Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Mistress

Last night when Jeffrey got home from work he rushed into the bedroom (after dinner, of course) and closed the door. He asked to not be disturbed. After a couple of hours of his disappearance I decided to find out what he was up to.

I opened the door and he looked up guiltily.

I gasped.

"Don't be mad" he said.

There I saw her. Lying next to him on the bed.

She was staring at me unabashed. Flaunting her supposed supremacy in my own home, on my
own bed.

I went into the room and sat down beside them.

"Put the computer away, and come spend time with me. Remember me? Your wife who has little to no adult interaction during the day." I pleaded.

The computer has now taken up a permanent residence on my bed. I tease Jeffrey that it is his mistress and he is having an affair, because he spends so much time on it. He hurries home from work and heads straight to the computer. How can I compete? I know very little about the goings on in the world, and even less about his favorite topic, WWII.

But I can't complain too much, because without the computer I wouldn't have so many blogging friends.

So, it stands. The computers in my home are both friend and foe in the same instance. What am I to do?


Sheryl said...

I don't know what to tell you. I have several friends who have this issue in their relationship. I'm going to try and take a lesson from it and establish ground rules before I tie the proverbial knot. I guess the two of you will just have to form an agreement you can both live with! Good luck! Let me know how it goes!

Capt'n Amazing's wife said...

Hmm...yeah Nick and I sometimes have similar issues. I just try different tactics which are in my mind quite clever. For example one time I timidly went in and said, "Um excuse me, could I make an appointment with you for 7:30?" And he thought I was so cute that he couldn't resist. Other times I just have to ask him to do something specific with me and then he'll come away. But I realize that sometimes we just need alone time so I decided to let him have some of it without getting mad at him for it. Then I find something worthwhile to do while he is at his computer.