Wife on GirlCation – Dad On His Own With 5 Kids – Day 3

My wife  left for the week on a well-deserved Cayman Islands and Cozumel Cruise with her four sisters – no husbands allowed.  She left me at home in charge of taking care of five of our kids every day.  This is the story of how much I miss her.  It starts here.

Not wanting to repeat the events of the morning, I tried taking a melatonin when I went to bed last night.  Twenty minutes later I lay awake staring at the ceiling, frustrated that it wasn’t working.  Then all of the sudden my alarm was going off… Continue reading

Wife on GirlCation – Dad On His Own With 5 Kids – Day 2

My wife  left for the week on a well-deserved Cayman Islands and Cozumel Cruise with her four sisters – no husbands allowed.  She left me at home in charge of taking care of five of our kids every day.  This is the story of how much I miss her.  It starts here.

I travel fairly often – and while I don’t relish sleeping in a hotel bed by myself, it’s usually not too bad.  Last night though, I found out that sleeping in my own bed by myself sucks.  Actually it doesn’t just suck… I hate it.

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Wife on GirlCation – Dad On His Own With 5 Kids – Day 1

Today my wife left for a week to go on a cruise to Cozumel with her sisters -no husbands allowed.  Well, they’re off to have a good time and me and the 5 kids are determined to have a blast too!  This is gonna be good so I figured I better blog about it everyday to let everyone know how easy it is to manage the family with Mom gone!

For starters, when the kids got home from school and I got home from work, they were all pretty bummed that Mom was gone to Mexico without them.  To cheer them up I decided to let them have a special privilege: TV!  Normally they can’t watch TV during a school week, only on the weekends – and by TV I mean they watch approved shows on Netflix.  Anyway, they were excited about this break from the norm. Continue reading