A husband with hobbies is a wonderful thing, right? It keeps them busy with something they enjoy, which in turn keeps them out of our hair. But what happens when you and your spouse enjoy the same hobby? IT’S AWESOME.
My husband races stock cars. Not as a professional, even though you’d think otherwise due to his competitive streak and the hours he spends working on his cars. He loves being out in the shop tinkering around, and because of that, I get lots of ‘me’ time. I can clean the house- uninterrupted- or read a book. By the time it’s off to the races, we’re both excited to go together, so it’s win-win.
Maybe my husband and I are in the minority (I really hope not!), but I actually enjoy spending time with him. It’s why I married him to begin with. So we have a healthy give and take, hobbies we do together, and hobbies we do separately.
I’ve had friend’s husbands not very supportive of their wives hobbies or careers. I guess I’ve never understood that, because if a woman is fulfilled in an area of life that doesn’t include hubby, then the times they are together can be so rich. With spouses having different interests, it makes for interesting conversation when they are together. I’ve been married twenty-six years, and we still have lots to talk about. I don’t need to know every detail about the race car, but hubby enjoys talking about it, so I enjoy listening. And when my eyes start to glaze over, he knows it’s time to move on with the conversation. Likewise, I try not to get too carried away and bore him with my interests.
Now that the spring weather is in bloom and everyone is ready to get outdoors after a long winter, what better time to focus on hobbies, whether together or on your own?