At least, that is my nice response. My other response isn’t really publishable. And then my third response to this kind of stuff is WWCAKD (What Would Chip and Kevin Do)? They would sigh, and then Chip would make Kevin coffee, and Kevin would make Chip breakfast, and they would play with the dog, and feed their chickens, and exercise, and go to work, and come home (and perhaps have a cocktail) and read the paper and play with the dog again, and have an incredible dinner (that they made together) and do the dishes (together) and then hang out and sort through their recent vacation photos (together). And then brush their teeth and go to bed (yeah, together). Just like a traditional marriage. Because it is!
And when I ask Chip what will we do about all the haters, he will just sigh and tell me, “Kim, it will just take time.”