My husband is away.
Doing family business. Kind of heroic stuff. So while I sit home and do my small tasks, go to work, annoy the children, and worry my face into a topographical map. He took matters into his own hands.
He sat in the American Embassy for 8 hours to update his passport in one day at a cost of well….don’t ask.
He bought a ticket out of the country. Remembered his blackberry and my laptop and the boy is gone.
So what is a man’s life anyway.
I’m sitting at his desk. As usual it’s a mess. Little papers with names and numbers, messages scrawled all over it. A filing system I bought him for Father’s day sits unused right next to the monitor. Post it notes stuck to the wall!
Hand sanitizer, a mug one of the kids made eons ago filled with maybe 50 pens, most that don’t work, a calculator. His work jacket sits on the back of the chair smelling of trap grease..and him.
My dog Cujo’s cage sits right by his desk with his jar of treats right on the desk. He hates Cujo.
At least he always says he hates Cujo..
My desk is different.
I dust it.
I have a total of 2 pens and a legal pad.
There’s face cream and an eyebrow tweezers.
A jar of Exedrin and vitamin water.
3 pictures of the children.
This isn’t what I thought marriage would be like when I was a little girl running around with a pillow case on my head playing ” getting married”.
I never played “marry” with my girlfriends and said “Let’s pretend we have no money, our houses are too small, our children have problems , our husbands never pick up their dirty clothes and don’t even know how to load a dishwasher…yeah let’s do that!!!”
I never thought “marry” would be a messy desk in my ultra clean home, and a stinky jacket on the back of the chair and dust bunnies underneath the desk that look like shag carpeting in the worst color ever.
When I played “Marry” as a little girl I never fleshed out the guy in the fairytale, he was always an obediant shadow person.. you know a silent partner. I don’t think I even envisioned the guy living in the same house. He just brought a diamond ring and that was about it for his part. Ha!
I never imagined the silent partner would turn out to be my hero.
This is gmom,