Thursday, March 20, 2008

My reason for saying no to the clergy couple gig

Currently, in the midst of my very packed, very busy, fairly stressful Holy Week I have gained some clarity about my future (hopefully...Dear Lord, you are still working on that one, right?!) husband: Reason #1 not to marry another clergy person: there is no one left to cook, clean, do dishes, or do laundry during the high holy seasons.

Maybe it's silly, but working multiple 12-14 hour days for the majority of a week straight does not leave me with a whole lot of ganas to do any kind of household anything and it would be really nice if the future Mr. Wonderful were not equally preoccupied at these times.

2 comments:

molly said...

Not that this is necessarily a speech in favor of partnering with a clergyperson, I've found help with house chores in kind people other than my spouse.

I guess I mean there are ways to make a whole lot of tricky things work, if the partnership is good. Including, even, hiring folks to help with these things.

There may be a lot of other compelling reasons why we clergy make difficult partners... but that's another story. ;)

And, I have no idea if you're making these statements in the abstract, or in a particular case. I not meaning to support or undermine any particular possibilities...

Deb said...

abstract. all abstract. no particular possibilities anywhere in sight. =) and I've even thought of hiring someone NOW. =)