The other day I was talking to a school mother who told me that her husband had started working in an empty office. At first, she said, she was amazed that she wanted his help with the kids at home, but she realized it was worth it for an important reason …
“We have something to discuss this evening,” she told me, the thrill of excitement in her voice. “For example, when he goes on the subway or maybe sees a bird …”
It made me laugh so much because the same goes for our apartment. Since we don’t see people or do a lot outside of the home, we don’t have much to report at the end of each day. Hence, our topics of conversation have become increasingly (and weirdly) random.
Alex and I started describing our dreams to each other (“So, it was our house, but not like our house …”) and last night I showed him how my right wrist tears when I break my right hand with mine left hand pull. Then I made him wait until I’d done it enough times for it to work.
So I’m curious: are you the same? What do you talk about these days with your roommates or significant other or parents or whoever you live with? Are you going to random area? If you’re craving conversation starters, we’ve made a post (pre-pandemic!) On 12 questions to ask your significant other over dinner. Or do you live alone Or are you leaving the house for work or other reasons? I would like to hear …
PS Winter Conversation Starters and 8 Things I Learned About Marriage.
February 10, 2021, 6:04 p.m.