Wednesday, March 19, 2008

How to keep your dignity and your what-nots.

There is one thing for sure I can say about my husband. He is forever committed to me. At least, until I become incapacitated.

Last night we were grazing on Peanut Butter Patties and Lemonades and the conversation turned to family health history. This led us down the path of possibilities of me having a stroke when we are old and no longer useful to society.

He said,"Oh, greaaat."

Now, let me interject here for you new readers and say that my husband's sarcasm surpasses my own and that most of what he says is utter nonsense.

Except for when he says he will do the dishes.

Anyway, I told him that maybe he would be lucky and that I would just go quickly. Then he wouldn't have to take care of me or put me in a home.

He then advised me,"When I do put you in a home, I am not moving a whole bunch of stuff."

(This is how we show our love for each other. We are sick and twisted. I know. People who know us well who have observed these conversations are usually laughing at this point.)

"Well," I said, "I am not giving you Power of Attorney because then you will still have to come visit me in the home when you need me to sign something."

"Sheeeesh," he uttered.

So, I hope you all will learn from this. If you think you will end up in a home when you are old and your husband and kids won't come see you, keep your mind intact and your faculties in order.

And most of all, don't give up hope or your Power of Attorney.


Susanne said...

You guys crack me up!

Julie said...

You think thats bad??
My husband is going to pick up women at my funeral! LOL

PJ said...

AAh! Such love. We plan funerals. At his he wants us to sing, "La cukaracha" (The cockroach to those not into Spanish nonsense songs -- it runs out of gas and can't run anymore)

And at mine: I want "It's a great, great morning" (I have no idea where that song comes from -- somewhere in my sordid Southern Gospel (Buegrass?) background.

Rachel said...

Y'all sound like my husband and me! That's great :-) Thanks for the grins.

WillThink4Wine said...

Sage words, indeed.

pb&j in a bowl said...

That sounds just like a conversation my husband and I would have. The only thing that I've promised him, is that I'll sew his name in all of his sweat suits when I put him in the home. Just so no one will steal them.

Linda said...

Ha! you guys sound like us. Such poetic emo-tations! I'm always making Jorge promise he'll come visit me.