Disjointed: No hubby to tag team with…
Sad: Gaps between spending time as a couple – and spending time as a family.
Anxious: Shit! Am I forgetting to make allowances for something?
Busy: Juggle juggle. Hustle hustle.
The need to overcompensate: Kids will be without both parents at the same time– are they being scarred? (Erm…isn’t this why you chose a multigenerational household?)
Tyrannical: Making sure everything is intact before I go – whatever that means. Lists lists lists! (Oh stop it already!)
Tired: I sleep horribly when hubby is away….still, after 13+ years. (But I sleep great in a hotel by myself.)
Brought back to sanity: I have my mother-in-law who is a conscientious listener when there is overlapping work travel.
Grateful: That I have help and support. I can shake off the madness and focus on what I need…and the multigenerational family continues to function properly…based on what WE decide we need.
Silly: We’ve got this system down to a science…and have been working out the kinds since 2007. Why go there?
Understood: Before Hubby and I go and when we return from work travel – the kids are just fine. They look at us casually as if to say, “Oh, you’re back from work? Great! Grab a Wii remote! And…Grandma handled things without a hitch.”
Fortunate: Helping others avoid this unnecessary “here we go again” thought process.
As we were…