Bye bye husband. Days can literally go by without seeing each other for more than a few minutes. Why? Camp starts early in the morning with hundreds of players from all over coming to be coached up at the university. If it is a team camp, it also ends late at night because the college coaches hang out with the high school coaches at night so they have a good time, and want to keep bringing the team back to the camp year after year. This year my husband is working 19 days of camp in the month of June. We are currently in the middle of a streak of 15 straight days of camp!
Coaches wives literally run the entire show at home and with our families during the "camp season." Much like in the football season.....there is no "extra set of hands." The house, driving kids to summer activities, meals, bath time, books, tucking in, mowing the lawn, anything breaks (fix it), toddler meltdowns (she's on her own)....and the list goes on. I decided yesterday to get the tools out myself and teach our son to finally ride a bike with out training wheels. You name a household task......a coach's wife is probably handling it during camp.
Some nights during camp we make our way to the stadium to eat with the campers and our husbands....no matter what's on the menu. Tonight I loaded up four boys and a portable high chair....just to get an hour with him. Seeing those boys running and laughing on the field with their Daddy makes it all worth it.
Amen! The CAMPS!! Holy moly. This summer seems to be a little better for us compared to last year. But gosh it gets to be a lot! When friends or random people at the grocery store ask about the "off season" I just give an akward grin :) We are so lucky, and I'm so grateful, that we get to have about 3 weeks with him in the middle of summer. Once the middle of July rolls around....he's back to being a ghost. I hope you enjoy your sweet husband when he finally gets some "down time!"ReplyDelete
Awww, thanks so much for the nice comment. I am glad you liked it. I like to be completely honest about this crazy football life. It's nice to have coaches wives/friends who can relate to this and maybe help family/friends get a better understanding of our lives.Delete