Sunday, February 10, 2008

Pros and Cons of Traveling

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.


Unknown said...

SOunds like a good time to me! I know what you are saying though. When ever I get away I just think of how much my kid swould like where ever it is I am at. What is wrong with me?


Lucille said...

I love this list! I can totally relate! And I'm with utmomof5 - I always let guilt set in and think about how much my daughter would love this or that....

PS_Thanks for commenting on my blog -hope to hear from you again soon!

Kathy said...

I'm sorry your traveling experience isn't the greatest in the world, but I do hope the trip goes well for you.

Unknown said...

How awesome that you make sure your time away is also special for the boys! It kind of sucks that the rest of everything isn't taken care of while you're away... :)

Damama T said...

Ok - what'd I miss? What type of work do you do that lets you take trips.

I get the missing them at the age they are now. Things in their world change so fast. But wait until they are teenagers. You will be begging the boss to send you somewhere. LOL!! xoxo