“I got gaps; you got gaps; we fill each other’s gaps.” - Rocky
Mr. Clark took some time off for a “stay-cation” last week and I’m proud to say we survived it. Vacations are easy to not only survive, but enjoy — they’re all fun, new places and excitement. “Stay-cations,” on the other hand, mostly involve work — work around the house, work in the yard, extra meals, extra dishes, extra laundry, etc.
If you want to find out how comfortable you’ve grown with the spaces in your marriage, spend a week together doing not such pleasant things. It will become obvious, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing.
Our “stay-cation” was challenging because our house is big, our yard is bigger and both are a mess. Also, Mr. Clark’s job involves being gone most of the time, which means I’ve gotten used to being by myself. I have routines and it’s hard to give them up, even for a week, even for the sake of spending “quality time” with my beloved. He likes music in the morning; I like NPR. He likes cooking; I don’t like a kitchen mess. He likes listening to baseball; I don’t like sports.