Don’t get me wrong. I love Mr. Husband. I don’t plan to leave, regardless of anything I may say to the contrary. (this is the standard disclaimer for rants) However, sometimes I feel like a giant amoeba is tying to absorb me. To explain we need to take a quick trip on the way back machine. His dear old dad was an intelligent and good-hearted man. Unfortunately he was also a bit self centered and a self appointed king of his universe and therefore of everyone, everything, what they said and what they thought.
Ok, dear old dad passed away one year ago today. In addition, during this year darling husband has been filling dad’s shoes in the family business which is an extremely difficult task no matter how much planning went into this. Unfortunately, he also thinks that he has inherited his dad’s throne and gone from prince to the new king of everyone and everything.
This does not work for me, to put it mildly. I grew up in a mainly matriarchal family. Never in my 50+ years of existence did I have a man “trying” to tell me what to do, what to not do, who to be, what to think. Now that I’m married later in life to DH, it’s like a daily bucket of cold water in the face. I’ve spent the last few years sputtering and wondering what the hell happened. Hubby comments on every freakin’ thing I do, which flips me right out.
He is also 7 years younger than me which doesn’t help in the bossing’ around department. He asks me questions like “are you going to take bath?” For a while I tried humor, responding with “why no I’m not, not now or ever again. I have decided that, in the interest of ecology, I’m going to conserve water, so baths and showers are just right out ” He responds with a “huh” and a deer in the headlights stare. Does he actually believe me?
Someday continued scientific research will prove that males and females are related in the same mammal tree somewhere, but not actually the same species. These are my thoughts and I’m sticking to them!
My Favorite Song for this Week. Sara Bareilles – King Of Anything
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