Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A Little Story

So, I was reminded of this little story the other day that I thought you might enjoy:

I'm 38+ weeks pregnant.

With twins.

It's 1:30 in the afternoon and my water breaks.

I call the husband at work.

"Are you having contractions?"

"No."

"Okay. Well, I have a conference call at 2. Do you think I can do that and then come home?"

"Yeah, that's fine. But if I call you, you *better* answer. I don't care WHO you are on the phone with."

"Deal."

He gets home about 5:00.

"Any contractions yet?"

"Nope. Weird."

"Well...a few of the guys on our basketball team can't make it to the game tonight...and if I don't go, there will only be four guys on the floor...and we're undefeated so far...I'll only be on the other side of town..."

Okay wait.

Really? REALLY? REALLY?

I'M SITTING HERE THE SIZE OF A HOUSE, WITH A RASH FROM KINGDOM COME, AND BROKEN WATER ABOUT TO GIVE BIRTH TO TWO CHILDREN AND YOU ARE ASKING TO GO PLAY A STUPID CITY BASKETBALL GAME?????


And even more ridiculous:

"Sure, go ahead. Just be sure to answer your phone if it rings. Call a time out or something."

I should get an award.

Wife of the Year.

I didn't go into labor until many hours later...but that's not really the point, now is it?

Oh, and for the record: they ended up winning the championship...

I think I deserve some kind of fancy present for that...

something shiny.

sparkly.

in a Tiffany blue box, no?

Can't fault a girl for trying.

9 comments:

andy gibson said...

Yes, you are a good wife.

See this hardware:
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30520411&l=43ac3ba3c8&id=1507053401
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30520412&l=5dbb69bb65&id=1507053401

That's your present.

Joanie said...

Wife is such a funny little short way of spelling
L-o-n-g-s-u-f-f-e-r-i-n-g.

Mama Mote said...

Well, Andy - she can't put that on her finger or around her neck! But congratulations to you and, Jeannett, I'll be praying for your own 'hardware'. You both crack me up.

Jeannett Gibson said...

Andy you are so lame it pains me sometimes. Sigh...

Like Marcia says "You know Jeannett...you CHOSE him..." Yes, yes, I did. Sheesh.

:)

andy gibson said...

Yes, you did, so what does that say about you? Maybe you're the lame one.

Mommy Laity said...

Hee, Hee... yep you definitely deserve something in a little box for that. =)

Kristen said...

Really? He really did that?! That stinks. Time to break out the Tiffany's catalog...!

Priscilla said...

Well, the girls could have come in April and you know what the birthstone is for April? DIAMOND!!!!

The Kothe Clan said...

Sounds like my husband!