The first full day of school was weird. DS2 has always come home for dinner and the change really threw me. I literally didn´t know what to do with myself and wanted to cry - no break, whatsoever. So, yes, I understand the feeling out of sorts. Not everyone will understand - it is the walking-a-mile-thing, isn´t it? The solutions are various: keep busy do nice things do nothing and wallow (Why not? Why shouldn´t you miss them?) get on a train and go to London, as in, do something you can´t do when they are with you spend hours on the internet watch films they wouldn´t want to watch sort something for yourself catch up on sleep have a lie-in Hope you survive OK and like everything, it does pass, before you know it, half-term will be over and they will be home.
My boys have had an inset day today so I got to spend the day with them but they are going their dad's in the morning
I know that they need to see their dad. I know that it is good that they have a good relationship with their dad. If their father hadn't left me I would never have spent so much time away from them. I miss them.
So, op, missing them is totally normal and acceptable
I get through it by catching up on all my housework etc while they are away so that when they get home on weds, I can take them out for days and snuggle up with them in the evenings with a dvd. It's crap, but I suppose we just have to enjoy the times when our dcs are with us
One day down, already, keep going. Hope you have had a good one.
Space - well, yes - I went back to bed, on my own without anyone shouting for help or attention. Got to the library, banks, and Asda without anyone pleading for halloween tat (and I like halloween tat!), plastic rubbish and half a dozen other things. But, it was great when they walked back in the door.