HOW could my husband do this to me??!!

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Recently when my girlfriend Taylor and I were out to dinner, we had a conversation about leftovers. How great they are! No really, we were laughing at how wonderful it is when you don’t have to cook for one night (or even two) because there was a big meal the other night or you ate out and the meals were so big that you ended up with leftovers. We also discussed how there is an unspoken rule in our houses. The don’t eat MY leftovers without asking rule. lol

Many years ago when I had an early morning radio show a “situation” happened in our house after work one afternoon. Let me explain. My husband and I had eaten out at a pizza place the night before and I came home with my leftover Bar-B-Q chicken pizza that I had not finished. When you work reallllllly early in the morning, you want to eat lunch at like 10am in the morning. So I came home after work, ravenous and so excited to eat my leftover Bar-B-Q chicken pizza. When I opened up the refrigerator though…no pizza. Not even one slice, Surely our house had been robbed. I checked around. The TV was still on the wall. The laptop was there. Even the checkbook was still on the counter. Hmmmm…my mind was boggled. I just knew my husband would not have done this to me. I called him anyway and after discussing our morning I innocently asked, “hey babe…do you know what happened to my leftover pizza?” FULLY expecting his mind to be boggled like mine. His reply? “I ate it.” Silence on my end. Who was this man on the phone and what did he do with my husband? I am embarrassed to admit that kindness was NOT my strong suit in that conversation.

Fast forward to this dinner with my friend Taylor to where I was bragging on my husband and how awesome he was for not divorcing me for being such a spazoid about the pizza years ago and that he also kindly always asks now if he can eat “my leftovers” before devouring them.

UNTIL NOW.

After said dinner with my friend Taylor, I took her by this candy shop to try one of my FAVORITE secret indulgences. The chocolate covered gummy bear. I don’t tell many people about this specialgummy treat because it is just that, special. It’s chocolate. It’s gummy. It’s like a perfect bite of yummy in your mouth every single time. BUT you can only get them in one of those candy shops where you scoop your candy into a bag. So I scooped some into a bag, gave her a few and put my prized possesion little baggy in my purse to take home.

When I got home that evening. I put the special little bag in the pantry. Not just in the pantry though, HIGH up in the pantry and for those of you who have kids you know why. Mommy can NEVER have a secret little indulgence because she has to share. Now I know this goes against everything I try to teach my daughters. Share, be kind…blah blah blah. But NOT when it comes to my secret little indulgence of chocolate covered gummy bears. So as I put the remaining six gummies away…HIGH up in the pantry, I said to my husband. “Gotta hide these little suckers from the girls, hahaha!” The next evening after dinner, I went into the pantry. HIGH up in the pantry to retrieve my secret little indulgence. The perfect way to end the day…with a small bite of chocolate. But alas, it was not there. I searched and searched and nothing. I asked my husband if he had seen my special little bag? The look he gave me was one of sheer horror. Like he remembered the “pizza situation” from many moons past. His words? “I gave them to Luna for a snack.” He gave them to our 3yo daughter FOR A SNACK? He GAVE her Mommy’s secret little indulgence? Like my brain couldn’t even process this terrible news. I had two good servings left in that bag and he gave her BOTH? I had been looking forward to that bite ALL day and he just gave it to some three year old little girl. Ok, granted it was OUR three year old and I do love her but still, how could he wrong me like this. It was like I didn’t know him anymore.

gummy1I am embarrassed to admit AGAIN that kindness didn’t enter my mind. I started having flashbacks of my Bar-B-Q chicken pizza and I just stared at him in utter shock and disbelief that he would do this to me…again. MY HUSBAND. The man who is kind, thoughtful, generous, loving…he did this to me? What is happening in the world.

However this time, while staring at him in utter shock and disbelief I took a deep breath and said, “it’s ok honey, I hope she enjoyed them.” I walked upstairs and took a deep breath. This too shall pass I kept repeating to myself. I figured this was even maybe a sign from God. I’ve been on a healthy eating thing for the last few months and maybe I wasn’t “supposed” to have anymore chocolate covered gummy bears. Or maybe it was time for me to “share” them with my girls. Regardless, it was sweet that he shared them with our three year old daughter.

Naaaah. Let’s be real and call it what it is…My husband is a dirty crook and he robbed me of my secret little indulgence and he will have to pay. ๐Ÿ˜‰

XO Surviving Mommy

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8 Comments

  • Pregnant Wife says:

    HAHAHA

    I am currently pregnant and I begged my husband to go to the store and get me apple juice. He did. It had become my morning routine to have a cup every morning. It helped settle my stomach… I woke up and my TREASURED apple juice was GONE! How could he have not realized that I NEEDED that. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Sometimes they just don’t think!

  • Tami says:

    OK…but now, if Eric reads this, he will most likely gift you with a 1/2-lb. of special chocolate covered Gummy Bears just because you did NOT yell at him as you did with the BBQ pizza. So…hint-hint, Eric!!! Preferably, BEFORE Mother’s Day. Now, get on it, young man! LOL

    Oh. And you are entitled to have a meltdown if you feel so inclined if he repeats either of the two incidents again. He should have learned the first time. LOL. Just kidding. I’m proud of you for not reacting in the manner that you sooooo want to react in.

  • Ashley Davis says:

    LOL…for real LOL!

  • Michele says:

    We have leftovers often and I always leave them for my husband and son. Well one day I decided to buy a huge sandwich sub ring at Publix. Actually I bought 2. I didn’t eat any that night or the next. I saw that it was quickly disappearing so I took a slice and placed it in a baggie to take to work with me. I got ready to leave the next morning and it was gone! I texted my son and asked him if he took it and of course he said yes and that he didn’t know it was mine. I asked him if he had put it in the baggie and he said no. That’s when I said exactly! I did! It was for my lunch and that he and his dad ate all but that one small piece that was left! I replied that I guess I need to put my name on it next time and that if he didn’t put it in the bag he knew it wasn’t his! I was not a happy camper! So, when he brings leftovers home I help myself!

  • Taylor says:

    Omg! I am snort laughing!!! I’m so in shock that I thought FOR SURE the story would end that Eric had played a trick on you! ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ So proud of how mature you were… Until you get him back. Lol!

  • Olivine Eyes says:

    I always put some flavorful sauce onto any leftovers I have. It makes the meal taste different and great.

  • Nancy Burgess says:

    That’s so funny are you sure your three year old really got those chocolate gummie. bears.

  • Wanda Tracey says:

    You are seriously a funny and fun woman! You should write books about your life because my sides are hurting and I really enjoyed this take on how you handled everything and found it funny heartwarming and down to earth.Looking forward to coming here often.Wishing you the best though.Haha ๐Ÿ™‚

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