Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Laying Down the Law

Upon arriving home last night, B rushed me into our bedroom so that I could see all the work he had done. On the way up there he informed me "there are some new rules" in reference to the bedroom. I love when B tries to institute new rules. While some of them make sense, some of them are just too cute like the "one shoe in, one shoe out" rule where if I buy a new pair of shoes, I have to get rid of a different pair. As if that is going to happen. Whenever B comes up with what I think is a harebrained rule, I just come up with a counter one that is equally harebrained and effects him like the "one watch in, one watch out rule." You don't mess with B's watches. Match. Point. Win. You don't play logic games with an attorney.

So, anyway, I headed upstairs eager to see the bedroom and to hear about this new "rule." B had painted our bedroom the night before and that day had apparently put everything back in the room including our dressers on the respective sides of the room. That sound crazy, perhaps, but it is strange to go to your dresser and have someone else's alarm clock on it. Maybe I am just strange.

Anyway, it looks good. Much better than what we started with and I even like the color of the walls - "porpoise" despite the fact I thought it should be green like a turtle (obviously confusing "tortoise" with "porpoise" much to B's amusement). After telling me all that he had done, B announced his new "rule":

B: [pointing] And THAT will not be in this room.
Me: What are you pointing at?
B: That! I am pointing at that hamper.
Me: You mean the LAUNDRY BASKET?
B: Yes.
Me: That is not a hamper. It is a laundry basket.
B: Whatever.
Me: Um, it is YOUR laundry basket.
Me: It had YOUR clothes in it.
B: Well, it doesn't anymore.
Me: Um, okay. But it is still YOUR laundry basket. Mine is in the other room with that other thing I call a hamper.
B: I am just saying, no laundry baskets in the room anymore.
Me: So, basically you just instituted a new rule about yourself?
B: Whatever.

Yep, way to lay down the law. To yourself. About yourself. Glad I could be there as a witness though.

I will help keep both of "you" in line.

7 important things being said:

Jennifer said...

He really has no idea what he is up against does he?

*~Dani~* said...

He's starting to get the idea ;)

Anonymous said...

That rule about the shoes is just cruel and I'm so glad you choose to ignore it. There will always be room for shoes at my house, and from the looks of your new digs, finding a place for shoes shouldn't be a problem. If your husband gets a tv room, shouldn't you get a room just for shoes, clothes, and purses. That is my dream. Someday...

Debi said...

At first I was going to say WOW he was really happy to see you... the honeymoon must still be going........then I read "about the work" he had done and knew -nope, it's over, the 'real' marriage has begun.

*~Dani~* said...

Jamie - oh there are many rules I choose to ignore, most of them in fact. B does the same with me. I probably could count on one hand the number of our "rules" that actually stuck. And, yes, there are plenty of room for my shoes. In fact, I am digging your idea of a shoe, clothes and purse room and am claiming the spare room for that right now. Of course it doesn't hurt that is where my clothes closet and hamper are. I am halfway there!

Mom - I wondered if someone would comment about the bedroom mention, but I didn't figure it would be my MOM! Gutter brain. Love ya xoxo

fingers said...

I banned hamsters from my bedroom...

*~Dani~* said...

fingers - now THAT is a rule I would agree to. In fact, I am going to institute it now.

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