I am traveling this week on a business trip. We try to make these weeks special for the boys so it goes a little easier on them. Sometimes, like this time, Grandma Sue comes in and stays for a visit. The boys get a sleepover with my mom. They get to do special Boy Night activities with John that usually involves things I don’t want to hear about.
There are pros and cons with my business trips on both ends. I think the biggest con for all of us is missing each other. But the week usually goes pretty fast. Some other pros and cons:
Pro: I don’t have to make the bed.
Con: Have you seen what they’ve found on those comforters? Turn the thermostat up and strip that thing off your bed.
Pro: I don’t have to do dishes.
Con: Apparently no one else does either. The stories are pretty scary. Gross. Me. Out.
Pro: I don’t have to clean.
Con: Not much cleaning is going on at home, so I don’t get out of cleaning altogether. It’s just postponed until I get home.
Pro: I don’t have to cook.
Con: Sometimes, the cities I’m in have restaurant choices limited to Wendy’s and the truck stop. I love Wendy’s, but it can get tiresome after 6 or 7 meals in a row.
Pro: I have total control of the t.v. remote.
Con: By the time I get back to the hotel room, I’m too tired to watch t.v. Or, I miss my boys so much I end up watching SpongeBob just to feel close to them.
Pro: I am out of town so I am totally focused on one project.
Con: When I get home, all of my other projects have piled up and the first week back finds me trying to catch up but mostly running around like a lunatic with no direction. Actually, that's no different than when I'm not travelin.