Ten Indications that Your Husband is Away on Business for the Week

10. 15 minutes after stumbling out of bed, you catch your son sucking down Infant Tylenol–you know, the one with the child-proof cap.

9. You run down the stairs dressed but in bedroom slippers with your make-up half done in order to take out the trash, hoping to catch the garbage truck as it loops back around–a job your husband normally does when he is in town.

8. When you come back inside, you find that your daughter has the other half of your make-up on her face…and the new carpet.

7. Before the day is half over, you already are searching for the Superglue to fix the first broken object of the day.

6. None of the three children takes a nap today.

5. You get to clean pee off the kitchen counter (yes, you just read ‘pee’ and ‘kitchen counter’ in the same sentence).

4. You discover you CAN remove red permanent marker from the inside of a white cabinet if you scrub with all the fury you can muster from inside your worn-down soul.

3. You utter a prayer to God asking Him to help you find patience and be a better mother at least two times more than you do on a typical day.

2. Your baby runs a fever and clings to your legs all day, as you are pretty sure she picked this particular week to start teething again on purpose.

1. At the end of the night, your blood pressure is 2138/2078.

1 day down, 4 more to go….

For more top ten lists, visit oh amanda and her weekly top ten lists where I have ‘linked up’ this week!  Thanks to thegypsymama for letting me in on the fun!

22 thoughts on “Ten Indications that Your Husband is Away on Business for the Week

  1. Oh, boy… Sounds like quite a day!

    If it makes you feel any better, most of my days look like yours. Yeah, I didn't think it would help, but I tried.

    Hang in there, Mama!


  2. Oh my! I relate to this so much right now. Why does everything break and the baby decide to have a teething fit when husbands are gone? Hang in there!


    1. Thanks, Amanda, for allowing me to join your blog today! I've had a lot of fun reading everyone's comments and perusing some of the other lists. I'll look some more tonight (after the kids are safely asleep!)!


  3. HILARIOUS! my husband travels all the time adn he never believes me when i tell him how crazy it is when hes gone. i swear the children meet while i'm sleeping at night and plan how to make it extra crazy!!
    and you forgot to add "there is a blizzard with 20 inches of snow that you have to shovel by yourself and his plane is snowed into Indiana" NOT THAT THAT REALLY HAPPENED 🙂
    may the force be with you, dear!


    1. I actually wrote a previous blog about their nighttime conspiring! How funny! I pray you'll have some uneventful days in the future! Just curious–do your kids stop sleeping when your husband is out of town? The baby woke up in the middle of the night, and the other two joined me in bed–just like the last time he traveled!


  4. How I feel your pain…

    I just throw all expectations out of the window when my hubs is gone (one week of every month). It's helped somewhat but I think the FedEx guy (that ONLY shows up when Jeff is out of town) thinks I spend all day in my pajamas with no bra…


  5. Every single time my husband goes away on business…I say that I could NEVER be a single parent! EVER!

    I would always be grumpy–like always!

    Good luck on the next 4 days!


  6. Hilarious! I've definitely been there–and then the car breaks down, you come home and discover that the front door is unlocked and wonder "did I leave it unlocked or is there a mass murderer waiting inside to kill me?" Yes. I've been there. 🙂 Hope tomorrow is a better day!


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