Hope he’s good with kids!
On Sunday, Hubs wanted to sleep in. Fine, no biggie. But we have a three year old who has zero sense of the phrase “volume control.” So I decided to make the morning into a little treat for us all. I took Tot out to grab donuts from Dunkin Donuts, giving us some fun time together, Hubs some quiet to sleep, and everyone a delightfully carb-loaded, sugar-laden breakfast that will take us months to burn off. Win-win, right?
At one point, I got a text from Hubs. And this is how it went…
Hubs: Where’d you go?
Me: Go? What do you mean?
Hubs: I woke up and you and Tot were gone.
Me: Oh, right. Yes, well, I didn’t want to have to do this via text, but I’m leaving you.
Hubs: For breakfast?
Me: Forever. I’m running away with my lover, Kemal Pamuk. Sorry to break the news so impersonally but you leave me no choice.
Hubs: Your lover is foreign?
Me: A Turkish diplomat, in fact.
Hubs: You couldn’t have found an American lover?
Me: Saying my lover’s name is Hank Smith just doesn’t have the same illicit ring to it.
Hubs: Your loss. Hope he’s good with kids, since you took Tot with you.
Me: I’ll need you to stand by in case things go bad and I need a fall back man.
Hubs: Long as you bring me breakfast, all is forgiven.
Our marriage is a well-oiled machine…that sometimes wobbles on its wheels.
Email me the name of the show where I got my “lover” from using the contact form and I’ll choose one reader to win a signed copy of The Officer Says “I Do”! (US and Canada only please, sorry…I’m not a millionaire yet and as such I cannot afford the international postage!) Please put “TURKISH LOVER” in the subject line. Partly to make it easy for me to find, and partly because I think it’s funny to have an inbox full of emails about a Turkish lover. (Take THAT, Hubs!) Contest ends Friday the 13th at 11:59pm Eastern. Winner posted on the blog Saturday, July 14th so check back!