3.24.2011

Sigh of Relief.


A while back, I was with some gals & they were talking about their husbands. Basically they were saying that, while they dearly love their husbands, when their men have time off of work or vacation time, they kinda get in the way at home and mess with the routine. Like, for them, it's almost better when their husbands are at work.

I spoke up because I feel the opposite. I feel most frustrated or tense with Adam when he's not around. The second that he walks in the door, I'm like YESSSS! Henry flocks to his Dada and I take care of Elliot and cook supper or do whatever tasks that I can't do with both boys. We all go run errands together. It is like this huge weight off my chest when he gets home.

On the flipside, if I have an expectation that Adam will be home at a certain time and then he gets held up at the hospital or picks up something on the way home, I'm a crazy shrew. I mean, I try to hold it together and act cool but really, I'm like, Why? Why aren't you here? You said you'd be here! Aggggghhhhhh! (I blame it on being cooped up inside due to snow).

I am not a superwoman. I cannot do everything by myself. I need my husband.


5 comments:

The Tylers said...

I have a dear friend whose husband did his residency in Shreveport. They were from SC and have since moved back. But while they were here she had the exact same attitude that you do. Don't feel as though you're the only one out there!

Sarah Feigleson said...

ME TOO! I'm right there with you. I'm a nut case if Michael isn't home on time. He is my right hand and I'm always a better mom when he's around!

Joanna said...

AMEN! I have no idea why people say this?!? They'll be like..oh you haven't been married long enough or something to that extent. I HATE it when he's on call or when he's stuck somewhere. He gets home TOMORROW from Detroit, Michigan, where he's been the last month and I am going bonkers! It has been the longest rotation of my life! I didn't blog about it b/c of the crazies out there, but I def can't imagine life without him! So glad others feel this way, it's a blessing for sure!

Anonymous said...

I love this game :)

Amy said...

Haha. Oh, I feel you on the shrew thing. Man. I REALLY try not to act that way. I've told Zach that I like it better when he gives me a later time to expect him, that way I don't have to get upset....


PS I met you briefly at Baylor a LONG time ago, through Holly Rowe, Emler.