Homeschool Mom: What to do when your husband doesn't like to do "kid things"?
A funny thing happened on my way out of the delivery room thirteen years ago, and I didn't even realize it until two children later. Not only did I become, nurse, vet, housecleaner, cook etc... I am also; Julie the cruise director of our Love Boat and my husband is the difficult-to-please passenger. You see, I say "Let's take the kids to Disneyland!" and he says "But I don't like Disneyland."
Interesting, because I don't like Disneyland either, but I wasn't suggesting it for our entertainment -- I was suggesting it for the children's entertainment. And it doesn't stop there either.
"The children would like to see 'Hotel for Dogs.'" "That looks dumb." Hello? It wasn't made to entertain college grads, it was made for tiny adolescent minds. So, I end up making the children's entertainment plans and vacations and either dragging along my reluctant husband or going myself. God forbid any of these excursions should actually go awry, like a kid gets sick, or the movie is sold out, because the groaning can be heard for miles away.
When another family asks us over for dinner I have to be careful as well, because my husband hates TV and video games and if you take him somewhere where people might engage in these activities, well ... The groaning and gnashing of teeth will be never ending until you release him from the hell.
The funny thing is, most adults don't enjoy children's entertainment. That is why it has "children's" in front of the word "entertainment". How do I make him stop griping and just be a good sport??
Sooner than later it will be just us, and then we can see all the symphonies and art flicks we want.