So these are the prompts this week at Mama’s Losing It. The Prompts:
1.) What are you reading? The Sense of An Ending by Julian Barnes. It just came in the mail today and it’s like having something shiny and new to play with.
2.) Dear Men, (an open letter…offer a word of advice, an issue you’d like to address, or a solution to a problem for the opposite sex).
3.) Show us your kitchen! I love my kitchen but, right now, it is not picture worthy. Too much crap lying around and I don’t feel like cleaning up at the moment.
4.) Tell us about a time you were grounded…what did you do? I got grounded pretty often for a while. And when I got grounded, I used to do things like pierce another ear hole or something similar which became the cause for a subsequent grounding.
5.) What made you laugh this week? I didn’t have a funny week. At. All.
Now come on. With this opportunity, what would you choose? I mean really. It’s like an open invitation to get a little somethin’, somethin’ off our chests.
Well, I’m in. You don’t have to ask twice. It’s a general letter of course and not directly pertaining to anyone I know in my actual and very real life.
Dear Man of My Dreams (hereafter known as MMD),
I’ve been a life partner with a member of the opposite sex for almost half my total years on this planet. That’s a darn long time. And I truly believe we are both highly trained professionals when it comes to this marriage thingy. And we both make mistakes. And both aren’t perfect. And we both try hard to be kind. You’d agree, wouldn’t you? Okay, no need to answer.
So I’ll say something to you, MMD, like this:
“I need to talk to you about something. It doesn’t have anything to do with you. I just need you to hear me. Understand or at least try to understand. I’m not asking you to agree with me but if you did, that would be awesome. You don’t need to fix this or provide excuses or reasons for the target of my venting.
Can I have a full on rant? I desperately need one to get this completely out of my system so I can move on. Would you be willing to do that?”
And then you, MMD, say something like this:
“Honey, of course. I'm all ears. Rant away.”
I promise it will be short-ish and not directed at you. I’m sure it will include maybe an explicative or five ;-).
And then it would be great if you, MMD, then said,
“Feel better, honey? Here, let me give you a hug.”
And that would be it! Easy schmeasy!!!
That wasn't so bad, was it?
Your Ever Loving Wife