This is the second time Husband has retired.
Economic downturns required him to return to the workplace.
I was sorry that he had to go back to work. (Mostly….)
But I did learn something from the first time, so I think I’m more prepared this time around.
For example: Men think differently than women. They are not good at subtleties. Basically they need to have things told to them in plain English and in no uncertain terms.
So this time around I told Husband anytime you want to jump in and do some household chore I’m all for it. Just don’t tell me how to do what I’m doing BETTER!
So that part is settled.
Now we just have to navigate the “What do you want to do today?” problem.
Sometimes he has plans that don’t necessarily mesh with my plans. And vice versa.
This leads to what I call the ‘Marty’ syndrome. (reference from the movie Marty with Ernest Borgnine…….."What do you want to do today Marty?” “I don’t know what do you want to do?”)
Don’t get me wrong, I like having him around. He’s funny, helpful, and cute. He even engages in conversation. And it’s more than just, “What’s for dinner?”
But sometimes it can get…….weird.