Hunting season is upon us and as November approaches, it is about to be in full *pew* swing. Half of some relationships will be out in the freezing cold for fun while the other half will probably be in the warmth of their home. And if this describes your house, well, here's a couple of tips on how to get through this season.
- If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Look, getting up early as crap in the cold to go sit VERY quietly in a tiny space is not fun for most. But it is fun for your hunter. So, if they have asked you to join them, consider that an honor! It really isn't as bad as you think. Well, until that damn squirrel won't shut up and you run out of warm coffee with 3 hours to go.
- If you don't want to join 'em, support 'em. This person is making an attempt to be a provider and put food on the table. Most hunters are not out for sport. Sure, we all like big bucks and we cannot lie, but the goal is meat and food. The best thing to do is preset the coffee maker, budget for the bullets and accessories, and let them do this self inflicted activity.
- Reap the benefits! Okay, so, you don't want to get up early and join them and that is perfectly fine. Guess what- more bed for you! Well, unless you have crotch goblins, then maybe not. But you still get 1 less person snoozing it up in the bed! And, if your house is anything like the ones we know, they are gone for HOURS and it is GLORIOUS. (What? We all need space. Just make a compromise that they have to care for said goblins at some point alone as well.)
- Don't be afraid to try something new. If you are in a relationship with someone who hunts and you haven't exactly grown up in the sticks yourself, try it. Don't want to try it? That's okay. Maybe try a new recipe for the meat. And like stated before, if you are invited to go WITH the hunter, we promise, that IS a HUGE compliment from them to you! It means they want to sit in a TINY space with YOU, not talk, and just enjoy your presence.
- DON'T TALK IN THE HUNTING SPOT. Or make other noises. We personally know how upset our spouse gets when we DO give in and go sit in the blind and then sneeze. Several times. Right before the deer come through. Ooops.
Basically, if you are preppin for hunting season, remember the 5 Golden Rules above and your relationship may actually survive. Afterall, hunting can be like talking about money when it comes to some relationships.Honestly though, we are just hoping to refill the freezer and get some good jerky this year! Oh, and to get a bigger buck than our spouse. Not sorry. Knock 'em dead hunters!