Pro: Hubby got offered a promotion today.
Con: It's in North Dakota.
No, we're not moving. He'll be working up there two weeks, then will have a week off at home. I'm not in love with the idea, but I'm not against it, either. I'm kind of undecided, really.
Pro: I'll have lots of time to myself.
Con: I'll be pitifully lonely.
Pro: He'll get a break from having rambunctious kids and an excessively talkative wife requiring his attention every moment he's awake.
Con: It'll be pretty lonely up there, too.
Pro: I can serve homemade pizza and spaghetti seven nights a week and my kids won't complain one bit.
Con: I won't have anyone to taste-test the strange concoctions I come up with.
Pro: We might be able to save a bit faster toward living the Farm Dream.
Con: I won't have anyone to listen to me when I dream about it out loud.
Pro: We'll be able to go on several long camping trips this summer.
Con: If we want to do our Fourth of July camp-out, it'll have to be just me and the girls.
Pro: I won't have to try to keep the kids quiet when Daddy's in bed at seven o'clock.
Con: I'll have to go to bed with only a Big Black Dog to cuddle up to.
Pro: I can leave the house messy longer and won't feel guilty since he won't see it.
Con: The mess might get out of control without anyone around to see it.
Pro: He'll be happier working with the new crew than he is with the one he's on now.
Con: We'll have to talk on the phone, and I hate talking on the phone.
Pro: I'll have more time to finish more projects if I'm not cooking and cleaning as much.
Con: I won't be able to come bounding to the back door as soon as he walks in to show off said finished projects.
Pro: I'll have to stop being so dependent on him to do the "guy stuff" around the house.
Con: I'm going to have to give in, finally, and learn to mow the lawn.
It's gonna take some adjusting, but I'm sure we'll do fine. I'll count my blessings: it's not many people who get 17 paid weeks off each year.
And I'd better get used to the idea quick - he flies out Sunday.