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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Maybe It’s Just Us

Maybe It’s Just Us

I think there is a strange dynamic between myself and Mrs. C.  I’m not complaining, it is just strange.  I wonder if it is a dude-dudette kind of thing in general or maybe it’s just us.

There are a few things that Mrs. C will do for me that I never have to ask for, as a matter of fact they are things that I can easily do for myself and would never ask for her to intercede.  Nevertheless, she always does these things.

There is always a full container of Carnation Coffee Creamer powder stuff next to my coffee brewer.  There is always a full container of honey that I use with my coffee, and there is always fresh coffee, either for my drip machine, or those individual cups thing.

I never ask, “Do we have any coffee?”  I never ask, “Do we have any creamer.”  I have never requested, “Is there any honey.” These things are just always where I expect them.

There is always a box of Kleenex on the table on my side of the bed.  Always.  There are always "Little Bites" coffee cakes in the cupboard for my after-dinner coffee.  There is always yogurt in the fridge and eggs, bacon and sausage for my breakfast.  These things never run low.  Never.

Mrs. C does all these things and more without my request.

I don’t think there is anything similar that I regularly do for Mrs. C.  I don’t anticipate her needs in the same way as she anticipates mine.

However, if we are lying in bed and she simply mentions she is out of water, or would really like a piece of chocolate or an Italian Ice, I will get up and go downstairs and get her what she wants without a second thought.

On the other hand, if I realize I am out of water, and ask for a refill she responds with an instant and dismissive


Apparently, our dynamic is she anticipates my needs and takes care of them, but spur of the moment desires are not in her relationship description.

Apparently, I do not need to anticipate her needs, I just need to be on call.

I’m not complaining…works for us.


  1. Sounds like the perfect relationship to me. I remember doing much the same when I was married. We never, ever, ran out of the essentials, coffee, tea, biscuits, toilet paper and everyone's favourite shop-bought snacks. The freezer was always filled with home baked goodies, not all of them sweet, some were need-dinner-in-a-hurry cooked meals. It's a woman-of-the-house thing. We are the caretakers.

  2. It all comes naturally with women, they just know what to do and do it, without question!

  3. Yup - that's how it works in our house except I don't make coffee because I don't drink the stuff.

  4. That’s funny. My wife does the same thing. I really don’t know what size clothes I wear. They magically appear at the foot of our bed.

  5. Sounds like a great way to do things.

  6. Very sweet. Don't mess with what works.

  7. Sounds like you two have an ideal relationship (if you didn't have to interpret her shopping lists)!!

  8. It ain't broke and the fact that she does the thinking for you and you run the errands has to be comfortable.

  9. That's how our relationship goes. It's also how my job goes. As a surgical tech my job is to anticipate what the surgeon will need and have it ready to go ahead of time. (Famous surgery line: Don't give me what I ask for, give me what I need) Does that make them my work husbands? I think I just threw up in my mouth.

  10. Don't push your luck asking for extras! She knows you can't be expected to remember to do things for her, so doing them on request is the alternative. It's a perfect system. Don't mess it up.

  11. And this is how you know that you are married to the right person!


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