Kinder and Gentler

I was getting ready for work this morning, muddling around in a half-awake daze, and I could hear raised voices coming from the livingroom. Hubby was loudly expressing his views on television news and television in general. He doesn’t like it, but he won’t turn it off. “What’s the alternative?” he asks. God forbid we should have peace and quiet! YD was trying to get him to look at it a different way (as well as the ‘turn it off’ suggestion) and was getting nowhere fast. He often expresses himself in this negative, loud manner – but is quick to say “I’m not mad at you!” …as if that makes it better. I suppose it does, in a way, as I certainly wouldn’t want him spewing all that negativity at something I’ve said or done, but it is still rather grating. Especially first thing in the morning.

Before I left, I made it clear I wasn’t happy about the negativity, but all that accomplished was making me feel bad for making him feel bad. Ended up calling him on the way to work to apologize. Does that make sense? In some warped universe, I suppose it does…

Published by


Middle-aged. Anti-social. Mom. Grandma. Town-raised farmer's wife. Iowan. Want more? Come read the blogs.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Security Code: