January 4, 2009

How Kids Deal

Aidan is dealing with Daddy's absence in a sweet and a tiny bit annoying way. He's obsessed with packing to move to our new house. You know, the new house we don't have yet? He finds empty boxes all over the house. And by "empty" I mean he dumps whatever is in the box out so he can pack up his crap in it. Then he stacks and scoots the boxes all over the house. He tells me he's "got very important things to get done to move to our new house".

He can't pick up his clothes off the floor because he's packing.

He can't brush his teeth because he's packing.

He can't stop whacking his brother because his brother is interrupting his packing.

It goes on and on and on...

When Mr was getting his stuff ready for leave, Aidan kept bringing out his toys for him to take with him. Each item came with instructions or conditions. Such as:

"Daddy, this is Big Bear. And this is a blanket. You put the blanket on Big Bear when he gets cold on the way to Nebraska."

"Hey Daddy, you wanna take my guitar so you can rock and roll anytime you want to in Nebraska?"

"Okay Daddy, either you take this ball, this truck, AND this puppy or nothing at all. What's your choice?"

Somehow he became convinced that he shouldn't send his toys with Daddy because it's gonna be a long time before he'll get them back to play with. And I've since figured out how that was accomplished. Now Daddy introduced Bunjee cords. So now all the boxes get stacked up and strapped together with the bunjee cords. Thanks for that, honey.

On a sad note, after he left today and I had been crying, Aidan comes up to me and pats my back and says, "Mama, I've got tears for Daddy, too." He might string up his stuffed animals in nooses but that's one sweet damn kid!

9 comments:

Michelle said...

Aww! I hope you can move soon!

Sarah said...

I'm sorry? Aidan is the one who is stepping up to take care of Mommy? There's definitely hope for him - he'll miss the psychopath line of work after all!

Krissi said...

Ahh that is such a sweet boy! And just think when you are actually ready to pack and move that kid will be one huge help (read pain in the ass)!!!

Mercedes said...

Kids are amazing!

Jen said...

that has got to be so hard. I hope that your house sells soon and you will all be together again.

~aj~ said...

I hope this is a very short phase for you guys. My dad traveled with his job constantly when we were kids. I was older and able to handle it better, but it was so incredibly hard on my brother. Boys need their daddies. Hope you're all together again soon. I know it's hard. :(

lifeinbeverlyhills said...

Awww - I'm sorry you have to be without Matt. I hope it isn't long. We did it for a month and a half in Texas. Aidan cracks me up...and his sweetness is precious.

Nina said...

That has to suck so much being apart. I know I would end up killing my boys if Eric wasn't here.

I hope you sell your house soon so you can make your big move.

~Ronda~ said...

Awww, thats gotta be tough, girl! But I know your strong, and its only temporary! Still praying or hoping that the house sells, blows up spontaneously(without yall in it of course), etc, so that you can all be together again. So we gotta get together one more time before you go to the frozen tundra!!