Sunday, April 21, 2013

getting ready

Sarah was already upset this morning because Nicole and I will be going to London on Thursday (God willing). I am a little stressed about the number of things lined up one after another, and the number of days it will have me away from my family. Juergen seems so calm, and I wonder if he really will be alright. But I know he will be ok. I just hope Jessica sleeps so he can sleep too. That she goes to school, so he can work. And that the other kids also don't throw him any difficult problems. They can be really good, but some times they can also have big issues, and demand a great deal of work. So I really hope they will be ok, and actually good. I think it would be much easier if he had Nicole to help him. She could stay with the 3 when Juergen takes Jessica driving. And she could stay with Jessica when he takes the 3 to stuff. But now he has to manage everything alone. And if Jess doesn't sleep, that's going to be very hard. I just did it myself, so I know. I am going to do as much as I can to make it easier for him. We are getting a new freezer delivered in the morning. I will fill it with food so he does not need to shop. And I'm putting together packages of outfits for Jessica. So he will not need to find her cloths. And I am giving the kids models to build. It will be something to keep them busy so Juergen has a few hours of peace. I'm not really worried about the trip to London. It's more the longer trip to America. We only have 4 days to get ready for that trip after London. So I'm trying to do everything I can ahead of that trip. And I know so many people travel all the time, and you may think what is the big deal? But taking care of my family is a two parent job. So doing it alone is stressful. And I'm not worried about my trip, I'm worried about leaving. Juergen is really able to manage it. But I just don't want it to be too stressful for him. But I'm 100% sure he can do it. And maybe the other kids will grow up a little, and actually help him?

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