This is not writer's block. I am just sparing you some
messy details of an annoyingly trying time maritally speaking. I am sure
it will have a happy ending whether it is happily ever after or something
entirely different. As I told my friend, our marriage sort of erupted in
pain recently but somehow it is a relief that it is not like some huge
underground pimple next to our nose as I am afraid it has felt for a
while. True, it is nothing anyone should want to look at and I definitely
don't want any photographs of this marital face to haunt us later; but I am
pretty sure one day I will be blogging all about it and the lessons learned
from it. Please stay tuned!
In the mean time I have to borrow a conversation I had with some of my husband's colleagues at a frat party...uh I mean business dinner for the business men and spouses. It may illuminate some of my own marital issues but it was such a delicious conversation that I thought FINALLY I had something to offer to lighten the heck up for a change!!
Man: Don't you hate it when you hear your wife say, "WE HAVE TO TALK!"
MY HUSBAND: Jill was actually annoyed that I wanted to watch t.v. while she was talking to me today. At least I was quiet.
HUSBAND: What I don't get is, my wife wants to talk. I want to sleep. She talks. I sleep. We're both doing what we want. Everybody wins!
ME: OH YOU MEN!!! It's like when my husband wants to have sex and I say, 'Ok. Do you mind if I sleep during it?' To which he answers, 'NO. I prefer it!'
That was only a small sampling of how my mouth worked that night. So, he may not be at that company too long. Or I may not be at this marriage too long. (I think right now if they forced him to choose I may not win the toss) but I'm still glad I said it even if only the wives were laughing heartily.
I am afraid that if I live too much longer I may become the housewife equivalent of Rosie O'Donnell on the View (By that I mean my mouth and the way men like Trump feel about us not the way we feel about men. We differ quite markedly on that point at least from a biological or anatomical perspective!) I think I told you I am re-thinking this whole "nice" thing. I'll let you know how this works for me.
Thanks for hanging in with me whoever you are who is still reading this (Mom)!