Did you watch the Oscars?
I didn’t. I was in sunny Florida chatting it up with a girlfriend that evening while we made homemade biscotti in her kitchen. And by “we,” I mean I zested two oranges and she did everything else.
But I have seen some video clips of the night. And I read a recap or two. And it seems Ben Affleck is getting some grief for his Best Picture acceptance speech. In it, he thanked his wife, Jennifer Garner, for working hard at their marriage for “10 Christmases.”
First, I guess I should give a disclaimer. Jennifer Garner and I are the same age; we’re both from West Virginia; we both are named Jennifer; and inside my imagination, we’re totally BFF’s.
Ok, now that we got that out of the way – I think the only people who are giving Ben Affleck any grief are people who aren’t married. Because anyone who has ever been married knows that marriage IS work. It’s hard work. But, like my BFF’s husband said, it’s a good kind of work. It’s worthwhile work. But it’s a daily dying to self, pouring into something outside of yourself work. And it’s hard sometimes.
What do you think? Is this controversial at all? Or are some bloggers and entertainment reporters just drumming up scandal where there is none? Is it just Ben, Jen, and me? Or do you think marriage is work too?