Today we had my son’s birthday party. We held it in the fellowship hall of the church that we attend. It was a small party with only six total kids, including our son and daughter. The last game of the party was hide- and-seek with the lights off.
During the game my husband would say, “I hear footprints.”
I looked all over the building and could not find one footprint anywhere. I don’t think I’ve ever heard a footprint. Isn’t that the impression that is left behind after a foot has stepped in something soft enough for the foot to press into? I was not aware they made noise.
As we were driving home something was said about all the footprints in the snow in the park. I mentioned that they did not make noise. After all, it’s just an impression in the snow.
Well, of course, my husband is a man and this meant it had to be argued.
Me: “Listen, do you hear the footprints.”
Husband: “Yes, they make crunching noises”
Me: “No, the person who walked there, may have made crunching noises with his/her FOOTSTEPS, but the footprints do not make noise.”
Husband: “I can hear them. When someone walks by, I can hear their footprints.”
Me: “Those are not footprints, those are footsteps.”
And, so it went for the entire ten minute drive home. Of course the kids were chiming in and laughing at the whole match. As usual in these games I threatened to break out my dictionary. But, as I mentioned, my husband is a man and even this does not deter him from his adamancy to the point of declaring the dictionary would prove me wrong. Of course he would do this even with proof of his botched resoning in print in front of him.
This is not a new sport for us. It’s just the newest form it’s taken. We have an ongoing feud about itch and scratch. Then there is the whole cabinet/cupboard debate in which not even Merriam Webster could convince my husband he was wrong.
It’s just one of our quirks that helps keep our relationship fun after almost 27 years together. We’re both nutcases and stubborn mules which makes life pretty interesting most of the time.
How do you keep your relationship(s) entertaining?
Hanging out with those wonderful peeps at Yeah Write again.