Monday, June 16, 2008

You said what?

Father's day was busy, not with particularly celebratory events. The commemoration was low-key but satisfying around our house. But at the end of the evening, after cleaning up from the 25-person pot-luck event, I plopped on the couch beside my beloved and said, "I give up, I'm not doing a thing." And she said, "Is that an ultimatum or a request?"

What? You said what? I didn't even know how to take the question.

In the end, I replied, "A request." Seemed like the lesser of the two evils.

"Granted," she said.

Needless to say, I read beside her on the couch for a while, and then got up and put the laundry out to dry and finished the dishes.

I'm still trying to figure out what to make of that.


sondra said...

It sounds like it is not allowed to "just give up". Maybe your Beloved wants to be asked before you decide what is best.

At all Times said...

You did the right thing, I am sure that your wife enjoy's her power more than she is letting on.

Jamie said...

Sondra, I think we're sneaking up on what's allowed and not allowed. I'm still fantasizing about the first time around the house that she spots a chore and just says "Do that." Probably won't happen, but a guy can dream (grin).

AAT, I think you may be right, as events have unfolded.