Funny, what keeps us going during the hard times.
This morning I had a meeting with my boss (about how we can make the difficult current situation better [short-staffed] and also about a particular problem patient that I have been assigned.)
I mentioned that I had a jammie day last Sunday, with the intent of refreshing me for the next week’s onslaught, and even after that, on Monday I was bone-weary. I mentioned that wrong though I thought it was, I looked forward to the kids going off to college as that would free up my evenings from the endless activities to some rest at the end of a challenging workday.
Boss mentioned that she got home to a (retired) husband who wanted to talk, or go out to movies and didn’t understand her need to recharge at the end of a difficult work day. She said she couldn’t imagine having to do kid activities every night.
And that was all it took for me. To have someone else who understands what a difficult day job I have, marvel that I take care of teenagers after I get done with the day job. I’m probably good for another week without a nap.