The hubby and I used to work together, a long time ago in a galaxy far far away, of course. Way way back before kids. We used to look forward to the day when we didn't work together anymore so at night we'd have something to talk about. Well, be careful what you wish for...
These days, life is only slightly different. These days, when we actually have the 2.5 seconds to have an all-adult conversation - it feels alot like we're speaking to each other in togues. We both work in the tech industry - this is Seattle after all - and we're both pretty geeky when it comes to gadgets and things, but we're literally speaking greek to each other these days. And now is when it really counts. Each seemingly stolen moment we have for each other is more and more precious and most of the time I don't want to "waste" it by talking about work. Not to mention the fact that right now I'm pretty sure we're getting more than enough of work AT work.
That means all of our conversations turn to the kids, and isn't that what we're trying NOT to talk about for 2 minutes. *sigh* So then there's tv, of course, so we geek out together watching BattleStar Galactica (how we weren't watching this from the beginning we'll never know). It's kinda sad we need tv to reconnect, but it brings us together in the way we used to oh so many years ago.
We also got a Wii. What a WONDER that is. It's so much fun it's impossible to put into words. But to give you an idea - it's a way to get sweaty playing tennis with your S.O. and still have the monitor on and be able to hear the kids when they wake up.
But every once in a while, if we try really hard, we can sit down and talk, really talk.
Lovely reminders that we actually like each other, enjoy each other's company, and might never be tired of talking to each other - even if it is about the Mariners or the original Apollo having a cameo appearance on BSG.