Here's something silly I'm looking forward to seeing my husband do when he gets back. I'm guessing it will happen sometime in the first couple of weeks he's home. The hilarious routine he does when he knows he's pushed it too far, is on the verge of "the doghouse" and needs desperately to save himself.
He knows just how to get me laughing to save himself and I've missed that silly, aggravating routine. I'm sure you know just what I'm talking about if you are married or in a long-term relationship. I think every man learns this routine at a very early age to sweet talk his mother when he knows he's misbehaved.
It's impossible to stay mad, frustrated or annoyed when he starts this silliness, mostly because it's so absurd that he things he can get away with it. The audacity of that is what makes is so effective and so funny. He'll start out with a big, mischievous smile, then start speaking in a high-brow British accent, saying "Oh, come now Margaret, you can't be mad at me" try to hug me and which point I will start to roll my eyes, shake my head and try to hold him at arm's length.
Then he will start proclaiming sweet nothings, his undying devotion and how he knows I can't possibly stay mad at him. At this point I am attempting with all my might to steel my resolve not to fall for this yet again.
Then the "I can't believe he thinks he can get away with this" laugh starts to percolate in me and it's impossible to not smile. Then, darn it, he knows he's got me and it's time for his all-out assault. He'll grab me, kiss me, tickle me, whatever it takes to totally and completely break me down. Then I'm laughing and he knows he's won this battle, at least for today.
It's been so long since we've had, I call it "the joy" of seeing this play out, because we haven't been together and those little everyday annoyances haven't been a part of our lives. It's silly what you cherish when it's been a long time since you've been with the one you love. But this silliness is one thing I will look forward to. This and his silly techno music DJ routine he does sometimes. It's so hilarious. I already asked him if he'll do that for me when he gets home. There will be lots of silly little every day things to enjoy when he gets back here to our loving arms. Can't wait!