I’ve mentioned before about how my husband predominately works away during the week. We go to bed Sunday evening and he usually leaves around 4am meaning we don’t see him until around 5-6pm on a Friday. This is how it’s been pretty much our entire relationship and it’s one we are all used to.
Last week, we all headed off to Butlin’s for our second ambassador trip meaning that Daddy was home for 9 whole days! It’s interesting to see that the kids quickly gravitate towards him when he’s at home for “long” chunks of time. For me, it’s lovely just to have someone to talk to, to share the load and chip in with the mundane tasks.
Having a partner that works away can be incredibly lonely. I often feel a little like a married single parent as Monday to Friday I fly solo. When the kids are in bed, I quickly find myself being bored with my own company. Most people always say oh I wish my husband worked away so I could have the tv to myself! I guess it would be a novelty but it’s quiet not to mention very restricting. But that’s the way it is. He works so I don’t have to and I know I’m so lucky to be in that position.
It was lovely to get away for a few days and see the kids so utterly happy and excited. P1 for a long time has been telling EVERYONE she is going to Butlin’s so I think for her it was exhilarating. We did so much in our week together and reiterated to me how much holidays mean to us all. We have so many brilliant memories from our travels and we definitely need to book more trips away. Time together is sparse and precious in our house so when it happens, you simply have to savour it.