Shits and giggles


Normal domestic chores take on a whole new meaning when you share them with someone. We’re both in our late forties and a bit ‘set in our ways’, I’ve also got a terrible hearing impairment and am teased about it relentlessly by family and friends. My husband jokes that he will soon buy me a horn and the irony is that he is almost as deaf as I am!

And so the fun begins at home…

I was thinking about participating in a recent Carnevale parade but the weather had turned cold and I wasn’t sure that my costume would be warm enough. My husband was in the open kitchen and I was in the living room of our small apartment. He asked me what my costume was and I responded “Merida”.

Without skipping a beat he replied, “What? Merda?” (If you are not familiar with the French language, lets just say that “merda” is not a very nice word and literally means caca, dog doo, etc.) and who’s the deaf one?

Later on…

I was breaking up some lettuce and putting it into the salad spinner. My husband asked if he could help so I said sure but don’t mangle the poor leaves, delicately tear them please. Of course he made a funny face and then continued to tear lightly and then he put a piece in his mouth. Without skipping a beat, I said, “it hasn’t been washed yet”, to which his response was to spit it out and place the offending lettuce back in the spinner!

Teamwork is key…

The next day we went to see Mama to borrow her car. She was Spring cleaning, yes, in the middle of a cold February day, and she thrust a pile of shoes at me and asked me if I wanted to keep them. I took one look at my husband, he grabbed the car keys and we both dashed out the door at the speed of light.

Ah yes, a blissful pair we be. 😉

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About lmarmstrong66

I'm a blogger, painter, writer, singer. For the love of all things in nature and creativity.
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One Response to Shits and giggles

  1. Yvonne says:

    Wise joint decision, getting out of mam’s place quickly!

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