My Husband Is Bad

I'm laughing about it, but more in a "I can't believe that ..." incredulous kinda way. Still, WHAT was he thinking!?!

First, I talked to him on the phone while he was at the office. It was late in the day, and we had both had a relatively sleepless night followed by a long day. I was comiserating about how tired we both were since I had a rough day too, and he said "Yeah, but I have to THINK at MY job". Those words actually left his lips.

Note to Husband: Like you THINK you could do MY job!?! And don't fool yourself about those days you watch the kids. Things go smoothly because I do the prep-work and the clean-up.

Note to Readers: He's very supportive and grateful that I'm a stay-at-home-mom. He's also got a head-cold, and little sleep, which combine to make him cranky. I understand that he REALLY meant I'm the master of my own schedule and if I need to let them watch six hours of TV while I stare into space doing dishes, I can (although I don't) He's really a pretty great guy. Now, that said ... consider what he did next ...

He ATE my spinach! I had a cup of lovely spicy creamed spinach in a bowl in the back of the fridge. I fixed him and the kids hamburgers for dinner (which is one of his favorite meals, I make them from scratch with organic beef and they are absolutely beautiful). I went to take a shower while they ate dinner so my hair could air dry before I went to Walmart. I was REALLY looking forward to my spinach. Its yummy, its on my list of foods, its warm and gooey, its wonderful.

I hopped out of the shower, towel-dried my hair, and as he walked past in the hall he mentioned "the kids finished eating so they're playing games, and I ate the leftover Spinach, and Cassies nose is really running, and ... " "WHAT!?! YOU ATE THE SPINACH ... HOW COULD YOU ... ITS MY DIET FOOD ... IT WAS HIDDEN IN THE BACK OF THE FRIDGE ... HOW COULD IT BE "LEFTOVERS" WHEN WE HAVEN"T HAD ANY IN WEEKS AND I JUST HAD ENOUGH TO COVER MY GREEN-VEGGIE QUOTA FOR THE DAY ... AND ... AND ... AND ..."

To which he responds, while laughing, "get over it, its just spinach, you can go eat some green-beans" Do you detect the same lack of remorse I did? He's still not remorseful "Sure, blog it, no one can blame me for it"

Lets recap: my favorite food, my diet food, hidden, NOT served/offered for dinner. Oh, yeah, I see the light. There's just NO way he could have had any idea at all that it was WRONG WRONG WRONG to eat that spinach!


Uh're going to have to start marking stuff with a permanent marker that you put in the fridge....just like in college when you didn't want your roomies to eat your stuff :) Sorry you got no spinach today! :(

Sheilah | 02/20/2005 - 12:35 AM

We've learned to mark things ourselves.

Dean Esmay | 02/20/2005 - 11:24 AM

We've only had to consistently resort to "marking" one time before. When we lived in Oregon, near Portland, one of the BEST things was the Mt. Rainier cherries (that ironically grow on Mt. Hood). They're a sweet yellow cherry, which bruises easily during shipping. So, the only way to get REALLY good ones is to be in Oregon during those two weeks in July. (I met who people actually plan vacations around "yellow-cherry season").

I used to go buy them at the Tuesday Evening Farmers Market in Hillsboro. Most vendors have little tents with tables, and the produce is piled on the tables. They custom measure out how much you want (for obscenely low prices). It was the only time in life I've ever bought ten pounds of cherries, and been concerned they wouldn't last until Saturday (when I could get a little fix at the Saturday Morning Market).

I'd take them home, divide them equally into two separate brown bags, and clearly label them. That was the only thing that would keep the peace!

Lucy | 02/20/2005 - 02:37 PM


Dear wife,
If you want to hide something from a tall person, putting it on the top shelf does not work. That was the first thing I saw when Cassie and I were hungry and I opened the fridge. It didn't look hidden, it was conviently placed for easy access without stooping...

If you want to "hide" it, put it on the bottom shelf where only short people will see it...

Love always,

Schroeder | 02/21/2005 - 02:34 PM

Well, that also explains the problem with where I keep the chocolate chips :)

Lucy | 02/21/2005 - 03:34 PM

Although it just dawned on me that the chocolate-chip issue is "damned if I do, damned if I don't" because if I put them on a low shelf, then the "short people" will indeed see them.

LOL. Maybe I should keep the chocolate chips in my purse!

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