One reason Mrs. FW and I have such a sweet and enduring marriage is that we are both complete idiots. Simply absurd. With all the holiday crowds, I kept harrumphing about the zombie apocalypse, and sometimes spontaneously broke into zombie in the middle of Costco, for example. Mrs. FW perfected the zombie face. I ask Is it... the ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE?! And she gives me the prefect slackjawed expression of a brain-eater every time.
There are various other memes: she'll be talking away in the passenger seat and suddenly realize I'm "driving while asleep" (the eye away from her is open, but head is back, mouth agape). There's the "who can out-dumb the other," which is actually pretty nuanced - you have to have a sincere, deadpan expression and be able to speak in almost-sensible non-sequitur ("Why did though do there?", "Where did you doze that?", etc.). There's the goober face, which pops up frequently and unexpectedly. And more.
But yeah, Mrs. FW can read me like the proverbial Kindle. She often imitates the exasperation facec, as when we are separated in a big store and I find her a bit past the expiration point of my patience.
Geek and I (well, mostly I) have our own language. Eep, mwarp, eepeep, meep, dokitay, eepedid, hokiday, doink, flailing eeps, and our own shorthand are the beginnings of it. There's even spinoffs of the language (the eep legality argument, the denied eep, the warrior doink.) We'll also see the same thing, look at each other, and bust a gut laughing.
"No fate but what we make"- Sarah Connor, Terminator 2
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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Well, I'm glad you are all so in tune with your SOs.
Mine is making my life and our sons' lives miserable with his anxiety and constant pressure and criticism. When I try to show him what he is doing, he doesn't see it and can't accept it. I fear he is especially damaging our eldest son who is a bit of a screw up. All he sees is that Billy is messing up his life, but it comes out as anger instead of concern.
Honestly, I am currently emotionally distant from my husband most of the time. That or just plain angry.
Billy has a C average in school. Has no self motivation, is highly frustrated and has talked of "wishing he were dead". These issues came out when he reached HS. He was also concurrently diagnosed with ADD.
Yesterday Bill was looking in Billy's closet for his coat (Same coat-different sizes). He found that all of Billy's clean laundry was piled up in there instead of put away. He blew his top over it. When I got home, I worked with Billy to sort out his clothes. He just had too much stuff, much that he was not wearing.
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Sorry to hear about the hubby is causing such anxiety and anguish in the house. Have you considered counseling? A good marriage counselor will nail him to the wall on his behavior. I wonder if hubby had especially critical parents?
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