So this week, my job has required me to be out of town all week due to state testing. I had to travel to southern Oklahoma to test the kids that live in this area. My husband was great about working from home this week, he's been gone so much lately, he felt he needed to get caught up on work and the best way to do that was to stay home and work in the home office since I'm out of it!
I honestly think it's good for the family for me to be missing in action every now and then. They seem to really understand just what I do when I've been gone a bit. My husband also says everyone realizes what I bring to the family besides the one who does a bunch of work! He says that mom's (me especially) bring a certain feeling at the end of the day that he can't do!
I understood that today as I was sitting at a restaurant eating. My cell phone rang and it was my daughter. I had called her before dance class but I had to cut it short because she was straightening her hair for dance pictures. She called me back to discuss a decision that she felt was wrong that a friend made. Her dad just wasn't the one she wanted to talk to about it. For one thing, he wouldn't understand......he's a guy afterall! We talked about it for a bit until she felt better about it and then we talked about shopping for dresses for the big school dance coming up. We both agreed that Dillard's after Easter and prom would be the best place to shop so next week, we're hitting Dilliards!
I've been gone for three nights now and hopefully, tonight will be my last night. I'm hoping to go home Thursday night if I can get everyone to show up the next two days. I really miss my family!
I guess I'm just a homebody...I like to cook, I like to meet my kids afterschool and talk about their days, I like to be home with dinner when my husband comes home from work....I like all that everyday stuff that a normal, everyday mom and wife does....that boring stuff that the world says is not important.
I know three people who don't think that any of that stuff is not important. I know three people who are ready for their mom and wife to be home......make that four of us! I'm glad state testing is only once a year!