60's couple evening

posted by Jeff | Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 10:10 PM | comments: 1

We had a stereotypical 60's married couple evening, with some modern twists. I left work at about 4:45 today, later than I hoped since I got in at 8 (people kind of make their own work hours based on commute times and what not... it's not a clock watching culture). Diana had dinner cooking, and we actually ate at the table with the news on in the background.

Then I read some news online (instead of a newspaper) while she finished up a few things. Shortly thereafter we watched some Hulu (instead of TV) to catch up and be recreational in the evening. I felt like Johnny Breadwinner with Suzie Homemaker. That's funny to me.

Even though we aren't quite into the new place yet, it's staggering how much life has been changing this year. At this point, I'm not truly used to anything. I'm finally excited about a job for the first time in a few years, I'm married, I have a child on the way, I live 2,400 miles away from where I lived my entire life, I have almost no local friends... and now we're playing 60's domestic roles!

On the flip side, I'm not at all concerned about how things will evolve. Diana believes she'll be a stay-at-home mom for at least a year, but if she decides to go to work, that's fine too. Even if we can sell one or both of the houses, I'm not in that big a hurry to buy property, and that's OK. I learned today that some flowers begin to bloom as early as February here. It's hard not be excited about everything, even if some of it (fatherhood) is slightly terrifying.


November 19, 2009, 7:26 AM #

There are some flowers that bloom in February in Ohio, too.

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