Things I learned while my husband was on a business trip:
Dishes and laundry still have to be done.
Children are crankier when Mom is in charge all day and all night.
Both sides of the bed don't get warm when there's only one person in it.
Texting can make me laugh out loud.
Children get away with eating a lot more junk because I just don't care. (Make the whining stop!)
Sleeping is a security risk, as I can't hear intruders as well.
I am willing to poke said intruders in the eye with a sword-shaped letter opener. (It's the only weapon we have currently.)
It's not such a relief to get the kids to bed when there's no one waiting on the couch to talk to me.
Four days can be really long.
Every time the phone makes a noise, I leap to answer.
I don't mind so much if I'm grumpy because no one is there to take me to task.
I really like having my husband around.
It's not the first time we've been apart (the longest was three months a few years ago), but every time he's had to go I'm reminded again why I like him.
And while I really love my children, and love having them around, it's still nice having a second pair of hands to make their care a little easier.
It's been a long week.