Sunday, 17 January 2010

smart ass wife

Scene: Kids are tussling on the sofa. B tends the fire while I sit typing. He meanders over to see what I'm doing. (I'm on Facebook.) He stands and reads this status of one of my friends while I skim the rest of the page:

I've marked that I like this.


B (pleased as punch) So! I'm a wonderful husband, am I?

Me: *stabbing a last few keys* Nah. You're kind of crappy, actually.

B *reproachfully* Really?

Me: (shrugs) Well, I guess you're okay....

B (peeks at me out of the corner of his eye) Oh, really?

Me: Well, I can't tell you you're great. Your head will blow up!

B: Fair enough. (Kisses the top of my head and wanders away)

~end scene~

10 comments:

Stomper Girl said...

From all you say of him, he sounds wonderful, but I agree, you don't want them getting complacent.

Jokee said...

Thanks! I got that from my sister-in-law. My husband is great, though I'm sure that I don't tell him enough.

alison said...

I think you handled that well. Imagine the mess you'd have had on your hands if his head had blown up from too much praise.

apathy lounge said...

Love those little slice-of-life stories you give us.

Anonymous said...

Jess:

I think it is part of a wife's role to be a SA, if not the husband doesn't stay on their toes.

Too funny,

Kathleen

Mike said...

Sounds alot like my house. She and I will not give in. The day we do, look out....

Helen Wright said...

Fast thinking! I have one of those too...afraid that his head wouldn't fit through the door type if he gets a compliment. ;)

mapsgirl said...

You guys are too cute!

Chantal said...

LOL I totally get that :)

kyooty said...

Fellow Maritimer stopping by. I didn't copy and paste... :P