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A Bit Puffy, Aren’t We?

I promised my husband I would preface this post with the following:

Last weekend, he

  • initiated family bonding time with a 9 a.m. showing of Night at the Museum 2 and all-you-can-eat pancakes at The Movie Tavern
  • mowed the lawn
  • cleaned out the garage
  • unloaded the dishwasher
  • loaded the dishwasher
  • attempted to bring the twin mattress set down from the attic.

…the latter resulted in this:

(other than a few scrapes, he’s ok. Don’t worry.)

I wholeheartedly appreciate all of his hard work and leadership and contribution to our family. He is truly amazing. I love him. I could never have dreamed of a better husband and father.

However, this amazing husband and father didn’t miss an opportunity throughout the weekend to remind me what an amazing husband and father he is. He insists that his right leg’s journey from the attic to my craft room has nothing to do with an overly-puffed up chest and self-congratulatory ego.

He so adamantly held to this belief that he fearlessly continued to point out how wonderful he was, even after we had a hole in our ceiling the size of New Mexico. Fully aware of his need for affirmation, I assured him that he was indeed a wonderful husband and father, but then gently suggested he stop verbalizing this belief before we had to spend even more money on household repairs.

He ignored me.

The self-aggrandizement continued.

This morning, we woke up to this:


Hmm. I’ll leave that up to you.

I’m not sayin’ a word.


6 thoughts on “A Bit Puffy, Aren’t We?

  1. You forgot to mention that I said all of the prideful things with tongue firmly in cheek. Anyway, I didn’t come anywhere near the fence in the backyard (which has been leaning for a couple of weeks). I kept meaning to go talk to the neighbor about that; I guess that I’ll have to now.Otherwise, thanks for props, I guess.Loving Hubby

  2. Loving Hubby,I’ll have to show you some pictures of our youth trying to move things out of the attic of a church member during our “Reaching Out” project! And, why stop giving yourself props now! Claim your handy work on the fence too! 🙂 lory

  3. Update on fence from loving hubby: Neighbors were already planning to fix it and it will hardly cost us anything. So part of the crisis is averted. I guess it does say in Proverbs, that “Pride goes before the fall” it just left out the “of the fence” part!

  4. Randi, I am LAUGHING! Oh, that was awful. We were on vacation when that happened, so I’ve never read that post of yours! Glad we’re not the only one with ceiling issues. 🙂

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