I am very excited since today my wife finally returns from her vacation without me in Mexico (she’ll probably be home by the time this post actually goes live). However, I must keep my wits about me. Indeed, my life may very well depend upon it.
After all, I’ve missed her this past week. I’ll want to see her, talk to her, look at her vacation photos and whatnot.
However, my wife will have been up since 4am this morning (where she is, she’ll have been up since 3am Mountain time). She’ll have had to grab all her stuff and take a taxi to the Cancun airport. She’ll have had to suffer through two flights, waiting in airports, customs, and all those other lovely things. Then she’ll still have to take a bus in from the airport and will probably get home about the same time that I do.
It is possible that she might be able to get some sleep on the plane, but I do not think this is likely and won’t be much if she managed to get any at all. She will be tired. She will be frazzled. She will want to sleep.
Me, on the other hand, will arrive home having had a decent amount of sleep. I’ll be bouncing around wanting to talk. This will not be allowed.
Instead, I need to let her go to sleep and just hang around for a while, enjoy her company without bothering her. I will not keep her awake. Once she falls asleep, I will not wake her up. Under no circumstances will I wake her up. I will not talk to her once she tries to go to sleep. I will not make noise. I will wait to breath until I am certain that she has woken up again and is actually getting up. Otherwise, she may kill me.
Excited is good, and I’m sure she misses me too, but I have to keep these things in mind. After all, my wife may love me and all but it is best not to push that when she has had very little sleep. Walk quietly and don’t wake the wife.