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Monday, August 11, 2008

Hi Ho Hi Ho It's off to work I go...

The other night my "main squeeze" and I were taking the dog for a walk and talkin' bout things...like what new things to buy for the house..what cleaning products I feel that I need since my stuff has been in crates on a ship for two months..The Son's college..you know stuff like that. The conversation was going swimmingly. He had agreed that a new vacuum cleaner would really really full fill me and that a bunch of new candles to put everywhere was exactly the thing I needed to make it feel like home. He even agreed that we should throw away the old waterbed we've carted hither and yon the last couple of years. I have been watching the show about de cluttering your home and I live in fear, peeps, moral fear that one day they will be knocking on my door. A fact my children find hilarious as I am the queen of purging. Anyway, as we were discussing my needs he turns to me and says "so, whaddya doing about the whole going back to work thing we discussed?" Yeah, our conversation took a turn right there and then. I was all....Oh, OH you think I don't contribute now???? You think it's all easy peasy staying home and tending to you and your children big guy??" While he tried to interject and explain that he just wants bills paid so he can retire in a few years I walked home in a huff. Hmph..go back to work on this! may have been uttered. :)
Tonight we were watching TV and a commercial came on for a new program. The girl was asked what she did and she tells the guys she's a trophy wife. I bounded up and yelled "THAT'S IT!!!! THAT IS THE PERFECT JOB FOR ME!!!!" My hubby turns to me and says "what?? what job?? what did I miss and thank the angels above that she is going back to work!" Then he got it. He says "trophy wife??" as I am doing the dance of joy around the living room. I mean who knew that was a job!?!?!

Yeah. He's not going for it. My quest for the perfect job continues.
Insert big sigh.

6 comments:

The Jen said...

How about sewing pattern tester??? To be paid generously in discounted machine quilting. =) Will that pay the bills... What bills? heh. I think the thin Ohio air is getting to him!!! ~jen~

JudyL said...

You might just run out and get any old job . . then you're too tired to cook, too tired to clean, too tired to do anything and if you play your cards just right, after a week or two, he might be begging you to quit working and resume your previous position of stay at home wife/mom. But, resist the urge . . keep working for a few more weeks. After another week or so of sandwiches and doing his own laundry, he might really beg you to stop working and then he'll remember . . and maybe the subject will never come up again. Worked for me! :)

mascanlon said...

Well if he won't get off the subject and won't go for trophy wife (which I think was an inspired choice) go and find a fabulous quilt shop nearby and see if they are hiring!

Leigh said...

I liked what Judy said! Very smart! What about Barnes & Noble? You know my position on working. I already work at home, why do I want two jobs!

Mary said...

yep, that's me 40+++ year old somewhat overweight trophy wife...and he's damn lucky to have me! And NO I have no plans to go back to work anytime soon!!! Or ever if I can help it.

buffi said...

TROPHY WIFE?!?! That is just inspired! I love it! SD has been talking about me getting a job. I told him that "squadron commander's wife" is plenty job for right now. I have no idea when I'd have time for anything else!