Friday, August 19, 2011

nfl: training camp

the offseason & training camp are polar opposites.  it's hard to go from one extreme to the other.  during the offseason we have todd around all we could want & more.  during the offseason he is gone, all gone.  needless to say, this is my least favorite time of the year.  todd practices from about 7:30 am to about 9:30 pm.  he has breaks for lunch & dinner but he uses that time to rest & study plays.  he stays in a hotel & has bed check at 11:00 but he is usually asleep before the coaches come around.  so as you can see he really doesn't have much free time.  i am very grateful that the giants camp is typically around 3 weeks.  the raiders would last up to 5.5 weeks.  

as for us, we miss him.  a lot.  we try to keep busy & enjoy each day to the fullest.  we go to a lot of parks, do a lot of crafts, play a lot of games, eat out a lot, & visit a lot of family & friends.  i take the boys to play outside, putting them in the tub, or sticking them in the double stroller for a good jog-those are the only things i can do to keep both boys quiet & happy. in the end, it's hard to be 100% happy when a big part of our little family is missing.  cooper seems to take it the hardest.  he is a daddy's boy through & through.  when todd's gone he gets really clingy to me.  he is way more emotional than normal.  he says things like, "our house used to have 4 people but now we only have 3." and he constantly asks when daddy will be home.  as for me, i miss having someone to help with the kids & the house, but more than anything, i miss the companionship.  due to todd's strict schedule i only get to talk to him for a total of about 1.5 hours a day.  that isn't much. 

i am excited to say that the giants break camp tomorrow & we get to see our favorite man after 23 days without him!

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