Friday, March 28, 2008

WE REALLY ARE GROWN UPS...MOST OF THE TIME


MARK AND I FOUND OURSELVES NEEDING TO HURRY AND PICK OUT THE BATHTUB FOR OUR MASTER BATH QUICKLY BECAUSE WE NEEDED THE PLUMBING MEASUREMENTS BEFORE THE GUYS WERE READY TO POUR CONCRETE. MARK HAD CHOSEN TWO TUBS HE THOUGHT WOULD WORK AND WANTED MY OPINION AS TO WHICH ONE I WOULD LIKE. WELL...I DID NOT LIKE EITHER ONE. NOW I AM NOT A HIGH MAINTENANCE WOMAN (MARK, PLEASE NO COMMENTS HERE!) BUT I JUST REALLY DID NOT LIKE THE CHOICES. I WANTED A SQUARE TUB THAT WOULD COORDINATE WITH THESE SINKS WE PURCHASED. MARK FELT A TUB WITH A ROUNDED TUB AREA WOULD BE MORE COMFORTABLE. I KEPT LOBBYING FOR MY DESIGN CHOICE. IT WAS LATE, WE WERE BOTH TIRED AND THE DECISION HAD TO BE MADE BEFORE MORNING.

WE WERE HAVING A STANDOFF! I WAS NOT RESPONDING TO HIS QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS AND HE FINALLY SAT DOWN BESIDE ME WITH HIS ARMS CROSSED AND SIGHED LOUDLY. I HAD MY BROW FURROWED, AN ACTION THAT OVER THE YEARS HAS RESULTED IN MY NEED FOR BOTOX. I CONTINUED TO SEARCH THE INTERNET FOR A COMPROMISE WHILE MARK CONTINUED TO SIGH AND I BIT MY TONGUE. MARK GOT UP FROM THE COUCH AND SAID, "PICK WHAT YOU WANT AND I WILL PLUMB IT TOMORROW" AND QUIETLY WENT TO BED.

I CONTINUED TO SEARCH FOR A COMPROMISE BUT JUST COULD NOT SETTLE ON ANYTHING ELSE. I PRINTED OUT THE INFO ON THIS FABULOUS TUB THAT CAUGHT MY EYE TO BEGIN WITH AND DID JUST WHAT MY HUSBAND SAID...I PICKED OUT WHAT I WANTED.

I LEFT MARK A NOTE ON THE PRINTED INFORMATION TELLING HIM THIS IS WHAT I LIKED BEST BUT IF HE COULD NOT MAKE IT WORK TO CHOOSE WHATEVER HE HAD TO CHOOSE. WHEN I MET MARK AT THE "YUCKY HOUSE" LATER THAT DAY I ASKED HIM IF HE WAS ABLE TO MAKE THE TUB WORK AND HE JUST SIMPLY SAID YES. HE MADE NO SNIDE COMMENTS ABOUT ME HAVING MY WAY OR ANY MORE SIGHS. I HAVE A SWEET HUSBAND THAT LETS ME BE HIGH MAINTENANCE EVERY NOW AND THEN. ;-) IF I LATER HAVE THE NERVE TO SAY THAT MY SQUARE TUB IS NOT COMFORTABLE, I BET HE WILL JUST BUY ME A BATH PILLOW AND NOT EVEN RUB IT IN. IT LOOKS LIKE I HAVE BETTER TASTE IN HUSBANDS THAN I DO BATHROOM FIXTURES...AND THAT IS SAYING A LOT SINCE I PICKED A FABULOUS TUB!

2 comments:

Nonna said...

Awwww what a sweet husband!!! I cant wait to see your house when its finished!

Grannalisa said...

I know you can't wait to get the house finished and get moved in. I love your sinks and the tub. That Mark sound spretty special!!

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