Being together for almost 9 years, Matt & I pretty much know everything about each other & we know how each other's minds work.
So, last week Matt & I were taking down the Christmas tree (ornaments, lights, tree topper, you know the drill). Well, "someone" (I'm not naming names, but his name starts with an "M" & includes an "A" & 2 "T's") didn't shake the tree out enough before we brought into the house, so naturally, as he was taking it out of the house, needles went EVERYWHERE!
I think he was feeling bad that he got needles EVERYWHERE, so to make it up to me, he gets the broom out of the laundry closet (I didn't know he knew that's where I kept it) & starts sweeping up the needles on the kitchen floor. And, that sparks the following conversation.
Me: "Oh, thank you honey! I didn't know you knew how to do that!". (Okay, so I was half serious, half joking).
Matt: "Sure, no problem, sweet pea!"
It's at this point that he actually realizes he's doing something that resembles "housework" & his mind starts working overtime. See, he knows that because I see him doing this, that there's a big possibility that I'll ask him to do it again. So, then he has to cover his butt.
Matt: "Oh, well, this really doesn't count. You see, I sweep the back porch after I mow the grass, so this is kind of like doing yard work."
Me: "Oh, I see."
I know him so well that I know what he's really trying to tell me is that he realizes he shouldn't have shown me that he not only knows where I keep the "inside" broom, but also that he knows how to use it...I mean, you know, inside the house. So, his next question shouldn't have surprised me.
Matt: "So, um, honey, what do I do with the needles after I put them in this little pile? Do we have like one of those things to sweep stuff into?"
Me: "Oh, you mean, like a dust pan?"
Matt: "Yeah...we like don't have one right?"
See, here he's playing dumb.
Me: "Sure we do! It's in the laundry room too!"
Now, he's TOTALLY cursing himself for starting this conversation by grabbing the broom to begin with.
But, guess who's doing the sweeping from now on?
I won't name names, but it starts with an "M" & includes an "A" & 2 "T's".