Okay, so. TWH & I are home this morning. Since we’re both home, we’re trying to take care of some of the “During the Day” kind of stuff that we can’t normally attend to. Setting up Dr. appointments, & things. One of those things is me calling to book rooms for The Parade. I know September SOUNDS early to be booking something that happens at the end of March, but trust me, I’m WAY behind on this.
Anyway, I need the rewards number for the Hilton, which TWH has. I’m loading the dishwasher while TWH fiddles with his computer. This is the conversation that happened:
TWH: What else did you need to do this morning??
Me: I need to call the Hilton. I need the reward card number.
TWH: Okay, that’s on a card in my wallet.
He’s still fiddling on his computer.
TWH: (Blurts out random number)
Me: (Grabs pen & paper & jots down random number) Is that the reward card number??
Me: That number you just blurted out, is that thr reward card number??
TWH: No, THAT number is on a CARD in my WAL-LET.
Me: Well, I didn’t know!! I thought you’d….. Oh. My. God.
TWH: What?? (eyeballing me suspiciously)
Me: We sound like your parents.
TWH: YOU sound like my parents. I sound like ME.
Me: Yeah, you keep telling yourself that.
I know people say that as an adult, you begin to sound like your parents (in my case my Mom & Step-Mom) but is it bad when you begin sounding like someone ELSE’S parents??
In this case, I’m sure I could do worse.
(Note: TWH’s parents have been married for 38 years & love each other fiercely but if you were to over hear a conversation they were having, and didn’t know this, you’d SWEAR they were either headed for divorce court or needed to head for divorce court. I struggled with the personal anxiety this caused me, as a child of divorced parents, for YEARS when TWH & I first got together before TWH assured me it was just their way. If you sit back and observe those two, you can see the love and respect they have for each other in the small things they do for each other. TWH’s parents are a prime example of actions, not words.)