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All too often, I know I’m guilty of taking my stress out on my husband. Often days I feel like I don’th have enough help around the house because he is busy working from 7am through sometimes 8pm. He gets home and without even eating dinner he goes to sleep.
It’s hard to be grateful for a house fridge full of food, or van full of gas, or the fact that the kids and I just spent the evening (and money) at Downtown Disney when I am feeling like a single parent. But who provides all that for us? He does. And on the weekend, although I don’t get to ever sleep in Charles does pretty much do most of the parenting on his own until it’s time for me to nurse Ben. Yes, I’m busy cleaning up the house from the mess that has happened within the week but I’m happy to do that since he is finally able to spend time with the kids and to be honest, release me from that responsibility.
Then there are nights like tonight. I am currently sitting in Panera Bread typing this. Charles got home from work at 7, ate dinner, cleaned up the kitchen, then took Ben from me and I left. No time for himself, didn’t even get the chance to shower. And when I get home at 10 I’m sure he will just want to sleep. Sounds pretty selfless but I am realizing more and more that I don’t recognize that enough. I’m too busy stressing out myself to see that I am not giving my husband enough credit.
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