18 October 2007

Naked Desperation

INT. OUR HOUSE - EVENING, AROUND 5*

me: Oh there you are, I thought you guys were done at 3:30.

him: We went out for a beer. It's what you do after conference thingies.

me: Oh is it? Hmm, I had a conference with Freya today, we didn't go have a beer after.

him: You didn't?

me: No, I didn't realize that was what you people did, you people who don't work at the same place where you live. Is that what you do?

him: You know, it would be nice to come home to hi, I missed you, how was your day, sometimes.

me: Oh, would it? Dinner on the table, whiskey on the rocks, me in some heels?

him: You know what I mean.

me: Oh, I'm sorry, is being greeted by my naked desperation on a daily basis getting to you darling? Because if it is... well... you might just have to deal.

him: I'm being kind of serious.

me: Me too. It ain't easy you know.

him: I know. I'd stay home if I could.

me: I know. I'll try to tone down the desperation once in a while. Like maybe I can just bare my desperation every other day or something...

him. Or alternate Thursdays.

me: Don't push your luck.

*disclosure: these things were spoken in the loving spirit of jest - the kind that comes with an edge - and also they are paraphrased. I'm working on the photographic memory, but it's not going very well.

8 comments:

Annie said...

Ha ha! Time for Mommy to escape and leave the reigns in Daddy's hands for just one day, one whole day. Let's see how naked his desperation gets ;)

Ewokmama said...

I know this conversation well, except we both have the naked desperation going on in our house (because he stays home 2x a week, and because I breastfeed).

Cathy said...

Jest with an edge.

I know exactly what that is.

Jessica @ A Bushel and a Peck said...

I have had this very conversation. It's thinly veiled in humor, but the truth is in there.

Mrs. Mustard said...

Did you put a bug in our house? Are our phone lines crossed? Seriously...

Queen of Shake-Shake said...

Ack...I know this conversation personally.

Hey Nell, after you do school pick up, feel free to have a beer once you get home. Do you have a bar in your kitchen? Because if you use your imagination....

And just because I want to share some Mike Rowe google pervs with you, I just typed his name. Now you too will get hits for Mike Rowe Naked. Enjoy!

andi said...

That whole "I'd stay home if I could" thing is such a load of sh*t. Jay gave me that with child #1, but doesn't even try to say it with #2. We both know he'd go insane.

We also joke about these things (usually it involves one of us saying as we're leaving - "See you later - if you're lucky"). Do you think our children will be forever scarred with our joking about abandoning them? Ah, well. Dark humor is all that keeps me going some days.

Annika said...

I don't even hold on to my desperation until he gets home. I call him starting around lunchtime and beg him to come home. I cry and everything.