April 01, 2006

An update re the Viking Bride

They're keeping her, maybe until sometime on Monday, maybe longer. The problems are, potentially, very serious and they don't want to take any chances.

I am exhausted. The kids are down napping, now, and when they wake I will take them to visit their mother at the hospital. They have, needless to say, no idea of the seriousness of the problem. All they know is that Mamma is having some tests and they need her to stay over.

I am feeling a number of things right now. Worried about my wife, concerned about the kids, unsettled by the hour to hour uncertainty, and a tad overwhelmed. It feels, for the first time, like I am a single parent, like I have sole responsibility for the kids and that's it and it may be for some time. Its different from having the kids for a week while my wife is away on business, for instance. I can't say how, but it is hugely different.

Our nanny has not offered to help at all. Meaning, she has not asked if there is anything she can do. She has no plans this weekend. I know because she told me that. If I was undecided at all, I am now resolved that this will be her last week. Come Friday, I will fire her. If I'm gonna be alone with the kids, then fine, let me be alone with them and at least I can do it while just wearing boxer shorts.

I will post more, if I have the opportunity, later. Or not. We'll see how it goes.

Thank you, by the way, for all your kind comments. They were awfully nice to read.

Posted by Random Penseur at April 1, 2006 02:35 PM | TrackBack

I wish I were close enough to offer some useful help. I continue to send all my good wishes your way.

Posted by: nic at April 1, 2006 03:49 PM

we're close! don't hesitate to let us know what we can do to help out!

Posted by: Mandalei at April 1, 2006 05:01 PM

I'm sending all my positive thoughts and good wishes your way, RP. Best to you and the Viking Bride.

Posted by: Jocelyn at April 1, 2006 05:06 PM

Oh no! I'm hoping the best for your wife and family. I can only imagine how worried you must be and how hard it all is for you.

Posted by: Jordana at April 1, 2006 05:59 PM

Yikes! If there's anything you need, lemme know. I'm just up the road, got a car, a full tank of gas, it's dark out and I'm wearing sunglasses.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at April 1, 2006 07:37 PM

Oh, my friend, I wish we lived next door. I would love to step in and help with you and your children.

My thought and prayers are with you and your lovely family.


Posted by: Christina at April 1, 2006 07:58 PM

Yeah, I am wishing I now lived in NY (Rather than in a few months time) so I could step in and babysit, or bring over some of my cooking!

Hang in there, and remember we are all here for you! Even if we cannot do that much from so far away.

Posted by: Zya at April 1, 2006 08:39 PM

I, too, wish I lived in close proximity to help and hold hands. Instead, I'm sending all of my love and healing light to you, your lovely wife, and your wonderful family.

You know where to find me, should you need a shoulder.

Posted by: Margi at April 1, 2006 09:13 PM

Man, not a good thing, but at least she's in the hospital, being treated. Good luck, hope everything turns out well.

Posted by: owlish at April 2, 2006 06:34 PM

Your decision as to what to do about the nanny, but reading, she might have meant, "I don't have plans this weekend, so let me know if you need me." Ask, RP, and she just might surprise you.

Posted by: Nancy at April 6, 2006 05:08 PM
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