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May 19th, 2010, 08:43 AM
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DH is leaving for work related training on Saturday & not returning until Friday of the following week. We've never been apart, ever. I'm wondering how this will impact us or if I should even care. I know some of you may think that this is a good thing but I'm concerned, and I know my 4 year old is going to be a mess, he talks about "Daddy" non-stop, and talks about "it's getting dark out, Daddy will be home soon"... or "Daddy's at work, I wish he'd come home soon, I miss him"....non-stop. He is attached to Mark's hip.


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May 19th, 2010, 12:22 PM
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I for one don't think it's a good thing. I hate it when my dh is away & the kids hate it too. And my dh hasn't been gone for more than 24 hours. It would suck if he was gone longer.

I hope the week goes smoothly for you!

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May 19th, 2010, 07:30 PM
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I know exactly what you mean, DSS is definitely a daddy's boy and also four and he says things like that all the time when his dad is away. It even affects the baby, her eyes will light up when her dad walks through the door. My BF just started working an 8P-5A shift so it's like the kids don't even notice him being at work because he's leaving after their tucked into bed and he's home before they wake up. They just get to spend some time with my mom so he can get some sleep during the day. They've both really enjoyed this because they get more daddy time.

I also miss him when we have to be apart. I think spending every waking minute together is too much, but the time we're apart due to work schedules is plenty of time for us to be apart. The only time we've spent nights away from each other is when he was working 2 1/2 day shifts with home healthcare and when I was staying with my mom in the hospital and he stayed home with DSS.

I'm sure you guys will be fine, it will just be a bit of an adjustment and as they say, absence makes the heart grow fonder so you and he might actually start to appreciate each other even more.
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May 19th, 2010, 10:14 PM
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Oh yeah that would suck. Not trying to be mean. My df(fiance) works 3rd shift and we all hate it. Sometimes he has a hard time unwinding and getting to sleep during the day and therefore sleeps through dinner. Its no fun. I hope everything works out for you. Keep yourself busy that week. Get some quality one on one time with your kid/s
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