Post # 1
- Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium
My dearest (and only) husband is going on a business trip from Sunday-Thursday. This is not only his first work trip, but it’s also the longest we’ve been apart since we’ve been married. I don’t know what I’ll do with myself, but that’s a whole other post!
We are one of those “attached at the hip” couples. It’s how we’ve rolled for seven years. I pack his lunch every day, and I’m the maker of breakfast and dinner as well. He’s an “acts of service” guy, so this all makes him feel very loved. He also tends to have pretty bad anxiety when I’m not around.
So, I’m trying to think of stuff to send along with him to make him feel more comfortable and less nervous about the whole thing.
I’m baking his favorite blueberry muffins and chocolate chip cookies to snack on. I’ll place a couple little love notes in his luggage. And obviously I’ll make sure he has his jammies and socks 🙂
What little things do you do for your love when he/she goes away?
Post # 3
@Mrs. Gremmlin: my husband works oot every week. He packs his own bags, doesn’t get any love notes, or any special baked goods But we are used to trips.
Maybe FedEx him his lunch or snack bag in a little cooler over night. Or arrange for milk and cookies to be delivered to his hotel room on night one?
Post # 4
I like to leave a little note in his suitcase where he will find it. Often, I slip a card or even a blank piece of paper in. Just make sure he will be able to find it pretty easily. It would be awful for it to get hidden in his suit and fall out at a board meeting or something. Once as a joke I put a beanie babie snake his mom gave him in the suitcase!
My Darling Husband also appreciates the kinds of things he forgets to pack like cliff bars or his ipod.
Post # 5
- Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium
@Captain013: Aw, the milk and cookies is a really sweet idea. Thanks!
@justelope: Yep, I bet pulling out love note in the middle of a board meeting would be quite awkward!
Post # 6
If you know the hotel where he will be staying, the concierge will often help you get something delivered to his room.
Post # 7
I travel a bunch, but we are not an “attached to the hip” couple.
However, I did want to recommend that you get Facetime or Skype. When I’m gone for a week, it’s nice to see my Fiance when I talk to him.
Post # 8
+1 on sending something to his room. My fiance sent flowers to my hotel when I was on a two week business trip one time and I felt sooooo special. He hasn’t done it since and it was years ago, but I still think about how sweet it was whenever I am on a trip and it makes being away from home a little easier.
Post # 9
My Darling Husband travels every couple of months, it does get easier I promise.
I am a big fan of leaving a little note in his carryon and packing a snack bag for the plane (gum, cookies, chips etc). Sounds like you have all of that covered.
As for something to his room that is a great idea if there is something that will keep and he can enjoy. My DH’s schedule is crazy when he is on a trip and he often gets stuck in meetings or business meals which would make it difficult to anticipate when he would be in the room. I once ordered fresh chocolate chip cookies for him through room service which he appreciated even though they were delivered around midnight when he returned to his room. 🙂
Post # 10
On top of all the really sweet suggestions, throwing in a very small lacey pair of your undies in there will deffinitly keep him mind on you 😉
Post # 11
@Captain013: “my husband works oot every week. He packs his own bags, doesn’t get any love notes, or any special baked goods But we are used to trips.”
Same here. My Darling Husband would probably laugh at me if I sent him baked good or notes, but I know everyone and their relationships are different. 🙂
OP – Maybe you could buy him a nice new work shirt or something and (without his knowledge) send it along with him. He might find it sweet that you picked out something special for him.
Post # 12
Or a little gift everyday! Like a pack of gum or a candy bar. My guy loves little thoughtful touches like that, but pretty sure he is mostly oblivious to notes lol.
Post # 13
@Mrs. Gremmlin: I have no advice but your post made me laugh- sounds like your his mommy packing him off for camp! Jammies and cookies!