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.
Check out my Work It, Mom! profile and my blog, Dutch Blitz.
My oldest child is in fourth grade, and this has been the year where he branched out from his usual posse of BOYS to have a posse that includes boys and … GIRLS. He’s asked a number of times if that was ‘weird’ or ‘okay’ and I assured him that having girl friends doesn’t mean that they are your girlfriends. I told him that I had/have a lot of guy friends and that Dad had/has a lot of girl friends.
Granted, most of my current guy friends are husbands of my girl friends, and it’s not like we go out to movies or hang out without our respective spouses all together. My husband works with a bunch of women and while they are friends and get along famously, it’s not like they call each other to just chat or go out for dinner or anything. While some people may have friends like that, we just think that steps too close to a line that could get you into trouble.
That said, this past weekend we had the pleasure of having a musician friend come to town, and he stayed with us for the night before heading back home to his wife and son in California. We reminisced over dinner about some of the stuff we used to do — before I had ever met my husband — and it was a lot of fun. We never dated, it was strictly platonic, and my husband now knows him as well and they get along famously. In fact, the three of us stayed up way past my bedtime chatting, because it was so great to catch up with a good friend.
How about you? Do you have good friends of the opposite sex?
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