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    Quote Originally Posted by nat11 View Post
    I'm the same. I just try not to think about all that he is missing. Can't say where he is (I don't think anyway due to security. Sometimes I don't even know where he is!) He's in the Army but in a job that is very high tempo and this is why he is always away. I feel for all you FIFO mums and mums to be. Constantly working around that schedule must be very annoying. At least I can just plan for me and if he's home it's a bonus.
    Oh wow! How long has he been with the army nat? How often does he usually get home I'm guessing not very often!

    Gee I really should not complain about FIFO, I don't think I'd ever cope if DH was with the army!

    Do you have any help while he's away?

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    Morning all, is there a way to combine the other post and this one. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nat11 View Post
    Do your partners get time off on the home days then? That would be nice but I'll bet it messes up the kids routines! When DH comes home it's like he works a normal job (7-4) and is home weekends. It's usually a nightmare to work him back into our routine. I think I'd rather long trips away then short ones. At the moment its a few weeks then a week or so home. I'm going with him next time (well I'm going to my parents which is only 200km away from where he will be so we should be able to be together on the weekends.
    That sounds nice nat! That you can go with him next time... So when your DH comes home he works a normal day job too? Sorry if I'm not understanding lol

    My DH gets all his time with us when he is home yes, which I a bonus as then he can come to school functions and sports etc. Mind you its still not easy to share him around especially with his mum and dad who live across the road!!! :-/ the only time I see them is when he's home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All smiles View Post
    Morning all, is there a way to combine the other post and this one. :-)
    Lol sorry I think I need to delete the other one and can't figure out how! :-/ thanks to me for making it so confusing!!! Hehe

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    My dh used to do 4 weeks on and 2 off but since we had ds2 he changed his roster to 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off but the company he worked for back then was very inconsistant and he never knew where he was going and didn't have coms at all most of the time. He used to always come home from being on nightshift so he would be tired and grumpy for a few days then by the time he started winding down it was time to go again. Anyway he has changed jobs now and doesn't have all the travel ot the nightshift, he's only a 45min flight away and has all the coms so ds gets to talk to him every night. It's much better and he does 12days on and 9days off.
    When he's home I don't have an issue with him fitting in to the routine at all.

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    Those of you whose partners work 8 on 6 off how do u find it?

    This is my husbands last long block then his roster changes to 8:6.

    Hoping it will get easier - I'm struggling today getting sicker again from having bronchitis, & I have SPD in my hips too so its painful to walk and lift the kids, I just literally got "stuck" walking and went into a panic, god I hope this next 2 weeks fly!!!

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    How is everyone traveling?

    Having a real crappy downer of a night just can't stop crying I have no friends here no one to help and feel so alone and isolated! And pregnancy hormones don't help one bit! :'-(

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    Today was a bad day, just wanted a break but DD1 has been pushing me all day. her behaviour was just shocking. Feeling a bit knowing that bedtime is only an hour away Fingers crossed DD's both sleep all night so i can recharge.
    Tomorrow is a new day

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    Quote Originally Posted by MothersMilk View Post
    Today was a bad day, just wanted a break but DD1 has been pushing me all day. her behaviour was just shocking. Feeling a bit knowing that bedtime is only an hour away Fingers crossed DD's both sleep all night so i can recharge.
    Tomorrow is a new day
    Oh gosh I'm with you there! I'm hanging out for the kids be time - 45 minutes and counting! My kids have not been that bad at all today , I'm just starting to feel very exhausted just being "mummy" on my own with no help. Just wanna go to bed!

    So glad I'm not alone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nat11 View Post
    I'm with you too! Half an hour for us now! Woohoo! I'm dying for some dinner but since ds is teething and being very fussy over his food, then need a bath and to be out to bed, I can't see that happening until at least 8. 8 days left for me and 2 whole weeks before he goes again.
    I had trouble cooking tea tonight cause my 2 y.o DS Came home
    From daycare screaming non stop, tugging on me all afternoon to be picked up... Once he had food though he let me eat thank god! But there are a lot of nights when I can't eat from the kids late night dinners when kids are asleep and late night showers, gee I'm glad I've found a bunch of ladies who know what its like!

    My kids also did not go back to school and kindy today as they're in a private school and only found out this morning they get an extra freaking week!!! Arghhhh! They've been good kids I'm just exhausted from being mummy on my own. Starting to feel it more the bigger I get with this pregnancy too, we've been sick the whole time Dh has been away and the kids have been home with me from being sick and holidays since DH has been gone. (4 weeks next week) we only have 9 days left then only have 6 days with him and then his rosier changes to 8:6 thank god!!!

    I don't know how you ladies do it longer than that seriously I'd have a mental break down! Longest for u was 3 mths. NEVER again!


 

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