I love my computer. It has saved my marriage.
Mostly because my husband is an only child and the concept of sharing is somewhat foreign to him. It’s best that we have our own computers.
Also the concept of where the laundry basket is located, is one he struggles with….he can’t quite get the hang of that one either. It must be so hard for him, being married to such a perfect woman. (yes I’m talking about me….stop laughing).
Whatever he says about me setting my Aunt’s oven on fire this evening is totally HEARSAY!! Believe nothing ….
Where were we…Right, the internet. What I find totally bizarre is that because of the internet, our relationship is much stronger. I know! Isn’t it usually the internet that is tearing people apart? Or is that just the misrepresentation of the media? I would have to say yes, because frankly I have a lot of online friends that I”m close with, it’s easier than getting dressed and dragging the kids to playgroup, especially since there is that one woman there that is always yelling at her kids for getting dirty….wait where is this going….back on track! Internet. Friends. Good. This week I met up with Ms. Kate and Ms. Lydia in person for the first time and it was great. I met Kate online almost two years ago and we’ve kept in touch and even though I’m paralyzed with fear when I meet blog friends in person that they will realize instantly how completely CRAZY and scattered I really am I still insist on doing it and I feel like sometimes I pull it of. Most of them do seem to still be talking to me.
And it’s not just blog friends with whom I communicate online, its my family, the dashers, Legolas…..its just so much easier with little kids to shoot an email out when they are occupied instead of dialing a phone number and having one of them start bleeding from the head or clinging to my leg.
The internet has been a huge source of support and huge stress reliever for me. Not to mention, keeping me closer to my husband’s daily life. The media get it wrong? Weird.
Because of the Internet, we are in constant communication throughout the day via email or chats. It’s a fabulous vehicle for “Pick up Milk on your way home” or “I’ve got a late meeting” type messages that don’t interrupt your day/naptime/food throwing routines.
I’m not much of a phone person. Or a small talk person (Scott? Scott could talk the paint off a wall….LOVE YOU BABE! but I can barely think of polite responses to people who ask “how old is your little girl?”…..because of course I want to say….BOY…HE’S WEARING BLUE…COME ON!) so email keeps things real around here for us. Especially over the last few years, where he arrives home at 10pm…two hours after boys have gone to bed and about ten hours after my brain stopped transmitting anything besides. “hot dog” and “potty”.
The emails throughout the day help keep us in touch with each other’s daily lives. They also help me to forget that we are 3,000 miles apart when we are….3,000 miles apart.
Of course I’m still hogging my Uncle’s computer right now waiting for my husband to sign on three hours away and earlier from the comfort of our home and his computer.
He’s pretty cute too. So I’ll probably wait a while.