My Friday night has gone something like this:

3:30 – 4:00 pm – All the kids start getting home from school.

4:00 – 6:00 pm – Feed kids, carpool kids, get other people’s kids, feed some more kids, clean up from feeding kids, etc.

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Get kids to their various activities, plans, events.

9:00 – 11:00  Finish cleaning up kitchen (because you don’t think I actually finish that all at once, do you?), start cleaning and straightening house in anticipation of Christmas decorating this week-end.

11:00 – Escape physically to my little “lair” (a closet I turned into an office/studio), escape mentally and emotionally on FaceBook, YouTube, etc.

11:30 – Make rare and unusual effort to try to watch television and “chit chat” with my husband.

11:35 pm – Give up and decide to write blog post on how lonely marriage to an alcoholic is.


Now his night:

5:00 – 6:00 pm – Arrive home from work.  Take a nap.

6:00 – 6:30 pm – Get up for dinner.

6:30 – 11:30 pm Retreat to family room, turn on television.

11:30 pm: Endure 5 minutes of wife trying to watch tv and talk with him.

11:35 pm: Return to watching television uninterrupted.