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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Today, likely as you are reading this, my husband and I are en route on our first! family! vacation! I mean, we’ve done many a trip to visit extended family and have done whirlwind shopping trips to stock up on clothes and such, but this is the first time that the five of us are loading into the van with the sole intent of vacating.
We had planned to rent a hotel in Vancouver for the first leg of our trip, but my Dad and his wife are on holidays themselves and so we have an empty condo at our disposal (YAY!). The second leg of our trip involves a cottage that we’ve rented at Cannon Beach on the Oregon Coast. There will be tourist attractions and hours spent reading on the beach and no household chores to speak of. I’m a little excited, yes.
The logistics of being in Vancouver came up and my husband was willing to use public transit to get ANYWHERE AND EVERYWHERE, whereas I would much rather just drive to Stanley Park instead of dealing with taking the bus.
My husband is the driver 90% of the time whether we are around town, on date nights, on long highway drives. Get us into the city and he would rather walk on hot coals than drive. When it comes to cities like Vancouver, where I lived for six years and head back to annually, driving isn’t stressful to me in the least. I know my way around and it is far easier for me to just drive than to deal with Mr. McStresscase behind the wheel.
How does it work with you? Does it depend on the situation or does one of you drive most of the time?
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