The big news in our house is that by September our Hubby and Daddy will be wearing one of these on his arm:
It's a huge deal to him and so, by default to me :) Ever since I met him Jem's wanted to be in the police. He'd kind of given up on the idea after we had Austin, mainly because you have to be away 5 days a week in Melbourne and it's a large pay cut while you're at the academy. But he'd kind of gotten fed up with the job he was doing and was looking for something else, so I nudged him into doing the entrance exam. He did well and now almost a year and a half later he's a week away from starting his training.
So it's just going to be me and the kids during the week and he will be home on weekends (for about 6 months). I wish we didn't live so far away from Melbourne but we like it here, so we'll do what we have to. I'm really not sure how I'm going to do by myself with 2 small children, I can get a bit overwhelmed at times like most Mums. That's where Jem takes over and gives me a few hours to myself. I might need to make good use of my parents and Jem's Brother and SIL as babysitters once in a while! :)
Jem is Austin's favored parent just at the moment, when he is sick or hurts himself he only wants Daddy. So I don't know how that's going to go down, I've told him Daddy has to go away for a while and he'll be back sometimes, but to him I think it will feel like years instead of months. I really feel for the poor little guy. Noah is too young to really know, hopefully Jem will be back before he really misses him.
If anyone has been through anything like this with their family separated for a fair amount of time, and has any advice, it would be much appreciated! :)
Sorry for this long personal post, it really is quite daunting- but exciting at the same time!