Will somebody please give me a cyber slap or a pep talk or just a good ol' kick in the butt, please!!!
After being out of work for 5 months, dh started a new 4-6 month contract job in another state ... about a 2 hour drive from home. He left Monday morning and will be home by dinner-time Friday IF the weather cooperaties.
My kids (3.5 and 6 years old) are not doing well with this. We have nightly crying sessions with screaming from my 3.5yo dd: I WANT MY DADDY and whimpering and moaning from my 6yo ds: Daddy ... come back ... daaaaaaaaaaadddddddddddyyyyyyyyy.
Tonight I picked them up at the sitter, all seemed fine. We got home I opened the car door and told my 6yo to get out and my little one had a total meltdown, lasting nearly 20 minutes because she wanted to get out first and her brother got out first. They're giving me a very hard time about going to bed at night and they both have dark circles under their eyes.
AND ... I'm not sticking to my eating plan. I do ok while I'm at work (breakfast, lunch, snack) but not when I get home. We have dinner, I clean up and make lunches and I eat the wrong foods for dinner (cuz it's easier) or a nibble after dinner or both! I haven't been totally out of control, cuz my TV and computer are on the 2nd floor of my house and when we come upstairs for the evening I bring a huge cup of ice and a bottle of water ... and I will not let myself go back to the kitchen.
The thing is, while I'm eating the wrong foods, I KNOW it's wrong and it bothers me. But I'm hungry and stressed and trying keep the kids happy, so I just do whatever is easy. Tomorrow we'll probably have dinner w/ my Dad at his retirement community and that will actually be BETTER ... I'll be able to order fish, veggies and salad while the kids can order their favorites from the kiddie menu ...
How do I break this pattern?!?!?