Opening weekend of white tail deer season is over. Most wives dread deer season, because their husbands become obsessed with it and pay no attention to the needs and duties at home.
Other wives love the break and like when their husbands leave for a week. It give them a break from the “Big Kid” in her brood.
And then there is me! I am the hunter in our family, most years anyway. This year Ben really wanted to go to, but I am 8 months pregnant and could not participate this year. We still went to deer camp and shot the breeze with the boys and cut up deer and all of that fun stuff, but I have to tell you not participating this year was not fun!
I love the feeling of refreshment when you sit in the deer stand all morning. The air is clean, your mind is clean and of course your soul is clean. Sitting still in peace and quiet is just what a person needs to re-energize. Until, of course, that monster steps out and the commotion starts. Scramble to get your gun up, scramble to find the site, remember that the safety is on. Oh yeah then there’s either my dad or brother saying, “If you don’t take it right now I am going to shoot!” So much for the peace and quiet. But at that point the adrenalin starts to kick in and that’s even better!
So this year we missed all of the excitement and adrenalin. Next year though Ben and I will have to make sure we take some extra time off of work and stay out at camp.