We’re getting ready to go on our cruise and by the time this is posted, we will be out in the Caribbean somewhere basking in the sun and each other’s company. I’m heading out on The Consciously Parenting Project’s first cruise retreat with some of the most amazing parents- ever. We haven’t left the port yet as I’m writing this, yet something interesting has been happening with my husband. You see, some people that I met in person over a year ago needed a place to stay before the cruise. My husband agreed that they could stay, but I could tell he wasn’t really excited about it. But being the good husband that he is, he humored me and took my word for it that he would like them. What has happened since they arrived? My husband has found a friend.
My friend and I were reflecting on this very topic last night. Moms just do what they have to do, in general, to find other moms to talk to and share their lives. Dads have it rough. It seems that they have to find another reason to get together- like drinking beer or something. But what has been happening here in my house when two dads were together in the same room has been heartwarming and truly what everyone has been needing.
I’m really excited to see how all the families come together this weekend on the Carnival Inspiration, especially if we haven’t even made it to port and there is already this much connection. We have several dads who are coming along with their families or their wives, so I can’t wait to see how they are able to connect with each other. They probably aren’t going to expect this to be good for them, too.
If you’re a dad, how do you connect with other dads? If you’re a mom, how does your husband connect with other dads? Have any positive stories to share? I’d love to hear them. Next week, I’ll give you an update about how things went on the cruise for the moms, dads, and kids who took a voyage on the Carnival Inspiration!