Sex? Definitely not. Self-improvement? No. Horror? Perhaps. Nothing seemed to fit the mood of the moment. Then she saw it-comedy. That was exactly what they needed!
Julie was standing in the middle of the audiobook aisle at the public library. It seemed humorous to her right now that choosing an audiobook for the trip to Wisconsin seemed more like naming the type of marriage that she and Mike had lately. Perhaps their marriage was like a mystery; they had started off young and clueless, and had ended up trying to figure out who did it to whom and with what weapon.
Yes, marriages could be compared to books. Some were total comedies, while others were filled with drama or romance. Which one described her and Mike?
Take seven children, one son-in-law, two grandchildren, one future daughter-in-law, one live-in elderly parent, and include them in your life and marriage. Next, add all the daily issues that may come up in this family, between ninety-one different relationships, the stress from two full-time jobs, the coordination of everyone’s commitments, the repair of their problems, and then toss in a few people from the past. Finally, sprinkle in a road trip, a wedding, and several attempts at finding time for romance and a love life. This is the perfect recipe for a panini of problems, a club sandwich of conflicts, and a BLT of breakdowns, with a side of getting into pickles. This is the life of Julie and Mike Morin, sandwiched in between generations and the pressures that come with it. Humor and hilarity make up the dessert in this story. Life’s short. Eat the dessert and read the book!