Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A Little Comic Relief

One morning last week (or was it the week before?), during the early morning darkness, Kane and I had awoken and started talking.  It wasn't long before the topic of the situation with our daughter came up.  We are presently involved and dealing with a host of professionals, many of whom do not share our belief that our daughter is not safe at home and are working fervently against us. So I got a bit fired up.  As we continued talking, my anger at the system came right to the surface, and I started talking to all of 'them' as if they were there (kind of like......"Take THAT, you SO AND SO").....get the picture?  Does anyone else ever have imaginary conversations, or am I the only one?

So I got on my soapbox, while Kane listened and watched with amusement ('course, this isn't the first time he's witnessed me doing this).  I started spouting some choice expletives in my passionate rant, and my loving husband understood my need to do this. First of all, I would NEVER speak that way to him, and I also would never speak that way to anyone in a REAL conversation.  He knew this.

At one point, I shot straight up in bed, arm raised in the air, finger pointing for emphasis, and continued.

Blah blah blah blah......Take THAT, you %&!#*'s.  And if you think you're gonna take US down, well you got another thing comin' to ya.  &*%^$ you!!!

After I was done, I lay back down.  Kane quickly turned me over and started smacking my bottom.  It was still dark.  I asked him what he was doing.  He told me he likes when I am sassy and feisty when I need to be in certain situations, and then said (what he's said before), "as long as you're not sassy and feisty toward me."  The man was speaking from past experience -- not recent past experience, mind you, but past experience, nonetheless.  And to reiterate, he was speaking of my attitude, not the actual words, because we do not speak that way to each other. 

Well, I'm not being sassy and feisty toward you -- you know that.

"I know.  And this is a reminder for you not to be."

Oh, so this is a pre-emptive spanking?

Mm hmmm.

Guess there's a first time for everything.  And I felt a whole lot better -- 

1.   for having been able to vent and release some pent-up tension


2.  having been taken care of by my attentive and caring husband

Hope that made you laugh a bit.  We sure did  :-P


  1. Loved this. So great to be able to laugh together in the midst of stress. Prayers that your family needs will be met.

  2. Hello Sadie, I could virtually see you in that moment when you pointed with your finger into the air for emphasis :) and I am sure that Kane loved to see that a lot. These things happen to me sometimes too and they usually help us so much to be positive even when there are difficult situations to deal with.
    I really hope that you can sort things out the way you need them to be.


  3. LOL Sadie! So glad Kane gave you the space to blow off steam and then the reminder. Sometimes you just have to pull those words and attitudes out of the closet and try them on for a minute or two to get it out of your system. Nice to have the reminder to pack them back away before they get you into trouble.

    So glad you both got a good laugh in ;)


  4. Sometimes you just have to vent or explode! Glad you got it off your chest and that Kane both let you and then took care of you. I'm so hoping that everything works out for your family. Hugs!

  5. You have quite the awesome husband there. :). I agree with your list, and it's wonderful how much he is there for you. :)

    {{{hugs}}} EsMay

  6. My life is filled with pre-emptive spankings! It's wonderful and terrible.