8 Tips To Surviving When Your Husband Travels
How do you manage if your husband travels a lot? Being a semi-single mum is not easy...So here are 5 tips that could help you get through periods when your partner is away.
How to be a semi-single mum
I miss my husband heaps when he's not around. I miss the way he cuddles down with our little boys at bedtime and reads to them. The way we cuddle when the boys are sleeping and chat about our how our day was.
I miss the fantastic home-made meals he cooks for me. It's worse when he's away on weekends. Because those are our special family-only days.
But life must go on especially when you have 2 dynamos for sons. So here's my little survival guide on being a semi-single mum!
Of course this depends on if you have a trusted baby-sitter for your kids. If it is not possible to go out, why not invite your girlfriends over for a fun movie night? Send the kids off to bed, get out the popcorn and a great rom-com and you're all set for a great night with the girls!
Chat with your man
Skype or Google hangouts are a great option because not only is it free but you get to 'see' each other too. Let your kids talk to their daddy every day too so they don't miss him too much.
Distance makes the heart grow fonder!
So make a mental note of all these things and remember to tell him how much you appreciate him when he comes home!
Anticipation is exciting!
Pretty yourself up and ditch those ratty old shorts and pjs you only dare wear when he's not around! Plan to make him his favourite dinner/lunch/breakfast (this depends on the time he gets back) and greet him him with a big smile, kiss and hug!
Keep a little piece of him for the kids
During one of my husband's particularly long travel periods, my 3.5 year old son started asking for his daddy a lot, especially during bedtime. And he would get very upset when he realised his father was not around.
So I got one of my husband's t-shirts and told my son it was a 'magic daddy t-shirt' and that if he kept his head on it while sleeping, it would be like daddy was with him. This worked a treat in reassuring my son that he was not 'alone'.