OK, I can't look at it that way. There will be 11 days with DH home to to help. There will be two other days that Joe will be home all or part of the day to help distract Alan.
But what on earth will we do for those other days?!?!?! It is so hard when his daily routine disappears. How many times can I take him out to lunch? He used to love running errands or going to the zoo or something like that but lately, as soon as we get somewhere he either says "stay in the car" or "go home". Of course soon after we get home he starts in with "Go bye-bye?" "French fries?" Sigh.
I will have to come up with some creative ways to entertain him and myself. Any and all suggestions are appreciated. I am determined to try the zoo again and of course, a park or two. Those work much better when they are deserted. There is just something about a 150+ pound 14 year old climbing inappropriately on the outside of all the equipment seems to annoy the moms of toddlers.
"... and Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again!"