with Angella Dykstra
I'm a mom of three, a professional accountant, and an amateur photographer and writer. I am not a marriage expert. But my husband and I take "Til death do us part" seriously, and here I'll be sharing how we keep our marriage strong while we both do that insane work-life juggle.
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This past weekend my husband and I packed our three kids into our minivan and embarked on a road trip to the Oregon coast. In the course of four days and three nights we traveled over 1,300 miles throughout Washington and Oregon states. Based on the fact that I am sitting here typing this, you know that we made it home alive.
We wondered how well our kids would do on the trip and were quite surprised (and thankful) at how well the whole thing went. We broke the driving into small chunks of time (two hours on average) and would stop to get out and stretch our legs, have a bathroom break, grab a meal, etc. While in the van we had books, snacks and the almighty DVD player.
Before we left on our adventure my Dad’s lady friend (I’m never sure what to refer to her as; they aren’t married and “girlfriend” seems odd for people in their sixties) asked who did the driving when we go place. I told her that my husband has always been the driver, except for when I was pregnant. The car sickness is was kept to a dull roar if I was the one behind the wheel.
The decision of who drives is not a man/woman thing, but just how we like to travel. He likes to drive and I like to read with the occasional break to change the DVD or pass out snacks. I’m also the one in charge of navigation but based on this last trip we might have to invest in a GPS. Seriously.
So how about you? Who sits in the driver’s seat when you and your spouse are in the car together?
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