It’s finally set! After weeks of wondering (and after five days of really panicking), the tickets for Rugrat’s trip home to spend Christmas with me have finally been purchased.
I gotta tell ya, I’ve been pretty nervous over the past few days. I didn’t really show it a whole lot, though. I posted about it a couple of times but I don’t know if my nervousness really shone through. But this is a tremendous weight off of my shoulders knowing that my daughter will be spending Christmas with me.
Of course, the big question: What am I going to do?
She’s arriving on Monday the 21st, which works out pretty darn well for me. But with only two vacation days left before the end of ‘ 09, I’m not entirely sure what I’m going to do in terms of babysitting arrangements. I’ve got the 24th and the 25th off…but that’s it until January 1st.
So when you take away the weekends, that leaves me with the 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 29th, 30th, and 31st left to figure out what to do with my two days off.
Well…I know that she can stay with her grandmother (on her mother’s side) at least two nights, so that’s good. Those two nights with my two days off leave me with two more days to try and figure out what to do. I’m pretty sure I can pop in a sick day at some point, and maybe my parents can take care of her for at least one day.
So yeah…I guess I’ll be able to manage. It just all seems a bit overwhelming, y’know? A bit daunting.
But I simply need to shake my head and realize that HEY…my daughter is going to be here!! As long as I’ve got a tentative plan, that’s all that matters, right? All I need to keep in mind is that my daughter…my sweet, amazing daughter…will be sharing the holidays with me.
And at the risk of repeating myself, I’m going to be a pretty happy father over the next few weeks.