So, you’re a mother, a partner, a nurse, a doctor, a vet, a cleaner, a taxi cab driver, a hair dresser, a cook. You’re everything! You’re the lady of the house! You are expected to know everything, do everything and be everything. Thank god for vacations right?
You finally get away from the online poker scene (which you do love but play it so often as a job that playing live is so much more fun!) and go to play a live game. This is like a vacation! You pack your things, you pack everyone elses too of course. You do you hair, nails, makeup and choose your cool poker clothing from the endless piles and you LEAVE!
“Goodbye, I love you, be good! See you when i am back in a few days” you mutter as you walk out the door. Inside you are cheering about your short escape. Really you can’t tell everyone that though, especially the little ones as they hold your leg so tightly it feels like it is going no where fast. Then, just like that; you are home free, you are on the felt, you are surrounded by countless amounts of other poker players and no kiddies.
Before long, all good things come to an end. You have finished your tourney play and you are headed straight back home. What do you expect to get home to bliss? I missed you? Flowers? Hugs?
You may well get home to some of these things, I got home to some other things as well though and this is the part in this blog I wanted to point out.
Returning home from a live poker tournament I also return to:
5 suitcases of clothing to unpack (mine plus 4 kids). That needs washing, folding, packing away and sorting.
3 days of envelopes to open
4 kids that expect 3 days worth of attention.
Nothing organised for school or dinner.
You pretty much get the hint I am sure; I return to a nightmare on Danielle street. Here is my thought:
Before you go playing live and distant games of poker where you have to uproot your whole family life. Be earning enough money so you can pay for a live in sitter. Seriously ladies there is no other way!