In the days leading up to a business trip, my husband moans and groans about how much he hates being away from the family and how desperately he wishes he could stay behind. I think he does this on purpose as by the time he finally departs, I’m shoving his annoying butt out the door anyway.
As soon as he is gone, the rest of us drop into survival mode. Gone are the rules about not eating in the living room and early bedtimes and bathing schedules. As long as we all make it to bedtime without killing one another or burning the house down, I mark the day as a success.
As you can imagine, my tolerance for #FirstWorldTravelProblems is pretty minimal. Most of the left behind parters I know feel the same. So if you are the traveling spouse, here is a handy guide of things NOT to say while you’re on a business trip: