Tuesday, May 31, 2011

by that rationale.....

The man has a couple of quirks that if I had the power to change I probably would. He thinks I'm perfect though so I tend to keep my irritations to myself.

Except for the time when we were dating and he would wear these super ugly snake skin cowboy boots. I actually thought to myself that I could not date a guy who dug those boots. I thought long and hard about whether to tell him or not. Then one day out of the blue he says to me "Do you like my boots?" To which I coyly answered, "no."

He never wore them again. Love.

We still have them though and every now and then he pulls them out and threatens to take me out on the town.

Twice, while we were dating, he slicked his hair back and I didn't..... ummm, really...... ummmm.....care for it. Actually, I hated it. Of course, I would never say anything.

Unless asked.

"Hey, do you like my hair this way?"

"Uhhhh.....no, not really."

He's almost bald now, and keeps his hair really really short, which is super sexy so it's a win win. He doesn't think it's a win win. He thinks it's the end of the world. But since I think he's so darn good lookin' he should consider that a win win. Right? Wink wink.

Once I asked him if I do anything he absolutely hated and he said "No."

Good boy.

He does this thing now, it's sort of new. I don't really mind it because it entertains me. I am concerned, though, about his level of delusion while he's doing it.

It goes something like this. I say something perfectly sensical and reasonable and rational. He comments in return with something completely nonsensical, unreasonable and/or irrational. And it always starts with "by that rationale......"

For example, I say, "Honey, when you clean the kitchen, wiping the counters with a wet cloth is sort of part of the deal. It goes hand in hand. The kitchen is not clean until the counters are washed."

To which he responds, "Well, by that rationale...... I may as well take my toothbrush out and clean the entire world until it's shiny and new."

Or here's another example, "Honey, I would love love love it if you would please build a little tiny porch-like deck in the front of our house. It will only take a couple of hours and it would hardly cost any money."

His response sounds something like this: "Well, by that rationale, since I have all this free time on my hands, I may as well rip out the front lawn and driveway and pour all new concrete. That'll only take a couple of hours and a few bucks as well."

He often compares his life to mine. Or maybe it's me comparing mine to his. Yeah, that's probably more like it. But when I say anything along the lines of me needing a night out with some girlies because I work hard at home and spend a good chunk of my day talking to short people who make no sense most of the time and therefore, I deserve it, he responds with something like this: "I work hard too, so by that rationale I should be allowed to go out every single night."

Yes, my love, you work 30 times harder than I do, at least, so by that rationale, you are right.

By this point in any conversation with the man where rationale-izing has been involved, I am bewildered. So I just tilt my head to the side, furrow my cute brow, give my head a little shake and carry on my way.


Tomorrow is June first, which means....... time for a new goal. I thought it might be time to work on my spiritual side. With all this goal making going on over here I feel like my little spirit is getting left in the dust. It's lacking, to say the least. So I thought I would set a goal to read my scriptures every single day. And then I thought.....

'by that rationale' I may as well read the entire Book of Mormon.

So that is what I'm doing. The entire book in 30 days. I've never done that before. It'll definitely impede all the novel reading I do but it'll be worth it. If you want to join me let me know and we'll do it together!


  1. Just know that the "bewildered" goes both ways. I'm usually bewildered at some point in our convo's, but I just chalk it up to some kind of X Y chromosome thing. I suppose though by that rationale I don't understand anything you have ever said.

    I suppose that's the miracle of marriage, cause we make it work.

    Love ya.

  2. My husband is bald and bics it. Hawt. My husband also tries to get out of house duties. I say, "Fine you want to do all those things (e.i rip out the driveway…) go ahead, but start with the front patio deck thing. I'll make lemonade."

  3. Yeah, a bald man is super hawt!! And good luck with the book of mormon!!

  4. I will join you...that's a good goal. Starting today...30 days. I've never done that before either. I've been reading the New Testament since I finished the BOM in February and it just isn't doing it for me. I had to give a talk on Sunday and it was on 1 Nephi 3:7 and I got SO excited to be in the Book of Mormon again that it told me I should probably head back there and leave my New Testament Study as 'extra' study...but not my dedicated daily scripture study. Do you have a timeline set up so you know how much to read a day? I don't want to fall behind.
    Great goal. I'm excited for June.