Thursday, August 1, 2013

When my husband is away

When my husband is away, I drink a lot of cups of tea. When my husband is away I eat many, many eggs. I don't really cook proper meals too often. My kids eat beans on toast, eggs on toast, spaghetti on toast.... really they just eat a lot of toast.

When my husband is away I write a lot more often. I spend far, far too much time on facebook, and I message him lots of funny/stupid/interesting/cool links that he probably never looks at. When my husband is away I stay up far too late.

When my husband is away, there is nobody to make up the fire for me in the morning, or turn the heater on so the house is toasty when we get up. When my husband is away my dog pees on the floor in the morning because there is nobody awake to let her out at 5am.

When my husband is away, I get the whole bed to myself, and there is nobody to moan and groan at me to "Turn you're light off already!" so I get to read in bed as long as I like. When my husband is away there is nobody to bicker with about whether the heater should be on or off during the night when we are sleeping... it remains off, and I cope just fine.

When my husband is away, one of my children will always, always get sick, and I let the kids stay up far later then they do when he is home. When my husband is away I catch up on lots of TV shows online. When my husband is away I never even think about needing chocolate/dessert... I just have (another) cup of tea.

When my husband is away, I get things done (but never as much as I think I will). When my husband is away, the late afternoon drags on and on. Life is much quieter but much less fun.

When my husband is away... I miss him.


  1. Oh lovely, my heart broke for you in this. I don't know what I would do if my husband worked away, he is what helps me stay focused in life, in so many ways. I really would be lost without him. Sending you lots of fairy wishes and butterfly kisses, hope he comes home soon

  2. I can really relate to this. When my husband works away I always tell myself that I'll go to bed early but I always end up staying up far later than I would if I were here... Usually watching bad TV and drinking tea! I regret it when the kids have a bad night, but I can't help delaying going to my empty bed. I hope that your husband comes home soon and that you'be got lots of support until then.

  3. Hmmm yep can relate to this too. You wrote it so well. I have a husband whos away too. 17 days this time round


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