1. Online shopping
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You might think you’d get rich quick with your husband working that much overtime. Instead, I find my self going on wild Amazon shopping sprees buying things like: new socks for all the kids! Underwear! Pull-Ups! My favorite Tom’s of Maine fennel toothpaste! It’s getting wild over here, my friends. Even crazier? I’ve been tossing all mate-less socks. Take that, you sock-eating, ego-sucking dryer monster.
2. You occasionally forget you have a husband
You attend so many events with out him and make plans without him so often, you forget that sometimes he might be able to go somewhere with you. More than once I’ve been startled when he walked through the door or called. I have been doing 100% of kid and house duty, and there have been times that I’ve literally forgotten he comes home at night.
3. Most of you conversations take place under the covers in the dark of night
That might sound romantic, but really its just because you are so tired, it’s not unusual to be in bed before he comes home from work. So we try to discuss discipline issues, bills and doctor’s appointments while we are both half asleep. Not the most efficient way of running a family, but we’re surviving.
4. Dinner becomes questionable.
You might fix an amazing dinner of lasagna, garlic bread and Caesar salad…or you might tell the kids to make PBJ’s and popcorn. It’s a toss-up every night about which will happen. It’s like a daily surprise. Or playing the lottery. Or something like that.
5. You leave notes around the house for each other.
Maybe years ago you left love notes for your sweetie to find. Now its notes like “don’t forget to pay the phone bill” or “who is picking Enoch up from Scouts?” or “can you pick up coffee?” If you’re feeling especially romantic, you can even sign it with a little heart.
You come to appreciate your hard-working husband even more and are thankful you aren’t working the hours he is.