March 28, 2013

The New Norm

Things have finally started to settle down since my husband left on his business trip. In our house we don't say the D word, we call it a business trip. I don't like the D word. You know the word or you can guess it.
My hubby has left on a business trip many many times before. Each time is the same yet different. There has never been two business trips alike. The only thing that is the same is my husband is gone. Everything in life is oddly different. It takes time to get use to my husband not being around. I never totally get use to it.

Things that ease the business trip blues
Photo Album- when MJ was small he had a little dollar store photo album filled with pictures of  Daddy. I use to call it the Daddy Flip Book. MJ loved it and use to giggle and wiggle looking at his daddy. Now MJ is older, he has an up to date one and loves to add the pictures himself. It is a handy tool to talk about Daddy and MJ's feelings while Daddy is gone.

Routine- I have found that family routine is very important while my Husband is gone. It seems to be a comfortable and predictable normal for MJ. I have not changed the Family Routine my husband and I set up the months prior to him leaving.

Videos- MJ loves to make little videos for his Daddy.

If you have anything to add to this list please leave it in the comments. I would love to learn what eases your business trip blues!

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