Right now he is student teaching and this is the first time in our married life that he has a "job" that he needs to be at every day. Suddenly, I am the one with the more flexible job. He has to be at school at 7 am so drop off is now on me. My "flexible" work hours are 7 - 4 but I shifted them to 7:30 - 4:30 for now. A few weeks ago, I "crashed" my car. It was pretty minor and "crashed" isn't the right word for it. I ran into the snow pile in front of my house. How horribly embarrassing. But there is a big hole in my bumper now and I need to get it repaired. Suddenly it all feel to me. I got the car to the shop to get the estimate. I reserved the rental car. I dropped the car off this morning and got that the rental car. It felt weird. It occurred to me that it has been awhile since I have taken care of this type of task. I felt all grown-up, like an adult. It went fine and I knew how to do it. I took care of things. But it did point out to me how we depend on each other to take care of each other.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Taking Care of Each Other...
I feel like I used to be a fairly competent adult. I bought my own house when I was 22 years old. I took care of my car, my house, my lawn, etc. I was financially independent and was good at it. Then I got married. Charlie took over the finances, the yard and the car. I liked it that way. I didn't realize how much I depend on him and his flexible job until now.