I didnt give that up too
When my husband gave up television for lent, I unknowingly gave it up too. One would think, since we cut the wire, there wasn’t much left to give up. Surprise, surprise, apparently there was. Unknown to me, that when he gave up watching television (this includes Netflix), he was sentencing me to 40 days with no television as well.
On most evenings, my husband and I would get movie watching snacks ready. Then for the next hour we would sit and watch something on Netflix, while pretending that it was only the two of us.
So instead of doing that now, we will talk over a cup of white tea and enjoy each other’s company. I won’t say that I don’t miss watching television with my husband, because I do. Some days I don’t feel like talking and want to get lulled into mind numbing action (foreign film action). But these days, it’s like we are catching up and discussing topics that I didn’t know he was interested in. I know I surprised him with a few topics of my own.
My husband is also handling his promise pretty well. He’s managed to get things done at night, and catch-up on some much needed sleep. But it is safe to say that we are both counting down to Easter. For him to watch TV and for me to get my lap top back.
It’s funny how one partner’s decision could affect the other one, not on purpose of course, but just unknowingly.
Posted on April 23, 2011, in Spirituality and tagged Family, husbands, lent, marriage, mothers, Personal Time, Relationships, religion, spiritual, spirituality, well-being, wives, women. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.