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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My husband and I were talking last week about what we had on our respective agendas and I reminded him that I would be driving to the Big City an hour away for three days in order to meet my annual Professional Development requirements.
Let me reiterate that I reminded him. We had discussed (We. Had DISCUSSED) these days numerous times in the past month or so and this was not NEWS. I was simply bringing up pre-arranged commitments that I had made for work.
He proverbially lost his…composure. He had asked me a month or so ago if he could give me an “early Christmas present” and still have something for me to open on Christmas day. It turns out that this “early present” conflicts with one of those PD courses.
DUDE. Communication is kind of awesome.
But! He went and contacted my office and I’ve been excused from my course. YAY. Also. I have NO IDEA what event he’s concocted.
He has also told me that he is “done” shopping for me. I haven’t asked for anything but he’s always great at buying presents for me (Like, BANG ON) and, so. I know I’ll be spoiled yet again.
As for me, I have NO IDEA what to get him and he’s not really helping me (at all) and I think I’ll be spending this Friday night after my PD course wandering the streets of the Big City, hoping to find a clutch gift (or five) for him.
Help me out, ladies (and gents). What are you getting for your spouse for Christmas? Or, for the dudes, what are you hoping for under the tree?
*Or Hanukkah or Kwanza or Happy December or I Just Think You’re Neat, etc.
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