Whenever Shaun can’t find me right away, he starts calling for me in a very pathetic sort of way. “Suuuuuuuzzzzzzzzzzyyyyyyy” he calls. “Oh Suuuuuzzzzzzyyyyyyyyyy ….where are yooouuuuuuuu…..” I almost always choose to ignore him. This is partly because of a blend of contrariness, amusement, perhaps a smidge of embarrassment and the desire to be left alone.
This evening, I heard Shaun hollering for me upstairs. Of course, I couldn’t hear him. I was extremely busy watching the only television show I watch. (and it’s really dumb so I’m not saying what it is! Although I will say that I’m rooting for Lance…or maybe Warren, I’m not sure) Eventually, Shaun exhausted his search upstairs where I usually am, and after a quick peek to make sure my Jeep was still there, headed downstairs.
He came around the corner and just stared at me for a moment before breaking into manical laughter. I’m quite used to this odd behavior from the man I married so I patiently paused my show and waited for him to calm himself.
Shaun finally told me that I looked just like Snow White sitting in the forest with cute little birds perched on her and all the woodland creatures gathered around her.
To be honest, I just looked at him like he was nuts. (Yes, he gets that look quite often from me!) Then I looked around and thought that maybe he might have a point. I didn’t have any birds singing to me, but there were a couple cats curled up on top of me. There was a guinea pig peacefully nibbling on her lettuce by my side. One dog was nestled right up against me while the other was at my feet along with yet another cat.
I found myself giggling along with my husband. In fact, his silly observation lifted my mood so much that I invited him to join me. He took one look at what I was watching and instantly realized that he had something very, very, very important to be doing.
So much for the first of my band of merry men. I guess I’ll just have to settle with being Princess of the Woodland Domestic Creatures….