Wednesday, November 12, 2008

very reassuring

Me (after a harrowing conversation among a group of my friends) to my dear spouse: "Are you leading a double life?"

Long-suffering spouse (who has been single-parenting lots of late): "Are you kidding? My first life is out of control. Why would I want a second one?"

Good enough for me.


Dee said...

Loved that answer . . . got a chuckle out of that one this morning!

Anonymous said...


I often kid my true love about his relationship with "Mai Li," an ostensibly fictional Chinese girl working in a massage parlor in Boston to pay her way through neurosurgery or astrophysics school. He says he's going to the gym to practice tai chi; I say, "Uh-huh, well, say hi to Mai Li and don't forget to bring me some chicken lo mein."

He never forgets the lo mein, but about Mai Li he merely says, "Oh, I wish."

Once upon a time he worked somewhere far away but conveniently near the only halfway decent Mexican restaurant we had yet found in New England. We nicknamed this restaurant "the brothel," because often he would come home late from work bearing mole poblano or chiles rellenos in a nice box just for me. As I told a friend, I don't care if he really is visiting a brothel, as long as he uses a condom and I still get my mole poblano.

Mom2Amara said...

Profound. So profound. Gotta love the hubbies!

Babz Rawls Ivy said...

That cracked me up! LOL!

That is priceless!