Thursday, October 06, 2005

Back to Work

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Today my husband got word that he can return to work, and that the dreaded back surgery can be put to rest for the time being. I should be elated, right? Well, guess what? I feel almost sad, and even a little twinge of depression over this seemingly good news. News that would have most wives jumping with glee, and hugging their husbands with both arms.

So, why am I so sad? Because dammit, I just trained the sonofabitch.

Whow wouldn't want all of this handled? He takes Ethan to school in the morning, and picks him up in the afternoon. He vacuums, he dusts, he does laundry. He feeds the dogs. He runs errands. He even cooks dinner. And yesterday, he made me lunch and brought it to my office.

Holy crap! I've lost my wife! After finally realizing how much I've been needing one.

dena at 6:03 PM

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at 6:53 PM Blogger soapbox.SUPERSTAR said...

I told you we could get married. Remember at Target?

 
at 7:21 PM Anonymous Mayberry said...

It does sound like you had a pretty sweet thing going there.

 
at 9:52 PM Blogger Mike said...

The man must not have owned an Xbox....

 
at 10:24 PM Blogger puremood said...

LOL

I'm one of those women who are never happy for her hubby to go to work or go away.

 
at 11:36 PM Blogger used*to*be*me* said...

ha ha ha ha ha. I went throug the same damn thing when TheMan went back to work. Gone were the vaccumed floors, pre-cooked dinners, happy fed children. Sigh. I'm sad for you too.

 
at 1:50 AM Blogger ivoryfrog said...

It does sound like you had a pretty good thing going on there... any tips on the training? Mine is still the leave washing on floor, doesn't do dishes variety and I am not having much success training him. LOL

Mike is right about the whole Xbox thing, my man owns a Xbox, playstation and nintendo. Think I spotted my problem.

Here from Michele's

 
at 5:15 AM Blogger The Mistress of the Dark said...

Oh man that's sad. And after reading that, I realize I need a wife too.

I'll even settle for Molly Maid really.

But wait, I don't have a husband either :( Drat.

 
at 6:03 AM Blogger Star said...

I have often thought that I could use a wife. Nice while it lasted. Here via Michele.

 
at 6:32 AM Anonymous Thaleia said...

Can you hand me that training schedule? That sounded like heaven, too bad your heaven has ended..

here via Michele's

 
at 6:33 AM Blogger kenju said...

Can you come here and train my husband? When he had a bad back and was at home for 6 weeks, he lay flat of his back in bed and didn't do a thing! I need a wife too.

Michele sent me.

 
at 6:35 AM Anonymous mar said...

Loved it! thanks for you wishes!

 
at 7:39 AM Blogger Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...

Ww, Dena, every time I come here you have a new look!
Commiserations on losing the 'wife' - my husband and I both work and definitely need a wife to take care of all of us!
Maybe you could get him to make a few dozen lunches and freeze them, just so the memory lingers for you??

 
at 7:41 AM Blogger Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...

... and that should be Wow, of course, not Ww. I'll try to control my typing speech impediment in future.

 
at 1:30 PM Blogger ribbiticus said...

sad thing is, he'll probably forget everything you taught him now that he's back in his element. it was good while it lasted, though, so at least, you have that. hi, here via michele. :)

 
at 11:34 AM Blogger Blond Girl said...

Hi. Michele sent me. THis post made me laugh out loud. My sister in law has always maintained that every woman needs a wife; wives know so much more about running a house than a husband, and only husbands get wives. Nice to see someone else who gets the concept!

I will be back; need to check out the skulk thing...

 
at 11:37 AM Blogger Carmi said...

'Tis better to have had - and lost - a man-wife than to never have had a man-wife at all.

My sympathies. I'll have this empathetic smile on my face for a while. I am, alas, one of the less-than-optimally-trained males of this world. But I mean well. And I DID do the dishwasher this morning.

I'll keep trying. Promise.

 

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