I would NEVER admit this to my husband- because once you’ve known someone for as long as we’ve known one another, you just don’t fess up to the deep and meaningful stuff anymore…
But I enjoy talking to him on his drive home from work!
The drive takes FOREVER, because he works so far away.
But I love every second of it!
It’s the one time of the day where I can talk to him without any distractions.
Without a kid popping up out of nowhere between us to try and discuss the latest thing that’s happened in their life- even though the event they want to discuss is one which happened right before our very eyes… diverting our attention and causing us to completely forget what we were trying to say to one another.
Reviewing The Day!
It’s a recap of the day!
The amazing sales I’ve found online, strange things I’ve read and of course all the typical topics that parents discuss… how cute the kids are, what new things they’ve said and done… and school… oh boy all the school drama!
The children vent to me, and I in turn vent to my husband.
It’s almost like a debrief!
I Feel Lost Without It!
And now that my husband is working from home, I feel lost without it- not that I will ever confess to the fact and thank goodness he doesn’t actually read anything that I’ve written!
I only realised how much I valued the debriefing when it wasn’t there for a couple of days.
It’s not all doom and gloom, however. I mean I’ve been extremely productive in the time it would take us to talk on the phone… in fact, this article wouldn’t have even been written without the extra time!
There definitely are some worthwhile pros, but I’m still undecided on whether they outweigh the cons when it comes to missing out on our daily debrief.
It Is ‘Our’ Or Just ‘My’?
Is it even ‘our’ daily debrief? Or could it just be mine?
After all, my husband is the strong silent type and often I end up answering my own questions whilst talking to him because he doesn’t really say much.
Realistically sometimes it feels like I could even just be talking to myself! Saying my ideas out loud or even just recalling the day’s events in order simply just to put things in a better perspective.
Maybe, just maybe I have almost been providing this man with a free entertaining radio service for the duration of his journey home… without the singing of course… He is always quick to respond when I sing and request that I don’t… because he claims it distracts him from driving and he could have an accident… I never realised how moving my singing must be.
I wonder if he misses our conversations as much as I do…
I Am So Grateful
Either way, I am grateful for being forced to see how much I enjoy his time… even after all these decades.
He’s a brilliant listener, a true pillar of strength and the most incredible father I could ever hoped to have had for our little ones.
I definitely feel extremely blessed to have all I do in my life, and maybe, just maybe, one day, I will let my hubby know how very much I admire the beauty of his nature.
… but not just yet… I don’t want to let on that I like him too much!
How are you coping with your partner working from home? Tell us in the comments below.