Thursday, June 11, 2009

pillow talk


Last night I crawled into bed feeling thoroughly depleted of energy. "We just had too many dang kids" I said (with a loving lilt in my tone, because I wouldn't trade a single one of them).

After that, I proceded to unload about some of the events that made up my day, none of which included my husband (which is why it felt that much better to be dumping my Mack truck full of stuff onto his side of the bed). He's a patient man. He listened, and then I pleaded for him to throw some tranquil words my way. "I just need to feel at peace," I explained.

He didn't respond, so I imagined he was at a loss. I attempted to lay it out there for him by saying "I just need some calming words. You know, like aroma therapy for the soul."

He came right back with "Would you like to smell my armpits?"

I was speechless.

Then he said "That was the first aroma that came to mind."

12 comments:

LL said...

so. DID IT HELP? :)

i'm laughing~

Jenny said...

YES. It absolutely did.
(no required action on my part)

Christy said...

Husbands are great like that! Keepin it real!

Smilin' sunshine said...

Thanks for the best laugh. The image in my head...another story!

rebecca said...

Hilarious! Nothing like a dose of humor to end a hard day.

Becky said...

I'm laughing...feels good. :) Your husband is a carbon copy of MY husband...how did that happen???

shirlgirl said...

Now, isn't that the most romantic thing R has said to you!! A laugh a minute, that's for sure. Do take some time for yourself, even if you have to lock yourself in the bathroom for an hour. Caretakers need to take care of themselves.

smart mama said...

okay i bequeath you my tranquil bedroom when i die -( maybe i should amend my will-so you won't have to fight others for it at the church table line-up) then you will simply fall into bed and sigh and purr like a kitten and fall off to sleep- it absorbs all worry and stress!

Science Teacher Mommy said...

My hubby says stuff like this all the time. He is listening along so patient and then just pops off with the last thing in the world I expected, leaving me speechless first and then laughing hysterically. Works every time.

Jo Jo said...

It's good to be smiling! Thanks for sharing.

Joy said...

Hey my dump truck unloaded last night too. Was there a full moon?

Michael Stokes said...

See you girls should not ask such complicated question when one is go to bed or try to wake up from bed.

I think is a law..... Anyway, see what happens.

HT