Friday, April 16, 2010

Pros and Cons

Trey has already left for the summer in Philadelphia and I don't leave until May 5th, which means lots of alone time spent with Walter.

I was thinking that there are some upsides to having your husband out of town. For example, I can stay up as late as I want. If it were up to Trey, we'd be in bed by 10:30 at the latest. When I'm in charge, it's never before midnight.

Next, I never have to worry about the toilet seat position. It's always right where I want it...down.

I also don't have to feel guilty about eating cereal for dinner. I cook for one reason only...Trey. If it weren't for him, I'd spend a max of 5 minutes in the kitchen preparing either my cereal or my ham sandwich.

And lastly, a nice little bonus with having Trey out of town is that I get to drive his car while he's gone. I know I drive it faster than he does. Sometimes I tell him he doesn't deserve to drive the car he does because he doesn't take advantage of what it can do and therefore, we should switch cars. I have yet to win that argument.

There are also some major downsides to having your husband out of town and being alone in a big house. One came about the other night as I tried to open a new bottle of Odwalla juice. That lid was not budging and it's doesn't help that I am the biggest wuss when it comes to opening lids. Where was Trey when I needed him?

Whenever Trey leaves, Walter takes it upon himself to become the man of the house. He never barks at night when he hears outside noises while Trey is home, but the second he leaves, Walter gets ultra protective. The 6lb dog is not protecting anything and I miss the real man of the house.

One reason I stay up late when Trey is gone is to watch all my scary shows. The only problem with this is that I'm terrified by the time I need to go to sleep. This happens on a regular basis and you'd think I'd be smart enough to stop, but I'm not. If Trey were here, I would not be scared. Oh well.

In sadder news, I am iPhoneless until next Monday. I feel lost.


Andrew and Jenna said...

You really need to quit watching those shows. You're insane. I can send Andrew over anytime to open your juice for you, or fight off the bad guys. Or you can just come stay with us. We stay up late. And you can drive our cars if you want. Also, starting Monday, cereal will be a welcome food again in our house. Bring your air mattress and the party is on.

Anonymous said...

YOu are a brave strong woman being apart from hubbies is Hard! I struggle with all the "little" things when Cody is gone like, putting on a bracelet. And sleeping alone is not a fun thing after single-life. GOod Luck to you, I will be in the same boat too soon for a while. Stay strong and head to Andrew and Jenna's house apparently :) They've got you all set up!

Cameron & Ashley said...

Maybe I should have bought you a gun for your birthday! I completely agree on the toilet thing, that's always nice! Come over whenever, you're always welcome of course :)

Cait said...

I hear what you are saying! There are definitely pros and cons with the husband being away. And you covered some good ones. Chloe does the same thing as Walter - and it always freaks me out more having her bark at every little thing. Enjoy driving Trey's car fast :-)

Carrie and Ryan said...

Oh my gosh I love you Jami, you are so hilarious. All great and valid points as well. I drive Ryan's car way faster than him for sure. And I either eat cereal or don't eat when he's gone. Totally understand.

Katherine said...

Do you ever watch Criminal Minds when he's gone? I do that when Bobby works overnight shifts. I have no idea why. It makes no sense. I was just thinking I wish you guys were coming to Kansas City again. Have fun in NJ!