business tripI tend to get really bummed out when myhusband has to go on a business trip. I know the whole "absence makes the heart grow fonder" adage, but honestly, I like my husband just fine when he is here, in my house, and snuggling next to me.

Still, since it's just a little inevitable that the hubs WILL have to be gone overnight occasionally, I try to look on the bright side as much as possible. And there is a bright side. Sure, it's harder to take care of two kids with only two hands instead of four. It's harder to keep the house clean when I have to have one eye on my kids at all times. And bed time and bath time are a comedy of errors that sometimes end in tears (mine, not theirs).

It's also much lonelier after the kids go to bed and I am left in big, empty house all by myself. Still, there are perks. Here are 6 great perks about having your husband go on a business trip:

1.) Whole bed to yourself: It's so nice to stretch out all night long without the 6'2" man hogging all the covers and rolling over on top of me in the night. I love sleeping with my man, but I also can appreciate the few days a year when I get to completely hog the bed with no repercussions.

2.) Watching chick flicks all night: We have one TV and that means 99 percent of the time, we need to agree on what is on it (or go up and use our computers to watch movies). I very much appreciate playing couch commando and watching long, weepy films without my husband's commentary or rolled eyes.

3.) No one forcing you to share your dessert: My husband is a large man. This means when we share dessert, we SHARE dessert. Annoying. Nights where he is gone, I get ALL the pie. I love it.

4.) No extra dishes or laundry: I love my husband, but oh man does he produce an insane amount of dirty socks and underwear. When he's gone, I don't have to worry about it! Of course, then he always comes back ...

5.) No one bugging you for sex: It's not that I don't like sex. I just don't want it EVERY day like my husband. It's pretty nice to not be pressured into sex for a few days every once in a while (sorry honey!).

6.) Pie for dinner: When my husband is gone, I eat whatever I want. I don't worry about creating a nice meal for him. The kids have their meals and I order pizza or eat lots of broccoli (which he hates) or just eat cookies!

Do you have any perks of your husband being gone?

Would you enjoy it if your significant other had to go out of town?