The Hidden 5 year old in us All

Let me start out by saying that today’s my day off, and that inside every guy there is a dormant 5 year old, just waiting to come out.

Since I don’t have to work today, I slept in till almost 8:30, and Chris was in bed till 9:30 at least. After eating breakfast, Chris was lying on the floor, wrestling with Bear, when we started to talk about our plans for the day. The conversation went a little something like this…

Chris – “I don’t think I’ll go into the office today.”
Me (Speculative glance) “Really?”
*Side Note – at this point, I’m thinking to myself, “Yeah right – he says that, then he always says ‘Well, maybe I’ll go in for just a little while…’ This doesn’t really bother me, because he’s great about coming home when I’d like him around, and giving me space when I want space. It works for us*
Chris – “Well, you’ll be at work all day tomorrow, so I’ll just go in then. Plus, I woke up late this morning, and when I wake up late, I’m not as productive.”
Me – “Okay. I’m planning to read for awhile, and then probably take a nap. I’ll do my workout later today.”
Chris – “Well, if you’re going to take a nap, then maybe I’ll go in after all, just for a little while.”
Me – “Alright, but if you go, would you please take the garbage and the recycling with you?”
Chris – “Nooooooo! You’ve already told me to do too many things today! (takes on a mimicking tone) ‘Take the garbage, take the recycling, take that cake to the office with you so it won’t be around the house’. I can never do just one thing – it always has to be five things. Why can’t I be productive in the way that I want to be productive?”
Me – Laughing uncontrollably
Chris – Starts to laugh, too. “What? Why are you laughing? What’s so funny?!”
Me – “You! You’re being a 5 year old today” (more laughter) “It’s fine, it’s fine – don’t take the garbage. You don’t have to, okay?” (more laughing)
Chris – “Well… alright then!”
He just left about 5 minutes ago, and what do you think? He took the garbage and recycling with him. Sometimes, guys just need to have a mini temper tantrum, and then they’re fine 🙂 Isn’t that true for us all!
Have a great Friday everyone!
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9 comments

  1. glenna says:

    Basically all men are the same. Loved reading your post!
    Still grinning in Georgia,
    glenna

  2. Margarita says:

    LOL, Most men are like children. This becomes very apparent when you actually have a baby. I realise I’ve become a mother of two – of a toddler and a grown man. They are one and the same. Both needy, whiny little brats who adore me 🙂
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  3. Mama Nut says:

    I just say, “If you have a problem with it, then I will do it… and you can do MY chores,” needless to say the tandrum ends pretty fast.

    Stopped by from SITS. Have a great weekend!

  4. Fidgeting Gidget says:

    The Grouper does that kind of stuff, too….I have to be the hounding housewife for just a bit, and then he usually will end up doing what I ask and a little bit more. Isn’t married life great? 🙂 Enjoy your day off!

  5. Kathleen says:

    Lols – that is oh so true of men needing to get out their temper tantrum.

    Popping in from SITS – hope you have a good weekend!

  6. The Polka Dotted Owl says:

    can i live with you guys? seriously? you won’t even know i am there. promise. love it!

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