We just came back from a really great Memorial Day/Birthday weekend at the beach & on the car ride home from the airport my husband & I had an interesting conversation. He asked if he could blog about it & I said “Sure, why not. My fingers are tired anyway.”
“HELP WANTED: This Father’s Day”
Before you read this and think that I’m a ‘typical male’ that wants to be waited on, taken care of, and sleep with lots of incredibly hot women.. I’m not. Well, I mean, I am. I’d LOVE that, but it’s not realistic.
The opposite really. My new revelation actually has nothing to do with sex.
This past weekend was my wife’s 31st 25th birthday. She loves spending the weekend with friends & family, so we decided to take a trip to Clearwater Beach, just outside of Tampa. We bought tickets for ourselves, our two kids and Megan. My wife’s best friend.Nana & Pop-pop would watch our kids, while we would enjoy a weekend at the beach with friends.
It took getting there and back with two kids, two car-seats, 5 bags, and a back-pack full of princesses to realize the major benefits to ‘un-sexual polygamy.’I’m not a fan of Cody from the TLC sister wives show. I don’t know how with a good conscience he can move from room to room, have relations, then face his other wives the next day. I’d be terrified, I mean, incredibly guilt stricken.
But I do understand how their help with daily life makes everyone happier.
Megan also has two kids of her own, but they didn’t come on this trip. She wanted to tag along for a much deserved girls weekend.
On the flight there she was able to help pick up some of the work which then allowed my wife to be more easy-going (airplane trips usually end with snippy remarks or what I call ‘the look’). My wife, being happier, then helped the attitude of the children who can read her like a book. Happy kids = un-stressed Dad (and 142 other passengers on our flight).See, everyone wins?
What was the benefit for Megan? We paid for her flight, food and hotel. So, for all intensive purposes my family welcomed her.
Could this be the best, worst-kept secret ever?
Could this work with multiple husbands? My initial reaction is no, but it’s open for discussion.
I would think that guys, who are wired to want to solve problems and overcome obstacles, might be more likely to butt heads before reaching a solution. I imagine a family unit would look more like Animal Planet than a finely-tuned machine like mine.
And I kept thinking…
Other times having multiple partners would have a benefit over just one:
* There’s always someone to hold your place in line.
* Shoveling a large snowy driveway
* Fighting off an alien attack
* Working on a large puzzle
* Taking turns watching Dora moves to every third time (at the very least)
* Hanging holiday decorations
* Designated driver