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!