Friday, January 29, 2016

Overheard at Table 2: Marriage

The Wife:  Our daughter needs a role model and you're always so goofy, she can't see you as the male role model she needs you to be.  She's never going to see you as anything but that goofy guy.  You are really failing her as a dad right now.  Sure you don't beat her or yell like Naomi's step-dad it, sure, but you're still not what she needs.  What role model is she going to look for in a guy?  How is she going to find the right guy when you're always acting like you do?  I'm your wife and I adore you but I don't have any sort of physical attraction to you right now, I mean I will always love you but I sure don't want to be intimate with some sort of eternal child.  What do you have to say for yourself?

The Husband: I'll do better.

The Wife: You've been saying that for years and you never get any better.  All you do is talk and talk and you never stop and you make all these promises and you never follow through.  I told you to read the Bible with Nathan and he needs to get his grades up and you were supposed to help him with his grades and did you?  No.  His grades are tanking and you haven't sat with him you haven't done anything with him.  All you ever do is come home and run around all frenetic trying to clean all the dishes and washing all the laundry.  And that's another thing, stop doing the laundry because you shrank two of my sweaters in one week and they were my Loft sweaters and they were good sweaters so be more careful and put them on the hot setting . . . why are you looking at me like that?

The Husband: I need to go to work now.   There's something I have to take care of.

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