When I see your clothes left on the stairs,
hear you giving out about my lost keys,
or I smell the wet towel discarded by you in the bathroom,
I think….. ‘Feck you’.
When I see you empty the dishwasher and then reload it your way,
or watch you put the tiniest remnants of a dinner in the fridge,
or go for a cycle in the rain,
I think… ‘You eejit’.
When I see the shower plug unblocked,
the light changed in the bathroom,
and my car washed and hoovered,
I think…. ‘Thank you’.
When I am away from home,
and I do not hear your voice,
nor enjoy the many times you make me laugh each day,
I think….‘I just might be missing you!’
I am away for a few days visiting my mom. Yes, the one in the post which made you smile the last day! I am not sure if I will be posting over the next couple of days, but tonight I had time, and would you believe it this was the only post which came to mind. How pathetic am I?
I hope it gets me a few brownie points at least when I go home!
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Aww 🙂 enjoy your time with your mom xx
Having a great time Sara thanks, hence the tardy late at night reply!
so funny, time away really puts things in perspective. enjoy!
Yes it definitely brings perspective. Thanks Beth, having a ball.
Its a really lovely post! And as a woman who has been married for 36 years, I totally and completely understand it! Enjoy your time with Mum!
36 years… yes you definitely get it. 🙂
The annoyances you experience today, such as clothes on the stair s wen the dishwasher loaded wrong are the things you will miss the most later should something unforeseen happen. I pray that is a long time from now! But the little irritating things mike did are the ones I wish were still ongoing. I’d love to see the plastic ware warped on the bottom shelf of the dishwasher, or his clothes thrown over the end of the sofa because putting them away made no sense since he was just going to wear them again. Enjoy your visit with your mom! Give her an extra hug from a total stranger!
Thanks Deb. I know exactly what you mean. Writing this post made me wonder how I’d feel if this was not for just a few nights. Being here with my mom had made me think of how long she has been without my Dad and just for a while, I appreciated what I have.
Hang in there. I don’t know if I shared this with you before, but my friend, Daniels mom, was told by another grieving mom, that every day you heal, just a tiny bit. Over time you barely notice but eventually you will.
Hugs back to you. x
Great piece, MM 🍀
Thanks MM. Mushy, but I’ll be back to normal real soon!
Ha! I saw feck you too sometimes! Enjoy your break 🙂
I’m afraid I say it more than sometimes! On the other side, I don’t say ‘Thank you’ often enough.
Enjoy every minute with your Mama and let’s hope the brownie points will build nicely in your absence!
I’ll have to prompt him to read this, but here’s hoping.
It should get you quite a few brownie points! Have fun on your little trip!
Thanks Colleen. Really enjoying it.
Oh boy, Tric. Good move, that woman. Wish my man was pernickety about the dish washer. Can I send PF for training?
Ha ha. One is enough, and I’d be afraid he’d infect my man! 🙂
a word of warning, tric – we men get suspicious when our woman compliments us.
it’s so out of character, it makes us uneasy
we can’t help wonder what the sting in the tail is ? 😆
Brilliant poem Tric wow!! Really sums up marriage. Love the hoovering the car bit. Forget flowers. One of the most romantic things my husband ever did for me was to secretly empty the washing machine one day I was stressing. xx