Wednesday, October 19, 2011

So I've Been Thinking....

If I have some important news that I want to share, I like to start the conversation with, "So - I've been thinking." This statement is an indication that what I am about to say is of the utmost importance and I expect hubby to drop whatever he is doing and listen intently. I don't like to just come out and say what's on my mind. I make my intro statement, pause and wait for hubby's full attention.

Unfortunately, the phrase, "So - I've been thinking" is generally met with an immediate, "Here we go again." I swear Steven eagerly waits for me to announce my latest revelation just so that he can mock me.

It really is quite annoying. I don't understand why he won't take me seriously. For example......

Me: So I've been thinking.
Steven: Here we go again - what have you been thinking?
Me: I want to live in a place with mountains in the background. Not actually in the mountains - just where I can turn around and see the mountains. You know, like how you see snapshots of all those college stadiums with mountains as a backdrop. Let's sell the house and move some place like that.
Steven: You realize that you are physically, deathly afraid of the mountains right?
Me: Yes - I *hate* being in the mountains. But I like to look at them - they are pretty.
Steven: Do you think that if you lived that close to the mountains there is a really good chance you will have to go into the mountains often?
Me: I just said we should consider it....

Me: So I've been thinking.
Steven: Here we go again.....
Me: I think I know what I want to do with my life!
Steven: What's that? (With an 'I can't wait for this grin on his face)
Me: I want to make designer, orthopedic shoes for women with knee/foot problems. You know, shoes that are fabulously trendy but supportive. I could make a fortune!
Steven: How do you know those don't already exist?
Me: Because I went to Southpark Mall and couldn't find anything like it!
Steven: Well honey shoes exist in places other than Southpark Mall. Have you googled designer orthopedic shoes?
Me: No.
Steven: Okay. Well do you know how to design shoes.
Me: Of course I don't! I'll pay someone to design them for me.
Steven: Where will you sell them?
Me: the mall??
Steven: Where will you get the start-up money?
Me: I don't know.
Steven: Haven't thought this one through have you?
Me: You're always brining me down.....

Conversations such as the above are a weekly occurrence. Obviously I am talking about life changing important issues and hubby should get on my page!

Perhaps if I spent my energy thinking about more practical things such as meal planning, scheduling workouts and chores I might be much more productive and the hubby might take me a little more seriously.



Jennifer said...

I use to love episodes of House Hunters when they were in Colorado because of all the gorgeous mountain scenery!

Anonymous said...

TOO FUNNY! Seriously, a typical conversation between my husband and I... It's always, "So I've been thinking..." response "It really scares me when you think..." LOL! *sigh* Gotta love the married life ;)

Katie said...

haha you are hilarious missy. I have convo's about coming up with "inventions" all the time with Billy and they get pushed aside. I legit think some would work though..and I do like your shoe idea btw. ;) Men..what do they know!

Amanda said...

hahahahaha this sounds a LOT like some conversations my husband and I would have. He is constantly mimicking me, too!

Newlyweds on a Budget said...

I liked this. Reminded me of conversations I have with my husband ;)

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Karren said...

Haha! Sounds like me and my husband! You should move here in WA, we have mountain views all over town. It's beautiful! I always thought I wanted to live near a beach (because thats all I ever knew) but now I dont want to leave the mountains!

ty said...

Um, I like your designer orthopedic shoes. I'd totally back you (you know, if I had any money)

Elizabeth said...

Have you ever looked at Dansko shoes? I am a hair sylist and stand all day, also had hip surgery 10 years ago so I have a lot of joint issues. I love them!!

Lil' Woman said...

I get met with the same mocking when I begin a sentence with 'So I've been thinking...' :)

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

I have the same conversation starter and husband usually reacts the same way! Maybe I need to come up with a new starter to get his attention again.

Lipstick and Cornbread said...

HA! Larious! :)

Love the shoe idea! ;-)

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