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 coming Friday is my office’s Christmas party and the following weekend is my husband’s Christmas party. We were talking with our kids about our upcoming plans and they were asking what we did at these parties. Was Santa there? Were there presents? What did we DO?
My party is a fancy buffet dinner at a nice hotel with an open bar and always includes at least two (if not eight) people who go well over their personal limit (no, we did not share that part with the kids) and my husband’s party is a potluck dinner at somebody’s home and there is no alcohol to be seen (he works at a church).
While talking about our respective dinners, my husband fist-pumped when I informed him that due to the economy, there would “just” be a dinner and a gift exchange, but there would be no entertainment. Him: “YES. That means I don’t have to play stupid games and make small talk with ____ and ____ and ____.” He made a joke about accountants being lame, and I pointed out a few people who he actually likes chatting with. My party isn’t as bad as he made it out to be.
His dinner is the more fun one for the both of us. There is a small staff (9) plus spouses and they are all friends of ours, outside of work. There is a great dinner and a lot of laughter and that crazy gift exchange where you get to either choose a gift from the pile or steal someone else’s and we always walk out the door with a happy smile on our faces.
How about you? Do you enjoy your spouse’s holiday party?
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