Friday, March 30, 2012

give & take

{steven at lunch - he doesn't know I snapped this picture!}

Steven is in the middle of his super-busy right now. This is his third season with the MU softball team so we're both familiar with the routine, but it's still rough. He's busy every single weekend, Friday through Sunday, from February until the beginning of June. If they are traveling, they leave Thursday. We say our usual morning good-bye and I don't see him again until the middle of the night Sunday. Sometimes they travel to away games on Wednesdays as well.

It's hard on both of us. When he is home, I want to smother him and go out to eat and do all the things I don't do when he is gone. When he's home, Steven wants to relax and play video games and do the things he can't do while he is gone. I totally understand where he is coming from and I think we have figured out a good balance over time. He appeases me and we go out to lunches, get frozen yogurt and spend time together. I appease him by giving him alone time and not balking when he wants to have alone time or play video games.

We've {mostly} figured out the balance of give and take. Spring is a stressful season for us, but we've gotten through it before, and we will again. The season will be over before we know it and we will start checking things of Steven's "June List."

Do you have a busy season? How do you handle it?

xoxo, christa


  1. Basically right now kind of sucks for me... my weekends are eaten up by being SUPER busy at work and then super exhausted when I'm not at work. I turn into a major... well... I'm not nice, we'll just say. Ugh.

    1. I know what you mean - I've been in that position before. But this too shall pass...


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