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May
09
2014

 

keyboard-typing

My husband sent me this email…

“The maintenance light in the minivan has been on for weeks. Do you think you can take the car in soon?”

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I wrote back….

“Well, remember when I hit that parked car on our street? And there was also the time that I got a speeding ticket. And not so long ago, I drove off with the spare keys on our front hood and lost them. Seems like I’ve done a lot with the minivan recently. So maybe it’s your turn. Can you take it in?”

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And he wrote…

“You know none of those things are actually helpful when it comes to the car, right?”

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And I wrote….

“Yes, but they are car-related. And very exhausting. Especially searching the neighborhood for those spare keys. So my car energy is sort of used up. It seems like you’re on deck.”

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And he wrote…

“Let’s put that aside for a moment. We also need our wills amended.”

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And I wrote….

“OMG, are you going to murder me?!”

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And he wrote…

“I think if I didn’t murder you for crashing the car, getting a ticket and losing our spare keys, it’s highly unlikely that I’m going to now.”

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And I wrote…

“Just remember – if you murder me, you will have to fold ALL the laundry. And put it away. Forever.”

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And he wrote…

“You make a compelling case.”

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And I wrote…

“Do you realize the twins are about to be 4 and our baby is turning 1. I’m so depressed. I feel like an empty nester.”

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And he wrote…

“If an empty nest had 5 kids in it. We’ll be lucky if we get them out before we fill out the paperwork for our nursing home.”

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And I wrote….

“Seriously, I’m so depressed the kids are gone.”

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And he wrote…

“They aren’t gone! In fact they never leave us alone.”

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And I wrote…

“Tomato, Tomato.( It’s really hard to make that work when you write it down.) See what I mean? On the computer, tomato, tomato looks the same. Unless of course, I write, ‘to-may-to, to-maw-to.’  Now do you get it?”

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And he wrote…

“I got it the first time. I’m familiar with the phrase. So what about the minivan?”

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And I wrote…

“I’ll take it in next Tuesday.”

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And he wrote…

“Couldn’t you have just said that to begin with?”

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And I wrote…

“Yeah, but I thought I might wear you down and in a fit of frustration, you would just bring in the minivan yourself.”

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And he wrote…

“I don’t think so.”

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And I wrote…

“Worth a shot. Love you.”

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And he wrote…

“Love you.”


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