Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Mrs. MD

The first words out of Dr. J's mouth when he came home yesterday were,"

"Today I watched a man die."

How does one respond to that? On a less altruistic level how does one compete? Today I watched Scooby-Doo for the twentieth time. Today I bought steaks. Today I snuck in a 1/2 hour to listen to some sound bites from a President Obama town hall meeting on health care reform. Today I changed two blow outs. For me today was like any other day. When Dr. J and I first married we were doing the same thing. Both of us were working and both of us were going to school. We had equally exciting stuff to talk about. As the years have gone by he has continued on out in the world, and I by my own choice have stayed at home to raise our children. I don't regret my choice but sometimes it crosses my mind that I have stumbled into monotony. I have a great husband. He has supported my decision 100% and he is always excited to hear the tidbits I have to share, but today when he came home and said that, I looked him in the eyes and said, "How am I ever going to compete with that." He took a moment to recognize what I was saying and then we both laughed. I gave him a hug and asked him if he was OK. He said yes and said, "I also saw a guy with a scrotum sack the size of a cantaloupe. Yesterday it was like two footballs." All I have to say is I'm done for.

1 comment:

Angi said...

wow! i see what you mean. :)