A girlfriend once described her husband as being like the family’s pet. “Oh, he’s like the dog. Just throw him in the car and he’s happy to ride along,” she quipped.
My friend actually has an excellent marriage, but like many couples, she’s oversees their social calendar and her husband merrily follows along.
As a single mom running on all cylinders, I so get the husband. The good-natured guy is diplomatically trying to offset unnecessary discussion and adding to his to-do list. His attitude, as mine, is “Let’s keep it simple, please.”