August 25, 2008 11:19pm CST
My two daughters 4 and 2 years old just left saturday with my parents on vacation to a different state about maybe 8 hours away maybe 10...They won't be back until the first of september....and its awful! Why did I left them go? My apartment is soooo quiet. Everything is clean and put away. The dishes are done.....theres no mess....no screaming.....no "mommy!" I feel so sad. I feel like crying.....I have nothing to do, I don't have money to waste so that I can entertain myself....my sisters are busy with their lives, my boyfriend lives to far away......I've slept most of the day away and now my eyes hurt...... Any suggestions.........
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26 Aug 08
I'm sorry you're so lonely. I don't think I could be away from my boys (same age as your girls) for that long... wanna babysit em for me a couple of times though? Maybe that will relieve your lonely feelings? J/k. Maybe this is a good time to read a good book or catch up on some t.v. series'. You could sort of write to them. Write a little note or draw a picture for them every night and when they get home you can show them to the girls and tell them "this is how many days mommy missed you!" They'll feel loved because they'll know that you thought about them every day and maybe it will be therapeutic for you. Try to relax, mylot alot, if you like to cook now would be a good time to try out new recipes, read some books, start a journal (or a blog even). I hope the time passes quickly for you! Good luck!
26 Aug 08
Well you are in the best place, stay here and chat to everyone, build your posts and money up and have a good time. The time will soon fly by and your little girls will be back with you telling you all waht they have been up to. Explore on here and make lots of new friends, start some new discussions and have fun
26 Aug 08
I have to admit that I haven't experienced being alone by myself as long as I could recall way back. But like you, I also do miss our daughter. She is with my parents in the province for almost a month now. My husband and I are currently facing a financial difficulty and we couldn't afford to hire the services of a nanny. We are both working but in comparison, my job is more stable than his. In fact, I've been with the company for almost four years now; while he has just returned to work in the business his uncle has set up years ago. But unluckily, we are expecting that by the end of the present year, I will be out of job because the company owners are planning to close shop by December 2008. Personally, I am focusing on my job here in the office so that I wouldn't miss her that much. But I guess this isn't the case with you. I think it's adviseable for you to search for other chores or tasks to attend to. You could also reconnect with friends either online or personally, catching up with the latest news about their lives and sharing yours, too. I'm pretty certain that you do have some hobbies; crochet, cross-stitch, writing poems and novels, baking, reading, scrapbooking, mylotting, or watching movies or shows you haven't been able to watch for a long time. Why don't you try reminiscing them or reliving them once again. You could also attend to your gardening, planting cherry tomatoes, or floral plants; daisies, roses, orchids, roses, or dahlias. Anyway you choose, I do sincerely hope that you refrain from breaking down. Sometimes, we all need a "me-time", use it to your own benefit. And one thing more, seize this moment to refresh your own energy and be ready to be with your daughters again by September. God bless.