These are the good old days
Saturday August 21st 2010, 11:03 pm
Filed under: Family

B R R R R R I N G!

88, 89, 90,

B R R R R R I N G!

91, he’s home ninety- too, 93,

B R R R R R I N G!

94, 95, 96…

He pops his head around the corner a moment later. “It was for you.”

“I was counting. And I was almost done.”

Ya gotta love a man whose reaction to that was to grin–he gets this knitting counting thing–and then to go tell Michelle himself over the phone what other grocery item to pick up.

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“Can’t talk, counting” is a perfectly valid excuse for refusing a call. Good think you had back-up to cover for you! (BTW, was it chocolate?)

Comment by LynnM 08.22.10 @ 12:59 am

Now you understand why one inquired if a Victorian lady was “in”. Of course, she was physically there…but she might be counting! 🙂

Comment by Barbara-Kay 08.22.10 @ 5:26 am

LOL at Barbara-Kay – good one! Don’t you just love counting, and then having someone start talking to you? I love my husband dearly, but after 5 years of knitting he’s just starting to get the counting louder and louder thing means please just wait a minute… I’m lucky to have him though, talking or not.

Comment by Mary 08.22.10 @ 6:37 am

Hold on – COUNTING! works in our house. But I rarely answer the phone at home anyway…

Comment by Channon 08.22.10 @ 6:59 am

We have all been there, done that. Training others in the household takes a while.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 08.22.10 @ 7:32 am

My sweetie learned fast–he only interrupted me ONCE!

Comment by Abby 08.22.10 @ 8:52 am

Well, I’m not a knitter, but I have a kinda similar story. I have a couple of inhalers where I have to hold my breath for ten seconds. 6, 7, 8, ….
And in the midst of this Amalie would ask me a question, which I was not answering immediately. So she’d start to ask again, turn and look at me, and “Oh, you’re puffing!”

Comment by Don Meyer 08.22.10 @ 10:26 am

Hubby:hey do you want…
Hubby:oops, later….

Comment by Carol 08.22.10 @ 5:03 pm

Blessed be Richard and all the spouses who understand and respect the counting exercice!

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 08.23.10 @ 5:35 am

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