7 Reasons Why I Love My Husband Leaving!
Yesterday my husband left on a jet plane! He is child and wife free for five whole days. This is the longest that he has left me for since we had our boys. So how do I feel about it?
Well on day one of him being away from us, here are the things that stand out.
1. My bedroom is a snore free zone! My husband snored so loud the other week that I actually recorded it on my phone. It went beyond the usual levels of annoyance to downright hilarious. With the evidence safely stored on my phone I then went to sleep in my two year olds toddler bed with him! The feint little puff of air coming from my cute little boy was much more welcome than a snore that sounded like a wilder beast in mating season!
2. Control of the remote! Despite my husband being partial to a bit of TOWIE and Bridget Jones when in the right mood (sorry to ruin your reputation with the boys there babe!), there are only so many documentaries I can walk in on based on endangered animals, World War II or the Kray twins!
3. Two less pairs of trainers on my shoe rack! Whereas most ladies in a relationship take up the shoe space, my husband’s love of buying trainers means that my small number of shoes are confined to my wardrobe upstairs.
4. Less bodily noises – Need I say more ladies?
5. No-one moaning at me for coming up to bed late. My husband and I are far from compatible in our sleeping patterns. He loves to be tucked up in bed early whereas I come alive at about 11pm. Trying to sneak into a creaky bed at gone midnight never does go down well when your husband has to get up for work at 6.30am!
6. No-one moaning about the state of the house. As all of us mums know, cleaning your house is the most thankless job in the world! I may have tidied it during the day but guaranteed by the time my husband gets home it will look like a tornado has hit it again!
But, just as you think this post is a chance to have a big moan at my man you will see that I have left the most important one for last………..
7. I realise the meaning behind the saying ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder’. Despite the elation at being able to experience the above six points on day one, I actually realise on day two that we are together for a reason and that the times we don’t get on are down to the stress of life. Put a couple on a desert island without a care in the world and they will find it hard not to get along. Put a couple into a busy family coping with everyday life and you will see how made for each other they really are.
This post is dedicated to my husband, the man who may not feature much on my blog but without him, there wouldn’t be my other four little men! He is my soul mate who I may argue with over trivial stuff but when push comes to shove we have each other’s backs till death do us part. xx
(Photo credit, Rebecca Edmunds Photography)