The king had off from school yesterday for Veterans Day and wifey and he were home alone all day. So as I was driving home from work last night I was a little worried about what I might be walking into. I had a suspicion that it might've been a rough day for wifey.
Gandalf is a reference from the TV show "Friends".
Ross and Chandler were so excited that they're college friend Gandalf was coming into visit.
And sometimes we will have a sitter lined up and I have no ideas, and barely want to leave the house.
But she's my Gandalf and is always trying to get us to do fun things, go see bands, go into Manhattan and walk around Greenwich Village like we did when we were younger...and, for wifey, if the night involves staying out really late and having a few cocktails even better. :-)
And while I might be a stick in the mud sometimes, and she's my Gandalf, when we go out with other couple friends I think we might be there Gandalf's because even when I'm a stick in the mud with wifey I can be a stand-up comedian when there is another couple involved... (poor wifey, she gets the worst of me, huh?)
And when we go out with other special needs parents I think we are sometimes their Gandalf's because talking about our kids is the last thing wifey and I want to do when we have a sitter and a chance at a fun night out!
I sometimes think that people see us as the party animal couple, and it's mostly because of wifey, although I can still "bring it" sometimes. :-)
And I think some of our friends (and family?) maybe they think that we party too much, and are looking to go out too much. And maybe that is true... but I've written about why we try to go out on date nights as a couple as much as possible before (READ) and I stand by that.
And if we had typical kids I'm sure we'd go out a lot more... that's just the kind of couple we were, and that's the kind of couple we are trying to continue to be.
So anyway, I'm rambling, let's wrap this up.
So wifey is my Gandalf, but sometimes when she is going thru a rough stretch I need to be better about being her Gandalf! That's something I need to work on.
And being someone's Gandalf is not always about going out & partying & drinking... In my mind being someone's Gandalf (should I trademark that phrase?) is just about bringing energy and fun and a party into anything you do, whether that be blasting Foo Fighters tunes while doing the dishes together or folding the laundry together while watching "Lip Sync Battle".
And where is my son in all of this? Where is his majesty? Well I think we both take turns being his Gandalf, but once again it's mainly wifey.
She is a better Gandalf than I am.
My Thanksgiving Resolution is to be a better Gandalf to all the most important people in my life.
And you guys count as important people in my life. I hope through my writing that I can be your Gandalf sometimes.
That's it. That's all I got.
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