I had loaded the dishwasher with left over dishes from the day before, and it was still running after dinner. The kids had homework and I didn't intend to call them back to do the dishes. I figured I'd catch up later that evening or this morning. But my husband unloaded and loaded and even washed the pots and pans. Apparently, I freaked him out a bit with my possibility of "poofing."
I think this is good. A husband should always be aware of the possibility of insanity from his wife. Especially one who stays home and probably doesn't engage with people as often as she should. One would argue that I have a great opportunity staying home and keeping house, but when a person goes out into the work force, they have the opportunity to talk to other people and stay more grounded.
Don't get me wrong, I don't want to stay more grounded by going to work every day, it would distract me from writing, but I should have a partner who is willing to engage in my boring at-home life when he gets home.
I'm not planning on working him to death when he's home from work. He has the opportunity to have a nap, zone in front of the TV and work in the shop, but he has to remember he's married and I did not create the children by myself. My whole life, even when I'm home alone, running errands, or out with friends, revolves around my marriage, my children and everything to do with them. I wouldn't even have anything to write about if it wasn't for them. I am grateful for my family.
But I sure enjoyed my more engaged, attentive husband last night. He probably doesn't have to worry too much about me "poofing," but I hope he sticks around.