How Much is Too Much?

I think I’ve been fortunate for a number of years in that the hubby and I have worked within a 5-minute drive from one another. Because of the proximity, we eat lunch together quite a bit. A friend of mine appeared to be astonished that we have lunch together more than once during the work week. In fact, we’ve had times where we’ve had lunch the entire week. This friend commented that it was just too much – as in, don’t you need a break? (If it means anything,this friend is unmarried and at least 15 years older than I am.)

I have to admit that I was taken aback by this response. It seems a little… old-fashioned? I mean, we’re not together all the time. We have separate things that we do but my husband and I genuinely enjoy each others’ company. We laugh together, we have fun, we like each other. We like to do things together. We’re not one of those old school couples that call each other “ball and chain” and limit their time together. And we’ve also been married for more than 10 years.

What are your thoughts on this? If you could have lunch with your hubby/wife pretty frequently, would you?

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3 Responses to “How Much is Too Much?”

  1. kristen Says:

    absolutely! however, we’ve never really had that opportunity (aside from vacations, etc.) which in a weird twist, is why we think we were able to stay together and eventually get married. for us, because we didn’t see each other every day due to work schedules, we appreciated the time more. now that i’m a M-F evening shift person, we only get quality time together on the weekends. during the week, he’s asleep by the time i get home and i’m asleep when he gets up for work.

    i’d still like to have lunch/dinner with him every day if i could, though.

  2. akarmin Says:

    Life’s tasks form our destiny, which is different and unique for each individual. What matters is the specific meaning of a person’s life at a given moment.

  3. thedailydish Says:

    No offense, but your friend doesn’t have a clue. At least when it comes to marriage (or as I see it, being married to your best friend). My husband switched jobs over the summer. His old job forced him to commute ~ 40 minutes south, whereas his new job is only 10 minutes away. One of the greatest perks, apart from the decrease in overall hassle & expense for him, has been eating lunch together w/ regularity! He saves money, too, not having to buy lunch, and says he prefers being able to come home halfway through the day. To see me, enjoy some “together time” as well as catch up on anything that needs quick doing. I think you eating with your husband once, twice, or more during th work week is wonderful! Something you can both look forward to during the work day, and yet another chance to bond away from home.


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