Erin - posted on 08/09/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
Hi there. I need some advice amongst other relationship issues we've been having I'm finding that my husband isn't totally with the idea of being a sustaining family. He thought that all sustainable living was, was growing some of your own food and buying some more healthy item for the household. He's learning as we go that it's not quite like that. I'm trying to make things easier on the family as far as transisiton goes. If I had it my way I'd be living in a yurt by the lake. We live on an acreage in SW Saskatchewan with two children and I'm slowy lessening our footprint. I kind of got a glimpse this weekend into what it could be like. We took my neice out camping with us and we were all having a blast except him. He was cranky since he didn't get a "good" sleep and would just sit in his camp chair or lay in the tent while the kids were crying or whinning and my neice and I were either cooking or cleaning. He said he was bored buy the only time he took effort in making himself busy was when we set up camp, he read, or when we took down camp. I don't think I could ever take him camping with us again. He's going to miss out on a lot of fun family experiences. After this weekend his future looks pretty uninvolved in the sustainable front. This is the man I've been with for 6 years, raised two amazing children that were premature and been through so much. I don't want this (and his parents) to be the end of us. Help!