Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Funny Honey


Lee has many, many talents. I am frequently surprised by the things he knows how to do, and how quickly he learns new things. But of all his talents, one of my very favorites is how he can make me laugh, even when I'm mad.

For example, I was feeling little picked on because Lee was sitting in the front room watching TV while I, barefoot and pregnant, was in the kitchen washing dishes (a side note: he worked from 8 until 6, then trimmed and mowed both lawns, and helped me put Wyatt to bed- it's the first time he's sat down ALL DAY). Feeling slightly stung and unappreciated, and never being one to let my feelings go unnoticed, this conversation ensued:

Melody: "Lee, I need to be loved and recognized."

Lee: "I love you. ...And I recognize you. (smirking) I see you right there!"
[smart alec!]

Melody (laughing): "Even though I'm laughing, now I'm mad!"

Lee goes back in the front room, and Melody yells after him: "I need to hear some words!"
[I always tell him I need to hear some words when I'm fishing for specific words, i.e.: "I love you." or "Thank you, honey." Lee knows this well.]

Lee (quiet for a second while he thinks of some words...):
"Um...
Goat.
Hamper.
Blinds.
Cheese."

[At this point Melody waddles off to the bathroom before her laughter makes a mess.]

I know I take myself too seriously sometimes, and I'm so glad I have a husband who just keeps things funny instead of getting annoyed or offended when I tell him how hard my life is when his day was probably way worse.

So Lee- thank you. And glove, jump, sandwich, moose. (I love you, too!)

7 comments:

Erin said...

You two are so cute! I wish our "discussions" were nice like that, but I guess we must not be that nice!

Karen said...

Oh that Lee. What would the world be like without him?

Amber said...

I know how you feel. I have a husband that's always putting up with my whiny-ness about too little sleep and on and on...Kudos to us for marrying up!

Marianne said...

Oh, oh, oh.....I'm laughing TOO hard. You tell that Funny Honey of yours that we love him for loving you and making you laugh and pee!! What a good boy! He's definitely a keeper.

Keenanonie said...

Such a classic Melody exchange! Lee sure knows how to love you. :) And good for you for doing those dishes!

Melissa Durtschi said...

So your love language is words of affirmation...and his is...Melody and laugh with me !?! I loved this post, Many Thanks!!!

Lainie said...

I love the part about having to run to the bathroom before you make a mess. I never thought I'd ever be able to sneeze or laugh or cough without wetting my pants. Thank goodness my blatter muscles have regained their blattering strength!! Very cute post.