As mentioned, Keith was gone quite a bite between January and February. I know I am not a single parent and would never compare what I went through to them. I'm grateful for the time he was home and the small glimpses I had of single parenthood have made me appreciate that Keith does come home at times. He had two trips to Vegas in February so here are a few things we did to keep busy.
Of course it was always nice when daddy came home and I was able to finally get help. The girls loved having him around. I think part of our behavior issues may have stemmed from the irregularity of parents. Dad was gone and back, gone and back. It just through everything out of wack and I truly think they just didn't understand what was going on. (One of the things we did to survive was go to the library every week. We had new books and got out of the house. Plus the kids were always excited to show daddy their new books. I'm so glad my kids love books!)