Seriously over the last two years it’s been tough as I watch my husband become enthralled with his new job to the extent that me, his wife, and our two boys seem to disappear off his radar.
When he does get home, invariably after the boys have gone to bed and sometimes even when I have, he’s exhausted and we barley manage supper let alone a conversation.
It doesn’t get much better at weekends with him having siestas in order to catch up while I try to entertain the boys and not wake up Daddy.
I’ve said it before; it’s not much of a family life.
So me saying that not having him around just might save our marriage may seem a bit strange. But I really think it will help.
In fact I am really looking forward to it.
The idea is that he stays up in London three or four nights a week and comes home at the end of the week rested and restored because he does not have to commute. You never know he may even make it home early on the nights he does come back because he has had the freedom to work late while he is in London.
A friend is renting a two bedroom flat and has a room spare during the early part of the week and this could be perfect for us. It’s in an area we used to live in and where a lot of our London friends still reside.
Dear Charlie could drive down on a Sunday night, bicycle into work at Blackfriars all week, then drive back on a Thursday night. Commute in by train on Friday and that’s it.
Only one day of having to get up at 5am!
Only one day a week of train commuting.
Bearing in mind it costs us £6000 a year for him to commute this must surely be a win:win solution in more ways than one for us!
Why didn’t I think of it before!
You never know we may land up renting our own flat and then I could pop down during the week…we may even be able to go out…!!!!