Taking care of young children in the absence of one’s spouse is always hard. People often lose their cool while managing kids as a single parent. In such a situation, one can avoid frustration by spending some time with kids’ friends. Dropping kids at a story club or some other play-and-learn activity can help relieve the pressure of being the solo entertainer. Even getting only one hour of diversion helps a lot in looking after kids single handedly. How to stay sane with little kids.
While it is not possible to join your spouse on each trip, you may teach your children about the geography of the location he is visiting. Take out a map and show that location to your kids. Tell them about water bodies and mountains of that area. Trying something that relates to that specific area your spouse is traveling to, such as a recipe, can help the kids feel connected.
Try to chalk out a meal plan for entire week and shop grocery before you are left alone at home to handle kids. Go easy and do not overburden yourself. Take out time for yourself so that you do not get irritated. Instead of spending time in cooking meals that demand larger amounts of time, indulge in simple cooking. Spend the extra time with kids or relax or read a book.
Do not feel ashamed of asking for help. Asking a friend to come over and babysit your kids while you go outdoors is fine. Try to reconnect with friends and feel human once again.