When I’m lying in bed at night trying to drift off to sleep I often go through the day’s experiences in my head and many times I laugh out loud and think, “Omigosh, that thing that happened today with Case and the farm and poop or the butter and the mailman (or whatever the funny mishap/conversation may be) – that would really make for some good TV.” So in honor of the imaginary sitcom I’m writing nightly in my head, here’s a little tid bit from yesterday (and also a prime example of how men are really good listeners… (if a sarcasm font existed, that last phrase would have been written in it).)
I had just finished regaling Brian with our detailed plans for the morning (coincidently, I had just showered, which as we all know is a feat in and of itself) and I turn to him finally and say,
” So, what do you think?”
pause. pause. pause.
“You look great babe. You don’t need to change,” he responds, looking me up and down.
To which I respond (looking puzzled), “Did you not hear anything I just said?”
To which he responds, “Uh, no. But I figured my response would cover the bases…”
To which I respond before anything more is said – “UGH.”
Brian is not the first or last man to dole out a go-to ‘can’t hurt?’ phrase when confronted with the fact that they’ve just been caught NOT LISTENING!
How to teach your man to listen – is anyone writing about that? Podcasting about it? I’m going to google it.
Until then, Brian suggests I make more girlfriends. They’re better listeners, he says.
He is so smart.