Today's the day we have to relax
By melinchina on Jun 08, 2008
Apparently extroverted-ness is a dominant gene because I'm the only one in my family who doesn't have it, which was especially obvious yesterday. It was the Dragonboat Festival in China and my husband made plans to meet up with 4 other families at 9am on Saturday morning and drive to Pinggu to race dragon boats. He was giving me the detailed plans Friday night and it included a picnic lunch, picking fruit at different orchards, and of course the dragon boats. To me this was starting to sound like a very charged day so I asked him when we would get home and he said by ten at the latest.
"That's only an hour!" I said.
"No, that's thirteen hours," he replied.
And he doesn't think this is an exhausting agenda at all, he's completely energized by the thought of this day. And our kids are practically wagging their tails at the prospect of all this activity.
I gave in but asked if we could stay home on Sunday and relax, and my extroverts agreed.
Now it's Sunday morning and one of the first things Grant said was, "Today's the day we have to relax, right?"
The day we have to relax. That's one way of looking at it, I guess. I think my extroverted kids and husband need me to keep them balanced and I need them for the same thing. Meanwhile, if there are any introverts out there in blogosphere who can relate please leave me a comment about how you keep your extroverted loved ones from socializing themselves into oblivion.