What’s the weirdest thing your spouse has ever done? Were you shocked, impressed or simply disgusted?
“Some things can only be explained by silence or absence. So I chose to disappear from his line of vision for a bit…you know to give him time to reconcile his past idea of me with this new version that does not quite match his expectations 🙄
We all have things we do that seem “normal” to us but may appear “weird” to someone else. Especially when you’re living in close quarters with that much desired other half. Every Little thing you do gets examined and questioned🙈. It’s almost like living with a two-year old who’s always full of questions🙄.
I must say even though I may look perfect I too have some “weird thing” in my closet. Hard to believe I know, since I am just so damn perfect most of the times😇.
I actually remember my husband’s exact face the first time he came face to face with that not so stellar version of me. We were having supper as we usually do most nights while watching some kind of TV show. For us super is usually chicken or fish plus a salad. That time it was chicken and salad. We’d just finished demolishing most of a whole chicken when, true to my single-years self, I naturally started chewing on the chicken bones (specifically the thigh bones):
Me: (at this point I am not talking but sounds of chicken bones being crushed and chewed can be heard)🙈
Dear other half: (Not talking at this point either. Staring at me intensely probably both shocked and mesmerized that such small and dainty creature is doted with such strong jaws).
Me: (For those of you interested, the whole process can be a very consuming enterprise. At this point, I am literally in the zone…)
Dear other half: (Still staring at me intensely, still a tiny bit shocked but mostly fascinated.)
Me: (Finally realizing I am not alone):” Are you ok honey?”
Dear other half: “…is it a cultural thing??!!?”
Me: “What do you mean?”
Dear other half: “Chewing chicken bones into powder form?!….”
Me: “Well, I…”
He was looking at me like someone who’s just been forced to realize his idol was not only human but a human with questionable behaviour 🧐. I didn’t know what to stay. How do you explain something like that? I couldn’t even explain this to my own damn self even if I wanted to.
Me: “hmmm…yeah…you may be onto something here… Could totally be a cultural thing…”
Dear other half: (still waiting for a logical explanation that’s clearly not coming).
Me: “Well, let me take the plates upstairs so we can have more room here…“
Some things can only be explained by either silence or absence so I decided to disappear from his line of vision for a bit…you know to give him time to reconcile his past idea of me with this new idea of his lovely little wife crushing chicken bones with a vengeance and purpose that would put a horror movie flesh-eating creature to shame. Like he said it could be a cultural thing….who knows?
What about you dear readers? What’s the weirdest thing you or your other half has ever done? Did it change your idea of them? Please do share!
Don’t miss tomorrow’s post on “The best time to say I love you“ in honor of Valentine’s day! Gros bisoux 😘🐍