Not so much with me but my niece. My niece always is in her Major Wrestling Figure Podcast STOMP PBR Classic shirt on her phone or computer when not with friends or in school. Then last year when they said we could not go anywhere unless absolutely necessary, she suddenly complained that she couldn’t go for walks or jog. I reminded her she never did that anyway. It seemed that she did not want to leave the house until she was told she couldn’t. Marriage today seems to have become more of an I like this person and want to keep them perhaps because you know you’ll never do better. Marriage a hundred or so years ago was I need someone to help me survive in life. I wouldn’t trade my wife for anyone on this earth and we share most things. I take care of the house, property, and vehicles along with shopping and cooking dinner.
My wife cleans the house, does the laundry, and does the dishes. She also does our finances. I think it’s a fifty-fifty deal. When she had open-heart surgery I took care of her every need for weeks until she could move around without help. When I damaged a shoulder she helped me dress and cook until I had recovered. It makes me love her all the more to know that she’s there for me. A surprising number of people did not eat breakfast. The church frowned somewhat on the idea, regarding the idea of eating first thing in the morning as an expression of gluttony. Consequently, only those who needed to fuel up in the morning would eat early: travelers, the sick, and people like peasants who did manual labor, which led to a further aristocratic disdain for the idea of breakfast. Breakfast, then, was typically a quick, utilitarian affair, usually involving simple foodstuffs available to the lower classes. Bread, porridge already long-simmering in a pot, or last night’s leftovers were typical.