Post # 1
As you all know, DH is getting out of the army soon. Ok, hopefully…they misplaced his paperwork for the third time, ha! So, no civilian job anytime soon….he’ll probably be unemployed until beginning 2010 (he’s an engineer so his chances are better than most) so I’m trying to plan ahead =].
What does your guy do to stay busy all day? i don’t want him to lull into sleeping in late, reading all day, doing no chores, and then ultimately getting bored and depressed. I certainly don’t want to hear about how hard of a day he had while I work all day, lol. “i’m sooo tirred”. Yeah. There will be none of that =P
So far, he gets to be my little househubs and cook some meals (we have really different tastes in food) and clean the house, work on the yard (put a fence up) and be around for when we get things like the fridge delivered, etc.
He doesn’t really have hobbies besides reading and he has bad ankles so spending time at the gym won’t really happen unless I drag him with me in the evenings.
Post # 3
I’m the unemployed one in the family. So I do all the laundry and cleaning. We share the cooking because he loves to cook. I try to do most of the prep work before he gets home though. I’ve been working on wedding projects, which of course your guy won’t have to worry about.
I have also been working on some small home improvement projects. Painting, small repairs, organizing, etc. I am also planning on volunteering at our local Humane Society but I’m waiting until I schedule my classes for this fall. I’m also trying to walk more and ride my bike around the neighborhood.
So I have plenty to do. I do have some lazy days but I get bored easily and I try to find things to do.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2010 - Heinz Chapel Ceremony, Museum Reception
Ejs, I don’t know if your husband tends toward depression in the first place, but it’s good that you’re thinking about this. My FH moved with me to a new city a few years ago–I had a job lined up, he didn’t–and he ended up unemployed for around 3 months. Exactly how you described, he ended up sleeping til noon, playing video games all day, only leaving the house to pick up fast food, and ultimately becoming very depressed. It was bad, and it only got better when I really put my foot down and insisted that he get some kind of job, anything. He ended up waitering while he continued to look for a more “career” type job, and it helped a huge amount–just getting out of the house and staying busy was all he really needed.
Does your husband have any causes he really likes? Maybe he could do some volunteering. Or would he mind just working a part-time job, Starbucks or whatever, just to give him something to do?