Thank you for your kind comments. A long Saturday morning Skype conversation with the hubs averted the derailment of the sanity train – at least this time! [Note to self that not exercising for 3 weeks may also not be good for my mental health.] In case it ever appears that I have it all together, let it be known that I don’t.
I did want to share a funny story. This weekend, while I was holding back tears after a friend asked if we stopped trying – because if we’re not pregnant by now we must have stopped, right? – and then quickly changed the subject as if the question had never been asked when I answered that yes, we were still trying (maybe I just imagined the whole thing?), my husband was answering his own questions in Mexico and with way more pizazz!
I don’t know all the details of the situation, but he was at dinner with other people in the program and there was a conversation about kids. Everyone was chiming in with their “We want 1.5 kids” when my husband responded “Oh yes, we want an army” – an answer that he likes to give because, well he would welcome an army of children and he enjoys seeing people’s reactions who have just professed to have a fear of children. He can be obnoxious like that, but he likes to answer with humor rather than preaching. Of course, the response, as always is “Well, what about Alison though…does she want that?” because as we know, all women hate children. “Of course she does.” And then came the next question,
“So then, are you guys going to pull the goalie?”
At which point in the Skype conversation, I started hysterically laughing.
Apparently my husband responded in his gangster wanna-be way, “Oh, the goalie’s been done pulled!”
Have you heard that saying before? Pulling the goalie? Really? Hilarious.
I couldn’t help but think later that that phrase isn’t very accurate for NFP couples because, well, there was never really a goalie to begin with. So I started brainstorming phrases to respond to next time people ask if we “pulled the goalie”.
– The goalie didn’t even get to practice with the team!
– The goalie never even showed up to the game!
– You guys play with a goalie?
– What’s a goalie?
– Anyone who uses their hands is cheating.
– We don’t play with a goalie, our offense is that good.
Ok, that’s all I got. Perhaps I have taken this analogy too far.
…or maybe I didn’t take it far enough! Got any others?