I’ve already been through one year long deployment with the girls and I know what to expect the next time around. I remember all the sleepless nights, the days I’d go without cooking (for myself because I absolutely HATE to cook for myself), and keeping my phone glued to my hip just in case he’d call. Those weren’t some of my best days but I got through it just fine.
Now Mr. Thing, is off to WLC and all I can think of is “Oh great, more sleepless nights because I can’t sleep in our bed without him.” He has the option of driving home every night but it’s not worth it when they get released so late in the night only to have to return at two in the morning! So DH and I both agreed that it would be best if he just slept at the WLC barracks but I didn’t think I’d go back into deployment mode.