I often get annoyed at my partner. His week is a 40 hour week, mine is up to 90 hours between work and childcare. Every weekend is the same; I start work at 5am, then make the breakfast, clean the house etc while he sleeps in from a week with less hours than mine. Nights he goes out while I stay home. Then a week ago a friend lost her parter. Its just awful, she’s so sad yet at the same time having to pull herself together to try and tell her three children it will be okay even though daddy will never come home again. It really made me think twice. Why go around wasting the family time we have feeling resentful? Who knows what is around the corner. The fact is, I work every night, so what would he do if he was here? I like getting up early, he doesn’t, so it does actually make sense the way things are. So from this day forward, I promise that instead of whining to myself about what isn’t fair, I’ll count my blessings and focus on them.

Posted by sallty, 26th May 2013

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