Mom Was Right
Among my mother's many bits of sage advice was that if a
guy didn't like kids and pets, don't bother with him because
he probably possessed no patience or sense of humor. Another
was to be careful of what you wish for.
When my husband and I were first married many years ago, two
of the first things on our priority list when we could finally
afford to move into our own home (where pets and kids would
definitely be allowed), was of course, to get a puppy and
have a baby.
We bought a beautiful little Shelty that we named Rusty, and
made plans to start our family.
One of my favorite memories, of this era in our lives, was
when my husband came home from work or an errand. The first
thing he would do is drop everything, and greet Rusty by
grabbing his little face, gently shaking his head back and
forth, saying with a lot of gusto,
"Hi ya, Rusty, did you miss me?"
After one particularly bad day of pregnancy, during a stupid
little spurt of jealousy right in the middle of a rush of
raging hormones, I made it crystal clear that I wished just
ONCE in a while he would greet his WIFE with a little
attention FIRST, before showering the DOG with all his
affection. After I finished my little hissy fit, he
sheepishly said he'd work on it.
The next day I heard him come in, but didn't hear him
greet the little dog running in circles around him, begging
for his attention. Instead, he walked straight over to me,
covered my face with his hand, shook my head back and forth
and said with much gusto, "Hi ya, honey, did you miss me?"
My mother was so right about everything!
[ Author Unknown -- Aiken Drum (Aiken@AikensLaughs.com) ]
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