As I face new things as a military wife, I adapt. I adapted to being hours away from family. I adapted to this lifestyle. Then I adapted to the deployment. And just when I felt I had that all under control, it was time for Anthony to come home. With him coming home, came more adapting.
I really wasn't sure what to expect when he came home. I had heard some people talk about it being hard to give over responsibilities or finances, but I wasn't really worried about this. Since we started our marriage out apart while he was in basic, I have been responsible for the finances for our whole marriage. I would be happy to let him take on other responsibilities around the house, especially the dogs. So, I thought it would be a breeze. While having home and having to adapt is a heck of alot better than him being gone, I still had to adapt and am still having to adapt.
Here's some adapting I've had to do:
-Cooking dinner for two on a regular basis. Apparently he doesn't think cheese sticks and crackers are a reasonable dinner or 8:30 is a reasonable time for dinner. He does help cook though!
-Sharing the remote. When Anthony is home, I have to share the remote. I watch most of my shows on DVR. He doesn't really like Desperate Housewives or Grey's Anatomy. Thank goodness for the wonderful invention of DVR!
-Sleeping on my side of the bed. I sure did like sleeping in the middle of the bed all spread out.
-Laundry. I can not longer go 10 days without doing laundry. I rarely can make it a week without the hamper overflowing.
-No more quiet time. While Anthony was away, I learned to love the quiet. At first, this was a hard thing for me to get used to. After a while, I got to where I would come home from work and just sit for an hour or two without turning on the TV.
Don't get me wrong, even though things have changed, I am LOVING having him home. It's so great to have someone to talk with and eat with and just spend time with. I like this adapting much better than the adapting I had to do when he left 4 months ago.
So, that leaves me wondering, what do you have to adapt to after a deployment?
4 weeks ago