Posts Tagged ‘Relationships’

Below That Age You MIGHT Have Some Difficulty Figuring It Out

October 26, 2022

“Did you mean to leave your coffee maker on?” I asked L’s Mother this morning because one time out of the hundred or so times I’ve asked her, the answer was yes.

“No,” came her expected answer, so I dutifully turned the machine off yet again.

Knowing full well the strain she keeps accidently putting the poor device under (the coffee machine, not me), she later facetiously wondered aloud why the coffee maker seemed to be burning out faster than normal.

“It’s a mystery for the ages,” I replied. “Ages six and up, that is.”

And She Understood Because She’s My Best Friend Too

October 21, 2022

This morning right after I woke up and stumbled to the kitchen, L’s Mother started talking to me, and out of the blue said, “You’re my best friend.”

I knew my response to that, but I was too tired to formulate the words at the time, so I smiled and made myself a cup of tea. After I was more awake though, I sought her out in the kitchen, put my arms around her and whispered in her ear, “Nobody is my best friend when I’ve just woken up.”

Um . . . Maybe?

October 19, 2022

“Is it a full moon?” L’s mother asked me last night. (It wasn’t.) “Because my teeth feel extra sharp tonight.”

Now some people would find this a strange thing to say, but not me since I knew exactly what she was talking about. What I found strange was what she (without any intent of being funny) said next:

“Oh well, are you ready to try that blood, I mean bread pudding I made?”

I MAY Have Used More Words In My Actual Answer, But Those Two Were Definitely Included

October 17, 2022

Over the weekend I was telling L’s Mother about an interview question that I had heard. The question was, “Name something that your ex did better than your spouse.”

Understandably, many people decline to answer this kind of question . . . but L’s mother isn’t “many people.”

“Play bass guitar,” she answered without hesitation, then quickly added, “Bow hunt rabbits at night, oh, and ride a motorcycle!” (She was talking about Tim, and, yeah, Tim was cool like that.)

Not wanting to be outdone though, I blurted out my own answer to the question: “Be psychotic!”

As I Went To Get Her Ice

September 22, 2022

L’s Mother: Would it be asking too much for you to get me some ice?

Me: At the moment, yes. I can do it a bit though.

L’s Mother: Okay. It’s just that I burnt myself and . . .

Me: *sighing because once again she has buried the lead*

Fortunately, You Can Also Be The Solution

July 15, 2022

Teasing aside, I really did know what L’s Mother was talking about yesterday, but it occurs to me that if I were a different person, that could have been the beginning of a pointless, screaming argument.

Sometimes you really are the cause of your own problems.

Yeah, I Know

July 14, 2022

I always wear my wedding ring when I go out . . . unless I’m going to a place where I’d have to take it off.

– L’s Mother

That’s not what I meant, and you know it!

– Also L’s mother

And That’s When I Knew Her Day Was REALLY Bad

June 14, 2022

L’s Mother: I’m not having a good day, and I also don’t feel well, so I’m going to take a bath while I’ve got the chance.

Me: (Knowing that we’ve had lightning strikes in our area recently.) Would you like me to check the weather for you first so you don’t get electrocuted and die?

L’s Mother: *pauses just a little too long before answering*

Because I Learn From My Mistakes

June 2, 2022

“My eye is a little red today,” L’s Mother announced a few days back.

Then I noticed she was wearing a red top.

I like what you’re wearing,” I told her.

And I Consider Being Able To Breathe One Of The Best Parts Of Waking Up

May 26, 2022

“Oh nooooo!” I heard L’s Mother exclaim from the kitchen this morning, and from her tone I knew she’d noticed that I was using the coffee maker.

“Relax,” I assured her as I walked into the kitchen. “I slept well and feel fine, I just woke up a little stuffy.”