THINGS YOUR WIFE DOES NOT WANT TO HEAR

1. Details of how successful or unsuccessful your trip to the bathroom was. Just don’t go there, please. Call your brother; that’s what he’s there for.

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2. That your head hurts and your throat tickles and you are really sleepy. Call your mother. That’s what she’s there for.

3. The dirty joke you heard at work. Chances are, I won’t think it’s funny. Call your best friend. That’s what he’s there for.

4. How annoying you find the kids, three seconds after walking in the door. I’ve been with them all afternoon. I know.
5. That there are no clean socks. I have been doing laundry all freaking day. I have no idea why the basket is still full and I have no idea where your socks are. Wear a mismatched pair. Wear a dirty pair. Don’t wear any at all. Just don’t expect me to find you any.

6. That you think I look fat. I don’t ever really want to know that, even if I ask. Tell me the color is wrong or it’s not as flattering as it could be. Anything but fat.

7. That I haven’t changed in two and a half days. I know. I can smell myself. I’ll do something about it when I’m good and ready.

8. That you didn’t like the dinner I slaved over all day long. Just smile, feed it to the dog under the table and shut the hell up.

9. That you’re in the mood. Just go for it, or don’t go for it, but I’m too exhausted to discuss it.

10. That you managed to wrangle all of the kids out of the house, to the museum, out to lunch and to the bathroom with no minor catastrophes. I like to think I’m the only one who can handle them, thank you very much.

Written by Jill Smokler for CafeMom’s blog, The Stir.


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