Thursday, July 15, 2010
Chris, thankfully, doesn't need to travel a lot for his job, but he is gone for maybe 3 weeks during the year. In days past, I hated when he was gone. When Ellie was a baby, I doubly hated when he was gone. It was hard work. Plus I was terribly jealous of all the fun he was having (like San Diego pool party fun) while I was stuck home with little tiny drool monster who woke up 3 times a night.
These days, however, I have come to appreciate his absences. I miss him, of course, but there are some distinct advantages to not having him around for a week.
Advantages such as:
-being able to sleep in the middle of the bed using all 4 pillows and not having to have the blasted fan on.
-way less laundry. I have done 1 load this week intead of 3.
-cereal for dinner.
-no stinky basketball clothes to wash.
-no schedule, whatsoever.
-buying cookies and knowing they will be there in the morning.
-being able to sit on the good end of the couch.
Despite all these perfectly wonderful things, I really do miss him and much prefer him home. I sleep a lot better when he is here, I don't have to play horsey with Ellie, he rubs my feet every night, and cereal for dinner gets old, real quick.
Hurry home baby!