It IS Monday, right?!
According to Our Fearless Leader, our topic today is:
Ten things my spouse does that I LOVE and 10 things about my spouse I HATE.
Let's see . . . Love/Hate. Very strong words. Love, I can handle. Hate? We'll see . . .
And this question is really looking for two very different kinds of responses. One is about doing, a very ethical sort of inquiry. The other is about essence. Actions vs. Being. Hmm . . .
1) She is a great kisser. From the first clumsy effort, over piping hot pizza, I was hooked.
2) She asks questions . . . When it matters, she asks for clarification.
3) . . . but not too many questions. The devil is in the details, after all.
4) She makes kickass mashed potatoes.
5) And gravy.
6) She smiles a lot. It ties the room together.
7) She scrubs my back in the shower. Despite all the hair and age spots, I might add. And she uses a scrunchie. Score!
8) She volunteers. Whether it's building sets for the school play or helping the new art teacher get acclimated to Little Johnnie's Post Nasal Drip, she's on it. And never expects a Thank You.
9) She lets me drive. Even if it's merely over the river and through the woods, I get to sit in the Captain's Chair. And she feeds me cookies and chats me up to keep me awake.
10) She plays Guitar Hero. Even the really hard Tool songs. She immerses herself in the things others enjoy, and makes them that much more fun.
1) Her heart is large. She loves everyone. Even the people I tend to loathe with more than a small amount of passion. I wish she'd hate people more.
2) Her hands are tender. They touch things with a tenderness and compassion I often lack. I wish she'd smack me around more. (No, not like that!)
3) Her eyes are focused. She sees all and never looks away. I wish she'd blink every once in a while so I could get away with more stuff.
4) Her mind is young. Not in a childish way, but in an innocent way. I wish she'd share my frequent cynicism.
5) Her brain is sharp. She gets A's on Big Brain Academy. Me? I keep searching in vain for the pass/fail option.
6) Her feet are quick. She runs ahead, looking for adventure. I wish she'd stop for a minute and let me catch up.
7) Her lips are sealed. She refuses to gossip or belittle anyone. I wish she'd let fly more.
8) Her legs are strong. Harper legs, we call them. Hers carry the weight of it all and never grow weary. I wish she'd stumble occasionally.
9) Her ears are tuned. She hears the good and filters the bad. I wish she'd listen to me when I whine.
10) Her body is a temple. She looks great all the freaking time. I wish she'd get older already.
In sum: My mama didn't raise no fool. I do indeed know how to pick 'em, no?
1 year ago