food for Christmas bought and the kids and your presents all wrapped and all the Santa and stocking stuff ready and I know you have been helpful. But , you are always helpful - thank you- but I need you to be my helpful husband and my mom and Grandma Betty and my sister and my friends that all are not here because I am used to having a huge support system and I don't know anyone here!!!!! I need you to be YOU, MY MOM and GRANDMA BETTY all at the same time!!!!
HH- Nods. Not a man of many words is he.
I am not sure if he now thinks I have totally lost it or if he gets it. I sort of feel a little crazy now that I have said it all out loud and then I start thinking- Has it really been that bad? Am I being dramatic? Maybe I am going to start my period. The baby really has not been that hard and I really am almost done.
Nothing like a very calm and reasonable person to make you feel really nuts!
In any case, it worked. For that sweet man of mine was just as helpful as can be today and now I can say-
I am finished!
Anybody else out there act a little nuts sometimes?????