Friday, July 6, 2012
The Truckies Wife
My husband is a trucker. A Supertrucker in fact. You may have gathered that.
He leaves of an evening and returns a couple of days later twice each week.
What this means is that I'm flying solo for more than half the week and there are a few days where I need to keep the kids quiet or go out so he can sleep. That is not my favourite day. Not by a longshot. Although it is far easier to manage in this house than our last.
I sometimes wonder if I'll ever get used to it. If I'll ever not have a nagging worry as he does his 2000+km round trip each time.
The upside of the solo time is that on the very rare evenings that all the kids go to bed and to sleep without major kerfuffle I get a couple of quiet hours to myself. Not uninterrupted, but quiet. That's the nicest bit for sure (hello True Blood on my laptop. Mmmm Eric. Or for those playing along at home and watching Season 5 as I am, mmmmm Alcide).
Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to have a partner that worked 'normal' hours. It must be lovely to have everyone at the dinner table of an evening. But I am grateful that the Supertrucker works so hard so that I can be at home with our small people. We are blessed. And of course I know full well how I lucky I am that we have the family dynamic that we do... that we are all happy and healthy.
Do you have a partner that works odd hours or is yours a 9-5 household? Or do you fly solo all the time? What is your favourite thing about your situation?
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