I’m a hermit?

Hubby and I were having a discussion yesterday when he said something that threw me for a loop. First, a little background:

My hubby is a hermit. He pouts like a 2 year-old when he has to go somewhere. He leaves the house about 6 times a year and 4 of those are for doctor appointments. Everyone fusses at him about it. His doctor, his parents, his siblings, me; we all think he spends too much time watching Star Trek and not enough time interacting with real people.

Back to yesterday. We were having a discussion about him being a recluse (translated: I was telling him he should get out of the house more. I was thinking of him. Okay, maybe he was driving me nuts again.) He then said this:

“You’re just as much a hermit as I am.”

What? No I’m not. I talk to people all the time. I spend time with friends. Sure it’s on the computer, but I interact. That’s what’s important, right?

He walked away with a smug look on his face. He got his point across and I left him alone about leaving the house.

Now that I’ve had time to think about it, I think I’ll start leaving the house more. But first I need to buy a laptop so all of my friends can come with me. 😉

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  1. Sounds like your husband is the very definition of a “homebody,” and you’re running a close second. 🙂

  2. Found your blog on the tag surfer 🙂

    My husband and I also tend to be hermits, or maybe just “social hermits”. We leave the house every day, but yet we rarely visit with friends. We live about 20-25 miles from the majority of our friends, and even though our best friends live in the same neighborhood we still don’t manage to see them very often. But I agree with you about the social interaction capabilities of the internet. It’s possible to have so many great friendships just through Facebook, blogs, etc. 🙂

  3. I’m with happylife…I’m a social hermit. I rarely go out to mingle with people. For the most part, it’s because I don’t really like most people. I know, how bad is that? I can’t help it though. The only people I like are my family and friends and I see them all the time. However, when I do leave the house to “mingle”…I go buck wild. Apparently I go to extremes. Internet friends are great, they’re there when you need them and you don’t have to worry that your socks match 😉

  4. Linda, is that a nice way of saying you agree with hubby?

    happylife, yep, living in the middle of nowhere kind of encourages you to be a hermit. I live about 15 miles from the closest town.

    Danica, even if I met you in person, I wouldn’t care if your socks matched.

  5. That is so sweet! lol

  6. Yes you are both hermits. Get over it! 😛
    Now Heather is the opposite of a hermit…she is NEVER home…lol Of the two I am more like Heather…. 😀

    • I think it’s an age thing. When you’re young, you go and go, but when you get old….


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