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About me: I'm 42 and added another gherkin to our pickle party of a family. My husband Chuck, our 9-year-old Junior, our 6-year-old Everett, our toddler and I live in a town in Connecticut I affectionately call Mulletville Lite (aka my childhood hometown). My friends call me Nutjob, and they're right. In my husband's spare time he dresses up as a Viking and chases ghosts (and I'm the nutjob?). When I'm not busy working as a graphic designer, I lie in a ball in the corner.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Gloating lesson #2: One should not brag that he is impervious to the germs of his wife and child



As I stood in the bathroom doorway tonight watching Chuck puke his brains out, the poet William Carlos Williams suddenly appeared to me. He said, "Mrs. Mullet, screw the wheelbarrow. It's time for a rewrite."

I give you:

The White Toilet

so much depends
upon

a vomiting
husband

glazed with clammy
sweat

who was supposed to
take out the garbage.

Dammit! I hate taking out the garbage.

17 comments:

Pricilla said...

Well, I suppose though, it's better than puking into the toilet. Yes?

Julia said...

I soooooo forgot to take out the garbage today. And I was not puking. OH F-bomb.

Shana said...

LOL

mo.stoneskin said...

Personally I think it is unfair that husbands always end up having the task of taking out the trash.

*pause*

Although, given the tasks I turned down I accept it humbly.

Trac~ said...

Yuck! Sorry about the hubster and the trash! I feel for ya! Big hugs!

Lindy said...

Junior is never too young to learn how to take out the trash. It's why we breed.

Working Mommy said...

That will teach him!!!

~WM

Sara said...

Yes, I do believe taking out the trash is a task Junior can be learning. :D Hope your husband gets to feeling better soon. And the entire household gets rid of the ickies.

Jenni said...

well done. wcw would be proud.

Buggys said...

Taking the trash out sucks but I would rather do that than put the frozen food away. Weird, but I hate that and puking is way down on the bottom of the list.

Magpie said...

I hate taking out the garbage. I also hate nursing the sick husband. I think I'd rather take out the garbage.

Brandy said...

i hate trash. The trash can is big and bulky and it smells.

♥Georgie♥ said...

oh dear hope chuck is better soon...cuz i so would not take out the garbage okay okay i would but geesh it's such a mans job like mowing the lawn and weed eating and changing oil...right...right?

Keely said...

Paul used to say that he was a big guy, so it took really big germs to take him down. Now he gets sick more than the toddler. Guess the germs are too big to get US now?

Jeanne said...

Lyrical. Just lyrical.

Mrsbear said...

As long as he made it to the toilet and you didn't have to rinse out his barf bucket.

Now, quarantine that man and hightail it to the next county before the virus mutates and takes you and Junior out. Again.

tattytiara said...

The one thing I like about the weather we get at this time of year. Forgetting to take out the trash is not a problem. It'll just freeze and wait till next week.