Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The beauty of being an empty nester is that I can take a 12 day
trip and not have "guilty mom" complex! However, I do miss darling
husband! You might not think so as we aren't the couple that calls
at the end of each day just to hear each other's voice. In fact, in
the 12 day period we probably touched base five times. But maybe I
need to rethink this... especially after this conversation!!
As I was sitting in the airport ready to head home, I sent him a quick
ME (in full spousal-mode) ~ "Won't be long now until I board.
Can't wait to see you!!"
REPLY~ "Are you coming home tonight? I thought you said Tuesday!"
My jaw dropped!! How many times did I tell him I was flying
home on Monday night?! I start texting my response...
ME ~ "You are joking righ......"
The phone rings before I even finish the sentence. It's darling husband.
With panic in his voice he says, "I thought you said you were coming
home on Tuesday!!"
"You are joking, right?"
"No... I could have sworn that you said Tuesday."
"I can't tell you how many times I told you my plans! You had better
hurry home and get those dancing girls out of the house before I get
We laughed and I think he was a bit relieved not to hear frustration
in my voice. And he was right! As I hung up the phone, I was smiling
and shaking my head. Ok. The guy might only hear half the things I
say. We might not communicate perfectly. Maybe we DO need to call
more often. Or at the very least, I need to write out my itinerary
for him. But after 38 years, I'd say we've got most things figured out!
For instance, I knew I could now count on him meeting me at the
airport upon arrival. Because one thing is for sure ...
the man does not mess up twice!!