I am sure you are all getting v bored with stories about my husband, but I had to share this story with you.
For the past 4.5 years we have been dealing with IF my husband has let me run the show. I tell him when to pitch up and do his, um, thing. I consult with him around major decisions (e.g. “BTW we will be doing another IVF in April, make sure you don’t travel around dates of retrieval”) but the arrangement has been pretty much I run the show, which works for us. Other husbands are more involved, mine isn’t, it suits me fine.
However I do wish that he would read more. More about infertility in the past, and now more about babies etc. I think it is fascinating and l love being educated about things. He doesn’t feel the need to. Suppose that’s also ok.
So last night he comes home with a stack of print outs (about 50 pages) in his hand and says “I found some really interesting info on the net today, you must read this”. I glance at the docs and see the bold typeface of the heading, something about ‘Common misconceptions about…..’, the rest I cant quite see. I immediately make the word association – Common Misconception = Uncommon Misconception = Julia’s blog = infertility/babies/pg etc.
Well my heart swelled with love and pride. I thought eventually, after 4.5 years, the man is reading up about babies or whatever. It’s a miracle!!!! Hallelujah!
And so I start reading….. ‘Common misconceptions when it comes to buying Plasma screen TV’s’. It is fifty effin pages on Plasma screen TV’s. I had to laugh. I said I thought it was about babies. He said ‘why would I want to read about that, you are doing the research, we can’t have both of us researching the same topic’. I just laughed. I told him I have to blog about this, he said he was going to shove a blog up my ass if I kept blogging about him. He says the sweetest things that man, adores me.
He has decided we need a plasma screen TV. Why on earth I don’t know, we have a perfectly fine NEW big flat screen TV that most people would love to own. But no, that is now apparently very last season. A plasma screen TV is THE thing to have. Never mind it costs a flipping fortune. Sigh. I’ve said I don’t think it’s a good idea so he brings home fifty pages for me to read why owning a plasma TV is actually a very smart idea. I told him I would read the info about the TV if he read one chapter of the baby book. No deal.
Men! Can’t live with them, can’t kill them.