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He Said: “Closing the Door On…”

August 20, 2010 by Kat  

In the spirit of blating - blogging with your significant other - I will provide a few ”door” references of mine as well.  However, I’ll keep mine a little more simple than my better half:

Opened Doors:

  • The door to opportunities.  I need to make some changes in my life.  Now before my wife, mom, father-in-law, boss or anyone else decides to call, don’t be alarmed.  There are a few things that I need to get right, and with the current infrastructure we are putting in place I’m well on my way.  A special thanks to Kat for helping me, even when she doesn’t realize that she’s helping.  I guess that’s what a spouse is supposed to do, you know?
  • The door to the auto parts store.  The night my trunk pulled an all-nighter was just too much for the battery to handle.  Even after getting jumped, the damage was done.  The battery had been read its last rites.  Thanks, Kat, for leaving the trunk open and -

OK, I can’t do this.  Have you ever not told the truth without actually lying?  Kind of like back in the day when you said “No, mom, I wasn’t at Spooner’s beer party on Friday” but partied like a rock star there on Saturday?  Or “No, I never dated him” when you actually did everything BUT date him?  Well, here goes mine…

Monday morning the trunk was open, battery was dead and I needed a jump.   So I jump the battery and head into work.  At 10:30, when Kat finally got up, I told her about the trunk being open.  She IMMEDIATELY assumed that she did it, and apologized right away.  I, being the top-of-the-line husband that I am, said “don’t worry about it, babe.  It happens to the best of us.”  And that’s been her story ever since.

What she doesn’t realize is that, the night before, I searched the car top-to-bottom for her, looking for her lost phone while she was LAYING ON THE COUCH SIPPING WINE.  In my mad scramble to find the phone, I left the trunk open.  To my defense, I was so shocked that I actually found the phone – it was inside of a CLOSED sunroof, don’t ask why - that I just shut the door, ran upstairs, and showed off my prize to the buzzed girl in the living room.  So, the trunk was completely me.  Sorry Sweets!

However, I take no credit for the fridge or garage door.  I’ll gladly throw my 4-year-old under the bus on that one.

Closed doors:

  • The laundry room doors, finally at 1:15 am this morning.  After a very brief conversation that didn’t end well, Kat went to bed and decided to make productive use of my evening.   Needless to say, once you dive into the 1st of 9 loads of clean laundry.  There’s rarely ever turning back.  The ONLY saving grace is that the weekend is here, and laundry is the last thing on my mind.
  • The “why can’t he be like me” door.  I had visions of my 3 sons all waking up at the crack of dawn to run outside and play, only to return at 8 pm after a full day of stickball, fighting, football, soccer, wrestling, fighting, more football, and a few more fisticuffs.  The fighting is definitely there, but my oldest son is definitely not into sports.  How is this possible with my genes in the pool?!?!!  I still check the Pirates box scores every day for crying out loud, and they haven’t been relevant since I had a full head of hair.  Well, his infatuation is with dancing, and you know what?  HE LOVES IT!  And I’m a jerk for ever questioning his craving.  From today forward, I have stopped asking him about sports (my choice), and will continue to encourage him in whatever interests he has (his choice, even if it IS sports at some point in the future).

You know, Lynn Swann studied dance for 14 years…maybe there’s a chance!  Just kidding.  Sort of.

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4 Responses to “He Said: “Closing the Door On…””
  1. Kat says:

    I don’t know who the hell Lynn Swann is… I’m guessing someone who was teased to death as a child for being a BOY with a name like “Lynn”?

    A. Wanna kill you for “not exactly quite not really kinda sorta” telling the truth and letting me feel badly about it.

    B. True story that I actually had my cell phone in the SUNROOF (closed, by the way) of his car. Odd, i know. I have good reason though. Anyone who travels up/down the Falls of Neuse Bridge and has AT&T knows.

    C. Wow, I think your last bullet is a post in and of itself. I could cry that you really, finally, feel that way. You’re an amazing Daddy.

    D. I just want all of you to know that he has transcended his obsession with sports (like any other dad) to the next boy down the line. After Flag Football for the 4 year old this morning, he signed him up for Basketball. He has our 2 year old in tackle football already, as well. ;-)

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