Describe someone in your life who you might not know as well as you think you know.
Pat is not who I think he is. I hear stories about my husband and find notes left over from his high school days when I clean out our closets, and I find myself stunned.
My husband is a sensitive man. I know he has a golden heart…albeit a bit jaded after a few run ins with dishonest people…he would move heaven and earth for his family. You can be sure of that. I was not surprised to learn that he was often the guy girls talk to on the phone about their problems. The guy that would be there to hear them and counsel them, but rarely date them. I was not surprised to learn that he was a good kid and didn’t cause a bunch of trouble at school.
But when Pat mentioned he had a girlfriend who made the two of them matching pink sweatshirts my interest peaked…
pat: Yeah…it was no big deal. Pink was in back then.
me: But I mean…did you wear it?
pat: I can’t really remember…I’m sure I did…she designed them.
me: Designed them? What…like embroidered or silk screened or something?
pat: oh you know…back then everything was air brushed.
me: What was on them??
pat: Her’s said “I love Pat” and mine said “I love her”.
me: *shudder at the thought* Are you kidding me???
pat: It was a gift.
me: I just…can’t even fathom you wearing such a thing. What would you do if I bought you something like that?
pat: I’d probably laugh…
me: But you didn’t laugh when she gave it to you…you must have opened it and thanked her and thought it was nice and put it on right away…really try it out, check the fit…did it have a hood?
pat: What does that matter?
me: I JUST NEED TO KNOW…did. it. have. a. hood??
pat: I think it was just a crew neck.
me: Of course it was a crew neck!
pat: What’s wrong with that?
me: It’s just…who was that guy!?! And have I ruined you so completely that you won’t wear a pink sweatshirt declaring your love for me?
pat: You haven’t ruined me. I just grew up.
me: Where’s the love?
pat: I was practically a kid.
me: Where’s all the feeling?
pat: It was a cool shirt back then.
me: WHERE’S THE ROMANCE!?!
pat: I would laugh about it now if I were married to her.
me: YOU WANT TO MARRY HER!?!?!
I don’t even know who he is anymore.
Now it’s your turn!
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1.) Describe someone in your life who you might not know as well as you think you know.
2.) Write a poem about a memory you sometimes wish would disappear.
3.) Write a list of 10 things that are sure to put a smile on your face when you are not happy.
4.) People would be surprised to learn that…
5.) A snappy comeback!