Having a husband is like having children when it comes to traveling, at least from what I have been told from mom’s that have kids. We just spent the last two months in and out of hotels, airports, cars, and suitcases; we are certainly very glad to be home, but as we prepared for our final trip in May (or I prepared) I started to notice EVERYTHING I had to get ready and the tiny bit my husband actually had to do to leave.
I love my husband to death and love traveling with him, but the more I sit and chat with other housewives and stay at home momma’s, I am learning that we have a TON of similarities when it comes to life at home and on the road. I found a hilarious list of what a wife needs to do and what the husband does prior to leaving for a trip and felt the need to expand on it based on my experiences the last seven years as a housewife.
Some of the best moments and memories I have with my husband are when we are traveling and the crazy adventures we end up on together, but getting there can be stressful at times, so, for better or worse enjoy y’all!What I do before we travel:
Pack my stuff and the stuff I know my husband never remembers. We have a stupid amount of hats because my bald husband never remembers one and we always have to buy one.
Clean the house, because if someone is going to break into our home it better at least be clean for them.
Envision every possible scenario (injury, illness) and pack accordingly. I can’t even begin to tell you all how many bottles of $35 sunscreen we have because of course my husband never has it when he needs it, which he always needs thanks to his Irish blood.
Use up all the food in the fridge.
Call family and check in and give every detail about where we will be.
Let the neighbors know we are leaving.
Stop the mail if going to be gone more than two days.
What my husband does:
Finds a chore entirely unrelated to our trip, deeming it of the utmost important and completes it. Suddenly he always has client work to complete right before we leave.
Asks if I remembered to get him more toothpaste.
If you can relate, drop a comment below! One day these husband’s of ours will finally get their act together around the house, but for now I truly appreciate how hard he works to be able to take me on amazing wine trips and if I have to do everything to prepare for those trips, I guess it is a nice trade off.