There are many pros and cons to FIFO and it's not for everyone, but it works for us. We love having solid chunks of time together. Only downfall for us is when he misses out on special occasions/events such as Christmas. He has missed 2 Christmases so far. One of the years a good friend of mine invited me and Master T over to have lunch with her family. It was really nice to watch our boys play and be included. If you have any friends whose partners are FIFO (or defense) workers reach out to them this Christmas. Don't assume they have friends and family to spend the day with it's really hard to sit at home on your own on Christmas. No one wants to be alone on Christmas.
We are so lucky Julian is home for Christmas this year as we never really know when he will be home as rosters and jobs change. I will be fairly quiet this week as i take some time to enjoy Christmas celebrations and spend time with my family (and get some 'me' time after 4 weeks on my own with the kids). After Christmas i will be back posting most days and im excited for 2015!
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