Monday, February 2, 2015
He Deploys. Now What?
It's never fun when a spouse deploys.
But I always try to look on the bright side of things. Do I have my moments of wallowing with a pile of chocolate? Yes, of course. But having a positive outlook helps the time pass quicker for me.
My husband might be gone, but here are things that I look forward to when he goes:
--The bed is all mine!
--I have the remote to myself. I love watching shows that make Tom go, "What the f*ck is going on?" (See: any Real Housewives show, Little People: LA, and Grey's Anatomy.)
--No one saying, "What did you buy at Target NOW?" when I return with bags on my arm.
--I don't have to cook dinner every night. The kids and I tend to have a lot of pancakes or waffles for dinner. This sort of confuses my son, who has autism. He'll sometimes go, "Are we going to have a real dinner soon?" It completely weirded him out when I shouted, "Ice cream for dinner!" once.
--I feel a sense of accomplishment when I fix something on my own. I fixed a broken toilet before. I was quite proud.
--I don't have to shave if I don't want to. Within a few months, I resemble a Yeti, but it's fine.
Deployments are tough. But trying to stay positive helps time go quicker.
What do you look forward to when your spouse is gone?