Friday, July 18, 2008

And what does your husband do?

Nothing like a Mommy Group stroll along the beach to give you a dose of perspective. Yesterday, I was on my weekly stroller push with an assortment of moms who get together informally each week to walk along the beach. I was pushing Lulu in the Bob, talking away to this mom and that mom. I pulled up alongside someone I hadn't had the chance to get to know. Conversation turned to her husband and something about working strange hours and so I asked, "What does he do?" She replied, "He's on the bomb squad." Me, "Really???" She recounted being disoriented when she woke up the other night and he wasn't home yet. So, she had called him and found out he was working late on an arson investigation. Hmmm...The next time I'm annoyed my husband isn't home I think I'll take a few seconds and think of my fellow moms who never know when or if their husband will be home. I am extremely grateful for all those dads AND moms out there who do jobs that keep us safe and protect our way of life.

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