Today marks two weeks since my wife’s sudden death. All’s going as well as can be expected in the transition. The girls are adjusting nicely, I’m getting the household in shape, and plan to head back to work tomorrow.
Evenings have gone better than I’d feared. I’d always been in charge of getting Katie her bath and down for the night. Since Ellie came along, Kim would tend to her during that period but simply putting her in the crib has been an adequate substitute. Thus far, she’s fallen asleep by the end of bath time every night.
The biggest problem that I haven’t devised a solution to is the mornings. My habit has forever been to get up early and get some work done. That worked out well early in my marriage, since Kim liked to sleep in. It became harder once the girls came along but Kim would generally entertain them as best she could and let me get at least some work done. That’s been almost impossible alone. I’m seldom up before Ellie and by the time I have her fed and settled, Katie’s either up or about to be.
My guess is that I’ll wind up rearranging my schedule to get to the office earlier weekdays and doing my writing a bit later. Weekends, though, are going to be very tough from a blogging standpoint.