Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I'm Not Missing Anything

For those of you who think that because I have 6 girls, and not one boy, I'm missing out on something.... Let me remind you of what I do have:

A husband.

Who makes up for it a few times over.

This morning, after the usual 15 minutes of standing under the warm water in the shower, willing myself to start the day rather than climb back in bed, I threw on my robe and stepped out of the bathroom just in time to hear the screeching of the cat as she wheeled around the corner of our bed, ran head first into the glass sliding door, screeched again, flipped over pretty much in the air, and ran like a Satan himself was after her the other way. I've only seen her that possessed one other time....when she got stuck in the Christmas tree and ornaments and pine needles and lights and cat fur were all flying in different directions.

Curious to the core, I ran after her into the living room, where my wonderful boy of a husband sat in the floor, laughing, with a lighter in his hand. "You didn't."

"Well, I learned something new today."

Already regretting that I was biting his bait, I answered, "Oh, yeah, what's that?"

"Cat hair is very flammable. I assure you she should be no where near a fire!" He retorted, with all the glee of a boy at Christmas.

Of course my look was less than enthused, and quite sympathetic for the cat, who is living with a RADling as it is, now I have to add my husband to the list?

He went on to say he was lighting a candle, and it was just an impulse to click the lighter at her as she walked by. But the "poof" that followed was as if her hair were lined with hair spray. She's OK, he assured me. Only the whiskers around her eyes were gone. She can balance without those, right?

14 comments:

Green Acres said...

ROTFLOL...I can see from reading this that our husbands would get along well!

chickadee@afamiliarpath said...

i can't believe he did that!
art has been switched to today and i have no idea what to do. changing the day has thrown me. i found out about it last night and i was supposed to keep my cousin's son today so i'm trying to figure something out. we probably won't see you this time.

Annie said...

I have four boys and a husband. Pray for me!

Maury said...

Oh my!! My boy is So not a boy when it comes to stuff like that. I guess being a momma's boy, and having 2 sisters, he missed that, luckily.

I hope your RADling girl did not see that happen...I would hate for it to give her any ideas....

Jeff said...

Suh-weet!!!!! Off to find Bella!

Lee Ann said...

I can't believe he did that. I hope my husband doesn't get any ideas, lol.

Lou said...

I love it. You are a good woman. Just think you thought radling was going to drive you crazy.

glitzen said...

Oh my GOSH! I am so glad to know my husband is normal. He flies his little helicopter around the cats and then says "they love it, its our little game". Huh? He's crazy but kind of cute at the same time.

Alyssa's Mom said...

OMG!!!

You made me laugh!

God be with you!

amber said...

Hilarious!

suzanne said...

i'm laughing so hard my BigMan is laughing just because i am! that is TOO funny!

Annie said...

Hey, I gave you an award. Come get it off my blog:)

ellen stevens said...

just found your site. as a foster parent of a RAD girl, and soon to be adoptive parent of twins, i'm loving it.

keep it coming!

deepfriedpicklesandicecream said...

Mine too.Has he done the cat accordion yet?

Mine will have to show your husband that one.