Over the years, the morning chats with my sweet hubby have changed – not in a bad way – they have just changed.
When first married, our morning chats consisted of that “mushy stuff” as my children and grandchildren call it – I love you. Did you sleep well? You look beautiful/handsome this morning. I can’t wait to see you tonight. I’ll miss you today. Love you.
After the children arrived, our morning chats weren’t nearly as “mushy” – where are Jenny’s shoes? What do you mean Bob didn’t get his homework done? Who needs to be where tonight? We’re out of milk? I don’t know what I’m making for dinner. Got to go to work – love you – bye.
When the children started being more self-sufficient and some of them even moving out, our morning chats actually became shorter – We need to go to the grocery store. We’re out of milk and/or soda. Who will be home tonight? What’s for dinner? Bye – love you.
After all of the children moved out and started their own families, our morning chats started to reflect our age – Did you sleep okay? How are feeling this morning? How is your hip/shoulder/pick a body part? Did you take your pills? What’s for dinner? Don’t forget your cellphone/keys/ID/wallet/whatever? See you, love you.
These days, our morning chats have taken a little different twist because we have a new member of the family – Mazie, our Golden Retriever puppy. My sweet hubby now starts his day by chatting with Mazie – Hi, pretty girl! How are you this morning? You look so happy? Do you want some breakfast? Let’s go outside and play for a while? I’m happy to see you too! At this point, I usually am done getting ready for work and my morning chat consists of – I’m going to work. Love you, see you later. To which I reply – How’s your hip? Did you take your pills? Do you have your cellphone/keys/ID/wallet/whatever? What do you want for dinner? Love you too.
I think I need to start my day talking to Mazie too!