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January 17th, 2010

Don’t Forget to Pay the Plumber

Poor husband. Like a weekend plumber who inadvertently tweaks a suspicious leak, drip becomes deluge: feminine emotions gush him right off his feet. He tries to plug the flood with pity; his advice only worsens the surge. He throws up his hands and silently stands while the torrent whirls and twirls. Howl…blubber…wail…wail…wail…well? Drizzle. Dribble. Sniffle. Snort. Whimper…breathe…siiiigh. Kiss the little red nose. All better now? Much better, thank you, what would I do without you? Oh no, sweetie pie, what would I do without you?

I give him a pretty pout and now that my spout is out, Mr. Plumber sloshes out of the room.

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Hint of Romance

Women ARE emotion, dear men. You will have to get used to it.

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  1. Bob says:

    No man on this planet knows how to correctly respond to a crying woman. Our best plan of action is silence, patience and broad shoulders. Plus, nothing we don’t say can then be used against us. :-)

  2. Heidi says:

    Oh, yes. I definitely know what you’re saying. Only, when I did it as a teenager, I knew NOT to do it around my brothers. In college, I lucked out to have one or two male friends who were so kind as to let me blubber and whine as needed. Eventually we figured out that the guy needed to be silent and not give advice. Some guys took longer than others to get that…and even then they never really got it. :-) What I find funny is that I know I don’t want advice or someone to fix it, I know that is what the male friends want to do (it’s their nature!), and yet it’s always a male friend that I want to talk to when I’m in that state.

    I’m not sure how I would/will be or want it to be with a husband. As a single, I mostly feel that I will simply want my man (whoever it will be) to just hold me until I’ve gotten past it. While it’s pathetic and funny to know this is how we females are, I’m so glad to know I’m not alone!

    • mona says:

      Heidi, I hope all the men reading see your profound: “I will simply want my man to just hold me until I’ve gotten past it.” It’s when we’re the least hug-able that we need it the most!

  3. Laura says:

    Sometimes I think Heavenly Father has a great sense of humor, putting men and women together to live and learn and grow. Surely it is one way we are progressing to be like Him.

    Oh, I understand what you mean. And so does John, poor boy. It’s nice to be reminded that I’m not alone in my water works drama. Nor is John.

    It was nice to see you Friday. Thanks to paparazzi Sue for snapping a few pictures of me with the celeb! :)

    • mona says:

      Laura, I think we are on trajectories that begin at two very different points, but grow closer and closer as they head towards the point of intersection….a lifetime together…and more…

  4. Danette says:

    This is SO true! Thanks for the reminder to “pay the plumber”. I’m sure I owe him way more than he bills me.

  5. Bonnie Holt says:

    It’s such a relief to KNOW that I am normal, just by relating so completely to the little scene you so delightfully let us witness!

  6. Amber says:

    yep. Especially during pregnancy. ;) And the solution to each plumbing problem is always different. Oh well.

  7. When Josh is on patrol and I have moments like this, I have a little conversation journal where I write what I think he would do in response to my emotions! The amazing part of this little method of coping is that somehow, as I write, I always feel his love and support so strongly, as if he were actually with me. I’ve never even felt the need to go back and share those journal entries because my need has already been met, by the very thought of his incredible love.

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