Meg's (Ad)Ventures

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Day 193: Sunrise/Sunset Cheers

When Chris told me in July that he was going to have to work nights on his new project for a few weeks to get it off the ground running, the laugh that only emerges when I'm on the brink of insanity let itself loose. You know that laugh. We all have one.
Really? The first two weeks of the school year? The first two weeks that I am making a ridiculously HUGE transition back into the classroom? The first two weeks that are possibly the MOST TIRING two weeks of the entire school year? 
It wasn't his fault. I knew this. And though my ranting may have come off as a bit selfish (remembering I had the nervous, insanity twitch and laugh going on at the same time), I wasn't trying to make him feel bad. Chris knew this. But as they say on SNL, "REALLY?!?!?!?!?!?!?!"

Over the last few weeks, we put our minds and hearts together to prepare for the upcoming adventure that would be his new project and my new job. We creatively designed daycare drop-offs and pick-ups, sleeping arrangements, bedtime routines and the all-important, evening nap. But, my favorite (and I do mean FAVORITE) thing about this crazy time is that Chris is always home for dinner and we get to eat as a family. I absolutely love it. I maybe love the fact that he does most of the cooking a little bit too. :)

My husband is working so hard right now. So hard. And you know what? I am too! However, neither one of us would be able to be endure such huge transition were it not for each other. Even though we can't live the typical family lifestyle right now, it's okay....our cheers for one another penetrate through all hours of the clock and are heard loud and clear.

And for this, I am thankful.
MSU vs Wisconsin Football Game, 2000

1 comment:

Chris said...

Thanks for making me tear up. Communication, love, listening, respect and humor all make it work. 143 baby!