Sunday, December 16, 2007
I called my friend to ask if she remembered the date of my awful weekend last month. It was exactly one month ago. "Why?" she asked, "does it have something to do with your cycle?" As if! No, it has to do with my husbands cycle. Once a month, my husband has PMS, or premarital symptoms. It begins with a small attitude; one half rebellious and one half brash. It is "I know you usually keep this house a-running but this weekend I am going to act put out that you are telling me what to do" attitude. Then comes the escape behavior. Friday night, my husband had plans with friends...no problem. Saturday morning he wakes up and wants to go garage sale-ing.....no problem(?). Sunday morning he wakes up and even though the kids are singing, he 'may or may not' go to church. Remember, it is premarital symptoms so he no longer has to include me in any of his plans. Then, after church and after you get home from working (yes, on a sunday), he wants to run over to a friends house. When I give the "OMG...you are too much look" he says, "Amy, I just want to be able to live my life". Ok, if there were not children in the house, there could have been a true smack down! Ummmmm, ok, don't say a word, bite your tongue....forever! He returns and knows that I am steaming mad and then he returns to his post marital state...i.e. "What can I do to help you?", "let me do that for you", "Why don't you go our for a bit...I will watch the kids", "Come on, lets have a good night". It is such a strange phenomenon. Once a month my husband has PMS.