Okay, I’m throwing in the towel and admitting that I’m over this deployment. The funny thing is that I don’t even have to “admit it,” because anyone in their right mind would be ready for a deployment to end.
Before you start thinking, “but you’re so close, and you’ve come so far,” spare me.
Spare me all the uplifting cliche’s that might float in your head, and you might desperately want to say out loud.
End of a Deployment Cliches
You can see the light at the end of tunnel.
Your homecoming is just around the corner.
It’ll be over before you know it.
Just a few more weeks/days.
It seems like he left just yesterday.
That just flew by, didn’t it?
Nope. I’m just done.
And I’m tired…like, really tired; mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausted. I’m ready to not do all the things alone anymore: sleep, discipline, travel, shop, cook, eat, Netflix and chill, etc. You get it, right?
I want my husband back, because I’ve reached my tapping out point; I have senioritis, and I’m ready to move on with him back in our life.
Let it be known that my kids rock. Besides the fact that they’re loud (because, kids), and some of them talk waaaaay too much (because, 5 year olds), they’re genuinely great. And I’m so thankful that the past 10 months have actually been relatively easy, all things considered.
But even so, I’m just tired of being their only person alllllllllllllll the time (and I’m sure they’re tired of me, too).
Sucking it up
But I’ll do as I’ve told others. I’ll pull my super mom undies back up and finish out the end of this deployment.
Because I know we are, actaully really close.
We have a countdown going (but of course, no official date yet, so don’t ask), and we’re making plans for when he returns. But these next two months just feel like they’ll take an eternity to get through.
Here’s hoping March and April go by as quickly as February diid.
End of Deployment
How do you handle the end of a deployment? Do you hit your breaking point or does excitement take over? (I’m ready for that excitement to take over!)