When my husband travels for work, he normally takes a late flight which has him leaving the house after dinner or after our daughter has gone to bed.
This week he is off to New York and the only flight he was able to get on had him leaving around 5 PM. He left the house about 20 minutes ago.
Every time her travels for work I go through stages:
1. The first 5 minutes…Hooray!!! I finally have some alone time. I can get some much needed things done around the house. I can clean his office!
2. The next 5 minutes…Hmmm, I don’t think I spent enough time with him before he left. I should have left vacuuming the carpet until after he left. I hope he knows I will miss him.
3. The rest of the time he is gone….How could I even be happy that he was gone those first 5 minutes? What am I going to do without him? I am so lonely….
But somehow…miraculously, I manage the whole 4-5 days he is gone.
I often think of the women whose husbands travel for long periods of time and I have no idea how they even do it. But as a woman and a mother…I know, that sometimes we do things because we have to. Like how I tell my husband that my daughter is fine and doesn’t even notice him gone when she spends 20 minutes searching the house for him.
That is his job and traveling sometimes is what he must do.
So how many of you out there have husbands that travel for work? Do you travel for work? How do you cope or does it not bother you at all?
Some days, my daughter and I are so busy and wrapped up in things that we don’t even remember he is gone until we get home. Doesn’t happen often but once we get home that really sucks.