Oh yes he did! And I managed to write about it -- amazingly without a single curse word -- here. (Hey pedicure season is coming up and mama needs to have baby soft heels. And hell knows she can't reach them these days.)
I'll give you a minute to go an read it. OK, done?
So as usual, the formerly BloggingBaby, now ParentDish readers pointed me in the right direction. It's true, it's not like my husband is going to freakin' Iraq! He's just asking for a weekend. So with his b-day coming up this week, I have ordered some maps from Algonquin Park, picked a date that I think is suitable and am in cahoots with Crabby Kate to send our husbands off together into the wilderness, Brokeback Mountain styles. That's fair, no? Anyone else want to ship their husbands off? Maybe we can start a club.
Though I agree that I would have survived a weekend, (although my mother might have driven me to PPD) I think it was insensitive of him to even suggest this. He has since apologized, of his own accord, and bought me flowers and we're all lovey-dovey again. (Though we're not having sex because apparently I'm brewing beer in my underpants -- but that's another post.)
This brings me to another girlfriend of mine, who is having some issues with her husband about traveling without one's partner. According to my sister, my friend's former travel buddy, he has forbidden her to travel with anyone other than him or her mother. The issue? He doesn't like to travel, can't take the time off work, etc. He's never been to Europe, and doesn't get what all the fuss is about. My friend LOVES to travel, especially with girlfriends, and is caught between a rock and a hard place.
Now, I love my friend's husband (we'll call him the Rocket) to bits. I think he's awesome, but even though I told the Dog he can't go away a month after the baby is born, normally we take annual trips without one another. Last year I sent him to Vancouver for his birthday (on Air Miles, I'm not made of money), and in November I went to NYC alone with a girlfriend. It's part of what I think makes a healthy relationship.
The Rocket is feeling one of two things, and they both have to do with trust. (Again, just my opinion.) Either he doesn't trust what she would be up to on her own, or he doesn't trust himself when she's not around. These are the only two scenarios I can conceive of. Am I missing anything? What do you think my girlfriend should do?
Happy Easter to everyone who celebrates the death of a man with too much chocolate and too much food. Hey, Jesus loved to party. It's only fitting.