Sophie: Guess what, daddy? We had a volcano today!
Ryan: A volcano? You mean a tornado?
She paused and looked puzzled, then brightened.
Sophie: A volcano and a tornado!
The pretense: Now you won't burn your hands getting corn on the cob out of boiling water!The translation: I cannot take one more Uncrustable for dinner. Please make something that requires the oven.
The result: I used them a few times, but they're too bulky and there's nowhere to store them. Not only that, they were like, 1o,oooth on my Christmas wish list, so there's a big Not Interested factor going on there.
On Mother's Day he got me 2 gifts.
Gift 1: An exercise DVD for our Kinect.
The pretense: You keep saying that you have nothing to wear. Use this DVD and you'll have a whole closet full!
The translation: Really, now, it's time to lose that baby weight.
The result: It's still in the original packaging. Not that I don't want to exercise, but it's near impossible to do it at home. There's too much laundry to do and too many fights to break up.
Gift 2: This book:
The pretense: Just an interesting book I picked up on the way home. I know how you love to read!
The translation: I want more kids but I know it's going to take a miracle for you to agree. Did the book convince you?
The result: Lemme think...NO! Although I will say that if you are on the fence about having more kids, you should definitely read the book. It's a good read regardless.
My birthday is coming up in a few months and I am going to lobby for a bigger house. Ours is bursting at the seams!
I congratulate you for making it through this post. I figure since the blog is dead 11 out of 12 months, I should go all out when I can.