Do ya ever feel as if things aren’t quite how you envisioned them to be? Good golly, I totally get that! Before I became Cowboy’s wife I had an idea of how a married couple accomplished things that needed to be done. My sweet mom and dad whom I call Maja and Faja were the best example of a married couple. Ok, if I’m being completely honest I was only 19 when I became Mrs. Cowboy so what did I know?! My parents were pretty much the ONLY example I had. BUT over the years I have come to realize that they truly are “the best”. They have been married for over 50 years and are still very much in love, even though there are times that Maja wants to chunk a flip flop at Faja’s head. Where do y’all think I learned it from? She’s the ultimate flip flop chunker!! Oh gosh, I just crack myself up sometimes!
Everything my parents did whether it was working, raising 4 snotty nosed kids and 1 perfect one (that’s me…of course) to splitting up the household chores via a “to do” list, they did in unison. Faja worked during the day and Maja worked at night. They were the ultimate tag team. Speaking of tag team…did I ever tell ya’ll about how my parents love to watch wrestling? We grew up going to the Boys & Girls Club and when the wrestlers came to town, the Morales’ were there. And whatever you do, don’t tell them it’s fake. They take their wrestle mania VERY serious. Cowboy made that mistake one time and his mother-in-law almost put him in the corner.
After Cowboy and I had been married a couple of weeks I decided it was time to make him a “to do” list. Just so it would be easier and he wouldn’t forget. So just as I had seen my mom do so many times for my dad, I wrote the list out and put it on the fridge so Cowboy wouldn’t miss it. Pretty simple stuff. I got this!
I called Cowboy on my way home from work to remind him of his list of “to do’s”:
ME: I’m almost home. Did you see your list?
COWBOY: List of what?
ME: Your “to do” list for all of the things that I need you to do. I put it on the fridge.
COWBOY: (Chucklin) Nope, haven’t seen one of those and I don’t know how that’s gonna work.
ME: I’ll be there shortly and I’ll show you.
COWBOY: Can’t wait.
Once I get home I headed to the kitchen to start dinner. I look down and see the list on the floor. Humm, it must have fallen down before Cowboy got home. No wonder he didn’t see it.
ME: (talking to Cowboy) I found the list, it had fallen off of the refrigerator. I put it on the counter for you under the phone.
COWBOY: Oh great.
The next day when I get home I see that the list is on the floor again. What in the world?! What is happening here?
ME: (speaking to Cowboy with my hands on my hips) The list was on the floor again. Are you the one putting it there?
COWBOY: Yep, pretty sure I am. I don’t do “to do” lists princess.
ME: But how is this going to work then? I’m supposed to make the list and you’re supposed to get it done.
COWBOY: Let me see the list.
I hand it to him and he wads it up.
END OF CONVERSATION- ‘Til next Sunday y’all- Tammy