As any parent knows, some of the best conversations I ever have with my kids are in the car. They have no place to go. If I’m quiet, eventually the silence gets to them and they will say something. It’s a technique most parents eventually find. If you haven’t used it yet, try it. You might like it.
I was doing my weekly trip to the big box store with Mr. Impatient. Friday was not my best day. It will probably take a whole week of posts to tell you all about it. Mr. Impatient was being very patient and understanding. However, he was a bit confused.
You see, Tall Guy and Year Book Gal have been dating for a year. It was time for their anniversary. Tall Guy got all romantic about it. He bought her flowers and a gift. He took that to school on the actual day. She bought him a gift, too. Then they went out to dinner on Friday. The actual day was scout night.
Mr. Impatient likes to go out to eat. He just assumed he was going along. Any time someone goes out to dinner, lunch or even breakfast from our house, he thinks he is going along. If not, at least they need to bring him something back. I told him he was NOT to expect that. He was crushed.
He wasn’t quite sure what an anniversary was, either. That was another ten minute discussion. What? Why? Why can’t I go? Why do they have to go by themselves? Why can’t they bring me something back?
I was tired before we even got out of the car.
I told him that, when you’ve been married for a long time, you stop making such a big deal over it. I was going to say practically forever, but decided I didn’t want to explain that expression.