Socialising and what not

Thanks so much for all the comments yesterday :) Seems all I need to do to get you lot to comment is ask random questions.

It would appear I am more “normal” than David thinks :)

I hate wearing shoes so as soon as I get home I kick them off and David hates this. He is forever fighting with Kiara and I to put something on our feet. Apparently tiles are dirtier than carpets in David’s mind? Anyway I win on that one.

I will not put anything in my mouth if I can’t handle the texture – like mango’s – I find them slimy and weird. I don’t eat egg at all any more but when I did I couldn’t stand a runny yellow – I actually can not even cook an egg like that. As much as I love sushi I can’t eat the ones where the salmon/tuna is wrapped around it – it freaks me out totally. Apparently this is not normal – David can eat anything – textures don’t freak him out at all.

The bed time one David wins though. If I had my way I would be asleep by 20h00. Most night it doesn’t happen like that but when David is away then I am in that bed before the kids.

We eat dinner between 17h00 and 18h00 – the kids are starving by that time and so I usually just eat with them and then will sit and chat to David when he eats. He feels it is a little early.

I am all about flexibility with certain rules – some things just aren’t worth the fight.

Of course I expect my kids to pick up after themselves etc BUT I also understand that I need to remind them to do it.

I am so glad I am not the only one who talks to the parking attendants :-p Yesterday I had a wonderful chat to these FBI style lifts at Tuks.

Maybe I will ask some random questions once a week to up my comments :-p

Anyway off topic. Last night I attended a dinner with David. It was a client dinner with his boss, colleague and a client. It was the first time I went with and it was pleasant enough but I find those situations rather overwhelming to be honest. David is a people’s person – it is in his blood. He can strike up random conversation with anybody – me not so much and my knowledge of aviation is rather limited – I certainly can not hold my own in a conversation about flights, plane types, piston engines and what not. The wives last night where all a lot older than me (ok not a lot but old enough) and know a lot more about aviation.

All the men can talk about is aeroplanes but the women did discuss kids, schools and all of that but I still found it slightly over whelming. Being a mom I can do. I can hold my own at Moms and Tots and planning parties and what to cook for dinner but being a “socialite wife” – I am not so sure.

Do you and your partner socialise on a work level – with clients etc? Or does he do it on his own and you on your own?


  1. says

    Ha ha!

    Yes, my husband and I socialise on a work level – with other farmers! SO you can just imagine the fabulous conversations we have – ie wether or not there has been enough, too little, too much rain, how wet/dry the lands are, wether the wool is good/bad/short/long/weak/strong ……

    You get my meaning!

    And yes! to eating early. The kids need to eat then and if it matters so much to him then keep yours aside and eat with him. Otherwise he must be home in time for dinner, which is obviously not doable x

  2. says

    I never got a chance to comment! But we also had the dinner time story – now we have moved it on to about 6:15 – and I will wait to eat with H and not with the kids unless he goes to gym

  3. says

    I didn’t comment either.

    I’ve just had supper (7:30) and D’s going to have his now – he was putting the kids to bed.

    The children eat at 5…. we’re not even home yet!

    thankfully D doesn’t have to socialise for his job and when I worked at my previous company, I did but those were pre-kids and cocktail type events so straight after work for a talk, a few drinks (orange juice for me) and then home by 7:30 ish.

  4. Chantal says

    But it’s so much more interesting to talk about aeroplanes than school and kids….. I used to fly model aeroplanes as a kid, and women talk is boring usually, guys are wayyyyyy funnier, take more of an interest in aviation maybe so you can join in more next time?

    I dunno, when I attend work functions, its a male dominated industry, and we hardly talk about work related stuff just everything and anything else, its lots of fun.

  5. says

    I don’t socialize with clients together with hubby and vice versa. We tend to that alone except if his boss do insist that he brings me along. Then we do it because his boss asked otherwise not.
    I think eating later than 18h00 is too late for me. My brother in-law however, likes to eat at 19h00 with his family but then they go to bed much later than us and get up later in the mornings as well. I tend to think that one’s bed time determine many things like eating dinner and breakfast.

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