You know the kind of bad day that just goes on and on and seems like it’ll never end? But it does and then your husband is calling because it’s his morning in the country he’s in while it’s your bedtime here and all he wants to do is talk to you and all you want to do is sleep so that you can forget all about the day and start over in the morning. That is, of course, if you don’t have a teething baby or a too-creative-for-her-own-good three year old waking you up in the middle of the night.
(Those run-on sentences is exactly how it feels too. Am I right?!?)
I’m into my third week of my husband being half a world away. And while we’ve communicated one way or another most days … we haven’t EVERY day. Sometimes because of time changes or traveling or whatever. But then sometimes because I just plain don’t feel like talking.
There. I said it.
And I’m here to tell you it’s okay if you feel like that sometimes too.
That day I talked about up there? I had one of those last week. And my husband called at the end of it. I didn’t call him back. I texted him, of course. I’m not that selfish. But I texted him to say, “I don’t feel like talking.” And he understood. Fortunately, he doesn’t take those things personally. It’s just I’m fried and don’t feel like re-hashing the day that I’d rather just forget. And he knows that. So I don’t let myself feel guilty for not talking to him. Besides if I did, I’d probably either make him worry or get angry at him for no good reason. So, really, it’s in the best interest of the BOTH of us!
So, tell me road widows. Do you have days when your husband is on tour and you don’t feel like talking? How does he respond?