I’ve mentioned before that sometimes this blog serves as great therapy for me. This is to say that when I watch hubby step over stuff laying on the floor, leave whiskers all over the bathroom sink, or I throw away the umpteenth empty soda can from the kitchen counter…. rather than have silent conversations with myself about how to smother hubby in his sleep, I jot down a note to blog about it.
It’s become a tool for me to vent my frustrations about hubby’s clueless male behavior without picking a fight over Every-Single-Stupid-Thing he does around our house. This is not to say that I’ve mastered the art of not nit-picking. My will power to ignore every overlooked thing, or crumb, or untouched project, can only go so far. But for me it’s helped to solicit comments from other poor people all over the world, who lovingly deal with schmos of their own. So, if you’re a lurker here and never comment, this is the time you should share a story of your own!! (It’ll make you feel good!)
Anyhow, many of you know that hubby is a regular blog reader. This can bring about a very unique set of circumstances after I post an entry. You see, I almost never tell hubby what I’m going to write about. The topic (and my feelings about the topic) comes a surprise to him each time I post and sometimes it leads to conversations after the fact. And, some of these conversations are pretty dang funny.
When I first started this blog, I discussed it with hubby. I offered to share everything I wrote with him prior to posting. He insisted this wasn’t necessary. As much as I pick on him (and as moronic as he can be) we really do have a happy marriage. The last thing I wanted to do was share something with the blogosphere that truly upset him. The agreement we came to was that I wouldn’t make anything up, I’d only post things that were completely true. Hubby told me “nothing is off limits”. And so, off I went to share his absurdity with all of you.
Now, as you can imagine, sometimes he reads a replay of our conversations and he laughs out loud at how ridiculous he sounds. Sometimes our friends comment to him about how nutty his idiosyncrasies really are. Sometimes wives of our friends comment about how similar their husbands are. And sometimes, hubby gets so caught up in the story about something he did wrong, it makes him see it through different eyes. Yes folks, these are my happiest moments. It’s the days when I’ve blogged about him ignoring something that’s been blatantly awaiting his attention that, miraculously, the item is put away that night. Don’t get me wrong. this isn’t normal.. but it does happen.
Then, there are the days where he’s read an entry and he wants to point out things that I forgot to share, or he wants to provide follow-up information. These conversations usually start something like this….. ” in that bowl post, you forgot that I need to use certain spoons for certain things..” or “you didn’t mention that remote I left on the stairs for months…” It actually cracks me up that hubby wants to rat himself out and provide me with additional blog fodder.
So, this week when he laughed about the fact that I quoted him as saying he “hates California“.. he followed that up with, “you know, I hate Pennsylvania too”. So, of course, like I normally do when hubby says something that makes no sense…. I respond with “what the heck are you talking about.. what’s there to hate about PA?”. And, with the straightest face he says… “Well, when you drive all the way out west, the PA turnpike sucks.. And, of course, there’s all those Eagles fans (hubby is a die hard Giants fan with season tickets). So, I pretty much hate PA too”.
So even though hubby seems to be alienating all of my blog readers, one state at a time, I can tell you that his next comment about my last post was… “so I guess we’re going to Northern Cal this year, huh?” And, I guess it goes without saying, that it was hard to mask the tiny little smirk that began to form on my face… as I celebrated another small, but successful, output from my blog — It looks like I just may be sipping wine in Napa sometime in the near future!!! HOOOORAAAAAAY!
(Do you think if my next 10 posts are about wanting a renovated bathroom, that maybe it could possibly happen this year too??????????) 🙂