My husband Scott is super smart. That annoying smart that likes reading science journals and solving calculus equations, or even better, making up the equations to make beautiful art that he just throws into a local show, last minute and of course sells. He can build things and he’s athletic. He taught himself to play the guitar and bass in his thirties and joined a band that plays gigs for money. He sings most of the songs for the band too. He can even clean the house much better than I can because he excels at accomplishing things he puts his mind to. You want a well dug on your property and new irrigation system designed along with a carport? No problem. He can design, engineer and move all of the dirt by wheelbarrow. When we bought our house he decided that for every project he worked on he would gift himself a new tool. He now has vast remodeling knowledge, a garage full of tools and a remodeled home complete with patios, pergolas, pathways, pizza oven, outdoor kitchen, and the list goes on.
He teaches himself anything and everything and then he is good at it (except for plumbing and maintaining his idea of a healthy weight and that makes me love him a little more). I‘ve gotten used to this. I met him in college. He was my math tutor. That was one of his jobs while he was playing basketball for the college and getting a math and computer science degree. He was a computer programmer and then became a computer solutions consultant. Yes, his own consulting company for years and then he decided to revisit his youthful dream of becoming a teacher. Teachers don’t get jobs easily but he was recruited and hired before he finished his credential two years ago to teach AP Calculus and this year it’s AP Calculus and AP Computer Science. I know I go on and this will probably need to be edited, but it’s important. And the last, most annoying thing of all is that he has this faith in the world that things are safe, everything will work out, people are nice, planes are relaxing, camping is fun and the kids should most definitely not be allowed electronics and should look out of the window for hours.