I never cease to be amazed at how many people in the hobby seem to have to 'sneak' kits into the house to avoid the wrath of the wife, partner, or girlfriend etc.
There are a few liberated right-thinking ladies out there. Years ago while my wife huffed and snorted around a model railroad show, she say down next to a little old lady (LOL) to pout, and asked her about how silly it is to play with trains. (This was AFTER her eyes bugged out in amazed appreciation at HO scale scratchbuilt furniture with dresser drawers that opened, cabinets that hinged open and closed, and doors...) LOL told her she's been coming to model shows with hubby for 30 years and she is happy he has something to do, to keep down his stress, etc. She also said she knows that when he flits around looking guilty with a bulge under his coat that it is a train and not a bottle of booze, and that she doesn't worry about him chasing women. So she convinced my wife that models are far better - and usually much cheaper - than private detectives, country clubs, infidelity, and medical expenses due to stress.
LOL & models: 1
Grumpy ex-wife: 0