Friday, September 26, 2008

On the Same Page

It's about quarter to nine and we're hustling to get ready so we can eat some free breakfast and make it Napa in time to catch our wine tour limo. I need to brush my teeth. I need to curl my hair. He needs to get the wrinkles out of his shirt.

I slip into my pink peep-toes and trot into the bathroom. They clack on the tile floor.

“Why are you wearing your shoes?” he sneers from the bedroom.

I kick them off. Extremely annoyed. “I don’t know.”

A few minutes later, I slip them back on as we walk out the door. Why was he so high maintenance? I like my pink shoes. So what if I wanted to walk around in them before it was actually time to leave.

* * *

The next night, we sit across from each other over a huge plate of sushi. His eyes seem sleepy and his hair's a little wild. My favorite look on him.

“We did it again. We made it through another trip without killing each other.”

“We did.”

“The only time you made me mad was when you asked me why I was wearing my shoes in the morning…in a snippy voice.”

“Well, they were loud!” he laughs.

“Did I do anything to make you mad on the trip?”

He looks up, chewing his salmon thoughtfully...

“Yeah, you put your shoes on and walked on the tile at 8:45 a.m.”

15 comments:

Semicharmed said...

Boys are so strange.

Hannah said...

Well maybe if he had his own pair pink peep toe shoes he wouldn't have minded. Christmas is just around the corner! :)

Anonymous said...

Yes, he sounds like your dad! Are you chewing gum! Do you have to
cough! Interestingly enough, men often don't hear the important things - but have very sensitive hearing when they want!

Lara Watkins said...

Barf (I'm just jealous)

Sizzle said...

At least it was the same instance and there was only one time, right? ;-)

varietyisthespice said...

Dang, y'all sound like old married couple already. :P I've been so behind on your blog! Glad things are going so well, pink shoes included.

brookem said...

ha- well i guess if that's the worst of it, it's not so bad at all, huh?

Mandy said...

No man comes between me and my shoes.

Keep an eye on this one.




;-)

The Coconut Diaries said...

Clearly he doesn't understand the need to stretch out pink toed pumps before a day of wine-induced teetering. He will learn.

Nilsa S. said...

Poor boy. His life is so tough. You should remind him how good he actually has it. :-)

Lara said...

Oh, MEN! They are ridiculous, and yet we love them so.

Mr. W said...

I feel as if I need to defend myself... I hadn't had coffee yet.

laura said...

next time wear stilleto's....they're bound to make MORE noise than the cute pink peep toes.... that will really annoy him.

Alysha said...

So glad you had fun and that you two are such cute communicators!

Big Sister said...

Wish that was all we bickered about at our house