Being Mature

The other day, Shaun and I were headed home from somewhere when we had a bit of a disagreement about something really dumb.  Somehow, it got all blown out of proportion and I, in a very dramatic moment, (I think I learned that drama from Mimi) declared that I simply wasn’t going to talk to Shaun ever again.

Shaun’s reaction was to laugh at me and poke fun of my maturity level.  I merely ignored him.  Now if there is one thing that my beloved can’t stand, it’s to be ignored.  Usually he will grovel and try to get back into my good graces.  This time, however, he declared that if I wasn’t going to talk to him, then he wasn’t going to talk to me ever again either! (Speaking of maturity levels…)

We rode home in a very pointed silence.  (Well, if you don’t count the blaring radio. One of us just doesn’t deal with silence very well.) As we pulled into our driveway, Shaun started solidifying our plans.  “I’ll run in and check on the girls while you…AAHHHHHH! I FORGOT!!!”   

Our little spat instantly disappeared as we dissolved into laughter at Shaun’s inability to keep silent.  Being the more mature one, I tried not to be too smug at having won the battle of silence…


Bit O Life


Shaun posing with the fish KT made while working at the aquarium this weekend.  (We are a very mature family!)  

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31 Responses to Being Mature

  1. Hilary says:

    Shaun just isn’t very ef-fish-ient at staying silent. 😉

  2. Ha! Very funny and so mature!! Love the fish!

  3. Karina says:

    I hate when that happens! I always lose at the “silent” game too…try to keep me quiet? HA!

  4. renate1945 says:

    I have a friend who plays this “silence” game often and successfully. She has been known not to talk to her husband for more than a week. I don’t know how she does it–seems to be nothing is being accomplished by not talking for that long.

  5. wolfbaby says:

    ok while it is short like yours it was funny but long term.. not so funny

    this was cute.. sounds like something my hubs and i would pull a stunt with.. neither of us is very mature my once upon a step mom cracked up while i was waiting for surgery cause hubs and i were both ingrossed in *clears throat* scooby do.. LOL

  6. Peggy says:

    Being mature is SO overrated! We’re not grown up here. All my kids are expert at rolling thier eyes heaven-wards

  7. Stephanie says:

    I have to agree….maturity is overrated. I am whole heartedly and most likely the most immature grown up in the Kirkland area :o) And proud of it LOL. WHA??? Is that a bad thing??? :o)

  8. Betty says:

    Did you also stick out your tongues at each other? That’s mature, too.

  9. Jenster says:

    Hahahaha!!! Sounds like something we’d do.

  10. Pavel says:

    I agree with Peggy, matureness is overatted and should just be used in job interviews and stuff like that. (smile)

  11. tommiea says:

    very cute fish….

    I would never win a silence game…I could talk to a box of rocks!

  12. gawilli says:

    Ah, the silent treatment. It doesn’t last too long in our house either. Thank heavens!

    Great fish picture!

  13. Kell says:

    I laughed out loud on that one. That would be me–I always forget when I’m trying to give Al the silent treatment. It’s that short-term memory problem, I guess.

  14. Jay says:

    You guys are much more mature than I am. LOL

  15. Diesel says:

    That was how the silent treatment always ended for me too. I finally decided it was just too much work. Also, a lot of times people couldn’t tell I was punishing them, because I don’t talk that much.

  16. PrEtTY iN tHE CiTY says:

    Laughing so hard I almost cried ^o^

  17. well that’s a game i would lose! it is so very hard for me to keep my mouth shut, mad or not.

  18. HA HA HA! Sooo funny, ‘cuz I can relate all too well! (((((HUGS))))) sandi

  19. HA HA HA! Sooo funny, ‘cuz I can relate all too well! (((((HUGS))))) sandi

  20. HA HA HA! Sooo funny, ‘cuz I can relate all too well! (((((HUGS))))) sandi

  21. giveitatry says:

    That is a great story! The Bit O Life picture is great too.

  22. mrs darling says:

    Dont we all have those moments! LOl

  23. sillydreamer says:


  24. Jocelyn says:

    It’s couples with good memories that end up divorcing, you know. Quick forgetfulness is the best way to maintain a marriage, eh?

  25. Keshi says:

    I dun think ppl ever mature..LOL!


  26. photowannabe says:

    You really seem to have fun together. The spats and the laughs afterward seem to cement a marriage together. Charming picture of Shaun with daughters masterpiece.

  27. Aw, so cute! It’s all about the laughter…

  28. Tink says:

    Never again huh? Wow… That would put some strain on the marriage. 😉

  29. Kari says:

    Ah, Shaun is weak, like most of the male species. It’s good that you are able to work with him so well. I admire your skill AND your maturity level. Don’t get scared, but you and I may be more alike than you know…

  30. Pamela says:

    which one is Shawn and which one is the deep water creature???

  31. Kristina says:

    Awesome post – humour is such a balm! 🙂 Love the picture, too.

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