|Forum topic by BentheViking||posted 899 days ago||1905 views||1 time favorited||61 replies|
899 days ago
Before I get started I just wanted to say that I use the term wife in this post because I have a wife and I would guess that many others do as well, but that it could also refer to husbands, fiancees, girlfriends, boyfriends whatever.
But here it is.
My wife went out shopping this morning so I took off to my shop to work on my project. A few hours later she calls to ask if I can help bring groceries in. I go up and help, but as soon as they are done, I ran back downstairs. She calls me back upstairs almost immediately, to ask to help with other household chores not understanding why I was so quick to head back to my shop or why I kind of grumbled through the chores.
All of this got me to thinking how other peoples wives react to your work. Do they care about what your doing (particularly if its not a project for them)? Do they understand all of what goes into a project? Do they understand why you put so much money into your tools and things? Do they come to check out what you are doing during the process or do they only venture in when you drag them in to show off your final project your proud of? Do you even want them in your workspace? Does anyone have a wife that works on projects with them (not some painting, but the real woodworking part of it)? Is part of what you love about your shop the lack of wife, kids, the dog, bills, etc. that allows you to have your own place that you can entirely control?
You certainly don’t have to answer all of these I just wanted to throw the topic out to other LJ’s to get a discussion going? I am recently married (just hit 2 months this week) and am wondering whats going on in other peoples lives.
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