Thursday, July 17, 2008

His ears must have been burning

My hubby must have known I was bad mouthing him this morning because he called me within minutes of my bitching to a friend/co-worker and now I am feeling shameful.

Back story is that my MIL called me the other night to invite me to go to Hermann, MO's Stone Hill Winery with her, FIL and another couple on August 9th. When we were in Chicago, we were talking about how much fun we had the last, and only, time we'd been there, back in the Spring of 1992 (not married quite a year to her son). So the opportunity came up and she instantly thought to invite me. Well the problem, if you want to call it that, was that hubby works Saturdays and I needed to figure out child care for our girl. I knew this but when I told hubs about the invite, he snarkily says to me, "You know I work on Saturdays so who are YOU going to get to watch the kid?" I, of course, told him to not worry about it because I'd figure out something. I always do. 'Cause you know that is MY job. I figured I ask my parents. It would be sucky for the girl because it would mean I'd have to get her up at the ass crack of dawn to take over their house but if that's what I had to do, so be it. I was planning on asking my mom today or tomorrow about it.

The reason I'm feeling shameful - he called me to tell me that he put in for a vacation day so I could go! He said it was time for him and the girl to have a daddy/girl day together. I hadn't asked him to take a vacation day because he usually gives me grief when I ask him to change his schedule for me. I know I gripe about him a lot and sometimes it seems like all I have to say about him is negative, but it's little things like this that reminds me why I'm still married to him after 17 years. I really am lucky. Of course, in his usual pervy fashion, tells me that I can pay him back by letting him bring another woman to our bed so she can be the menage to our trois. The ass! LOL!

Daddy & his girl
Zoo2

8 comments:

Beth said...

Oh, yeah, why is it always the MOM's job to get the babysitting lined up? The same thing happens at our house and then out of the blue, Hubby surprises me and comes up with a plan. Man...can't shoot 'em but can't live w/out 'em either! ha ha!

Crazed Mom said...

it's menage a trois, just cuz I took 6 years of french and felt the need to tell you that. wish my husband would get slightly pervy...sigh. Have a lovely time at the winery!! :)

sltbee69 said...

Janice - we know it's menage a trois. He just likes twisting it around to be funny. :-)

Chris said...

Nice that he surprised you with a solution! Hope he gets the time off to do it!

MarshaCF said...

Susan you always crack me up (more than the scale :-)! I'm so happy he came around for you and I hope you have a great time on your trip. Your MIL rocks!

slackermommy said...

This always happens to me. I'll complain about hubby and he ends up doing something sweet.

Maybe I should complain more!

Zookeeper said...

Glad it worked out for you. Enjoy the winery!

krissy said...

Awww..I talk bad about my hubby all the time. It's called venting. He does the same thing. I'm just better at it.

But it was very nice of him to take a vaca. He obviously knew he screwed up right away!! he's a fast learner.