Peter is in the Middle East right now. He is on his way to Lebanon as I write this. He left Turkey about an hour ago. The boys definitely miss him, but I miss him more. I hope he stays safe, but according to him he should be safe. Why, you ask? Well, because he is with Manfred. Somehow the bombs will be bouncing off Manfred. I am underwhelmed with the decision of them to give money to Lebanon just by going there.
Anyway, Peter will be home in about two weeks. We are managing just fine. Though I am REALLY looking forward to this weekend. I will be able to sleep when needed. Having Peter gone with a baby is a lot harder here. In Oregon I had the indoor park to go to. It just helped to be able to go somewhere, talk mom talk and kinda veg where the baby was safe. Esther is into everything all the time, which is normal but quite hard when exhausted. The most surprising part so far was when someone asked when my mom was coming to help. I was actually mature and said "she's busy with her own life, we will be okay on our own." I love my mom and would love to have her here, but I don't expect her to come bail me out.
It's been interesting to see how the boys have reacted to Peter being gone. They have been doing role playing with Abraham being the dad. Samuel has related Peter's being gone to his best friend's absence from school. Esther hasn't noticed that much, but she hasn't learned permanence completely yet. Reveille really misses Peter, but that isn't surprising is it?