So just what does a mama do to 'prep' before heading into surgery...
I've been asked several times how I feel about friday. I'm ok. I'm sometimes weepy. I'm prepping. As in getting my family ready to function without me.
Laundry is priority. Odd isn't it. How something so simple needs to be in order for a family to carry on. Soccer uniforms need to be ready to go and easily accessible. Favorite sweatshirts cleaned. Clean socks in the drawer.
I've made a list of details for my husband... it includes which child is going where, with whom, and how to contact them. He'll figure out the rest, he's smart.
I've stocked the freezer with a fresh bag o'chicken nuggets + fish sticks. The cupboard is full of cereal. There are enough goldfish to last 2 months. No one will starve. No one will care that there are no fresh vegetables.
I'm more focused or distracted by these types of details than my actual surgery. It's part of my hunker down, put on my blinders, just move forward attitude.
I'm a mom doing what needs to be done.