If you were to ask my husband what the ONE thing I need to work on was, he would definitely say "RESPONSIBILITY." I AM working on it, really I am....I think. Being responsible kind of goes hand in hand with being careful, and those are two very weak areas in my life. If I was a cartoon my "quote bubble" would read: "oops...did I do that????" (remember Urkle from Family Matters? yep, That's me!) to which Chris' "bubble" would read: "If it's not one thing, it's another with you!"
I write this post as a result of a couple of "accidents" over the last month. My cellphone contract was to be renewed, and I REALLY wanted an Iphone...really bad! And my husband, knowing me very well, thought better of that request, and said "NO!" but that if I was careful with my new phone and took care of it, then maybe next time we could talk about it. Welll....3 weeks went by, and I was taking care of my new phone, until I couldn't find it, and I remembered that they were in the shorts I wore the day before...those shorts were in the washing machine.
Needless to say, my husband was not too pleased with me, but I wasn't all that remorseful because I figured I should be "allowed ONE mistake" with my phone (hoping he had forgotten about the time that I dropped a phone in the toilet, and another phone had tanning oil spilled all over it). Even though he was angry, he went right out and bought me the cheapest phone they had, it wasn't a great phone but I was grateful for it!
I was just adjusting to my new phone, and coming to terms with the fact that my 12 year old sister has a better phone than I, when I met my mom at Costco before my baby shower last week, and in the commotion of transferring things to other cars and being in a hurry to get to the shower on time, we sped off, merged on to I-75 (can you see where this is going?), when I heard (and saw) something fly off the roof of me car...that's right...it was my phone.
My attitude was much different after this accident! I cried the entire way to my shower, but My Love was very gracious, didn't give me a hard time, and told me to enjoy me day and that he would take care of it...and boy, did he take care of it! My "new-to-me" phone (it was my dad's OLD phone...who is the exact person I get my aloof attitude from) looks like what my phone might look like if he ventured out on to I-75 to retrieve it, it's a humble phone for a humbled me! and if I'm careful with this phone, then at the end of the month Chris may buy me the $19.95 phone I have my eye on!
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