Theresa's Mixed Nuts: 8 Days Without My Husband

Friday, April 20, 2012

8 Days Without My Husband

Jason just got back from an 8 day trip to Taiwan. I would like to take a minute to congratulate myself for not flooding or burning down the house, as well as keeping all pets and kids alive.


All kidding aside, I was kind of looking forward to his trip. One less person to clean up after, having the bed all to myself, and choosing anything I wanted to watch on t.v. I figured it was going to be a breeze.


What I really learned was how much I depend on him for the little things he does for us on a daily basis. Things I easily over look as just being his family duties. I never realized how much he contributes to the functionality of our family until I had to add his jobs to mine. Driving the girls to school each morning, dog poop duty, remembering what days trash pick up is, as well as peacekeeper. The 3 of us girls can get pretty argumentative, so we need his voice of reason when things start to get heated. I depend on him to be the problem solver. The phone broke one day and I immediately thought I needed to call him so it would get fixed. I realized how silly that was after a second. He was half way around the world. What did I expect him to do? Hop a 20 hour flight to fix it? I needed to get with it and figure this stuff out myself. I’ve been too dependent on letting him pick up the slack all these years!


We get so comfortable in our every day lives and routines, its funny what you can learn about yourself, as well as others when you are forced to spend time apart. I definitely have a new found appreciation for this man!


8 comments:

  1. Awwww such a cute post! Glad he's back safely :) I know what you mean about those moments when you realize just how much they contribute and how all the little things add up that they do! Even when my hubby works 9-9 on Fridays, it makes me realize how long the day seems without him and it makes me give appreciation to single moms out there! :) I guess we have pretty good hubbies eh? ;)

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    1. I truely have a new respect for single moms too. Nothing broke or went wrong the whole time he was gone and it was still difficult. I couldn't imagine holding down the fort every day by myself!

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  2. What a good experience Theresa. I believe it is very important to know how to "survive" on your own. Or at least know who you can call if you truly do need help.

    Have a great weekend :)
    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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    1. I went straight from my parents to living with my husband, so this was very stresful knowing I'd be doing it all alone. I'm glad I learned I'd be ok, even if nothing major happened!

      Hope you have a great weekend too Paula!

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  3. I love this post! It is a good reminder to me too...about all the things my husband does. so thanks from him too!!!

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    1. I know! It's so easy to overlook what they actually do for us. Holding a door open, letting me sleep in. I missed those things while he was gone. It opened my eyes a little more once those things were gone.

      I think you have a great husband also and are raising some pretty terrific future husbands too :)

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  4. Hi Theresa! I'm a new follower from the 'love my Online Friends Monday Hop'. I adore your blog and look forward to reading more from you! My blog is http://peacefulwishing.com.

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    1. Awww, thank you! I really enjoyed your blog also! Can't wait to read more from you too!

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