Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Conversations With Ryan

I love my husband, I really do. I even love him when he is being feisty. Take, for example, tonight. I told him during dinner that two girlfriends and I would be going out for dinner tomorrow night and asked if he would like to join us. After all, they are his friends too...
Me: Why don't you come?
Ryan: I don't want to interrupt your talk about tampons. (Changing voices) I looove that brand. I can't imagine using another tampon. What do yooou like?
Me: We do not.
Ryan: Well, yeah, you need time to talk about how you manipulate the men in your lives.
Oh, and that wasn't the end of the feistiness. After dinner we were lying on the floor with Meg, trying to get to her to not scream during tummy time. He was throwing her a little blue football someone from the sports department gave me, and she was trying desperately to catch it. It was not going so well. That's when I heard this:
Ryan: Well, Meg, I guess you could be related to your Mom after all.
Yes, dear readers, he was besmirching my catching ability, and to our young, impressionable daughter no less. I guess he is forgetting that I know all kinds of things about him I can tell Meg, like about his love of jam bands, or his constant use of the word "problematic."

He is so lucky I love him. Oh, and that he is smokin' hot.

14 comments:

Heather said...

That's problematic, the feisty disregard for your clear lack of athleticism.

Kim said...
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Kim said...

Everything my husband throws at me hits me in the forehead.

Oh, and I had to delete that last comment-- horrible misspelling.

Cate said...

Did Meg put a mit on her head and turn away from the ball?

Jules said...

Those sound a LOT like the conversations in my house too... Minus the kid talk.

Kelly said...

My husband plays ball with Mea, and I am not allowed to play, because I can't throw or catch. She's much better then me...

Allison said...

Hm. Perhaps she wouldn't scream during tummy time if he didn't throw things at her.

(That's how we roll in my house. One snarky comment deserves a snarkier one.)

Amanda said...

You act like Meg does not already know your lack of athleticism.

Little Girl Big Glasses said...

We taught our kids to catch when they were babies with balloons... but now everyone is allergic to balloons and they're all dangerous and stuff, so pretend I didn't tell you that.

Summer said...

You would not do well in our house. The ability to catch an unannounced ball coming at your face is a must.

Yankee Girl said...

This post is fansmashingtastic. I actually DO have talks with my girlfriends on how to manipulate my man. It never works though. He is just too smart.

Alyssa said...

That's funny...I just finished a draft with "Lucky he has me"...I think it may be true for both of us.

Kim said...

Interrupt your talk of tampons! Ha! That made me smile.

Captain Dumbass said...

I don't know what it is, but its almost a genetic compulsion to say things that we know are going to get us in trouble.