This week my posts have centered around my wonderful other half. I thought I should just finish out the week discussing him, since I have a theme going here.
We make a pretty good team. Not like Starsky and Hutch more like Lucy and Ethel (you thought I was gonna say Turner and Hootch, didn't you?) We balance each other out pretty well. And for 95% of the time this harmonious relationship grounds the other areas in my life that can seem a little out of control.
But sometimes, sometimes I wish he would use that brilliant mind of his for deductive reasoning when it comes to me and how we do things at home.
Okay I see you need an example. Here is one of my favorites. He will call me in the middle of the day and ask "What's for dinner?" Now he only calls on the days when I don't take anything out for dinner because on the days I do I always ask him what he feels like. I will reply with something like "I forgot to take something out, did you remember?" And he always, ALWAYS answer the same way, "Yeah, but I didn't because I didn't know what you would want to have."
Really? Seriously? Why are you calling me? (You can go ahead and laugh, this has happened so many times that even if I had made my point and drilled that lesson home he still wouldn't take anything out for dinner because that would upset our routine when he calls to ask. I am okay with that. Weird but true.)
I have told him over and over again it is okay for him to make that executive decision on dinner choices but for whatever reason he just does not seem to be able to do it. He reminds me he is not a mind reader-which by the way I should mention he stole from me thank you very much-and we decide that dinner will either be steak-ums or we are going out.
Hm, I wonder if I don't sometimes purposely not take things out just so we can have that conversation and then get a dinner out? Now I have something to ponder for the rest of the day. Or at least until lunch time when he calls to ask whats for dinner.
I am more devious than I thought and I wasn't even aware of it? Are there moments like that in your relationships? If so you need to share. I would appreciate not feeling so alone.