I've lost count of how many nights Doug has been away for the month of May. I probably don't want to know. He should be home late tonight and then home for a while anyhow. It has been a long run and I'm just about done. I've dealt with homeschooling kids, a clingy toddler, puking kids, the possibility of strep throat, sleep overs, play dates, parks, walks, bathing, cleaning house, wiping faces, crowd control... the list goes on. I genuinely love being a stay at home mom but single parenting isn't for me. I am looking forward to him being around again.