That’s the One You Shoot

by Ginger on September 25, 2011

in Day in the Life

My husband and I have this little joke…”That’s the one you shoot.”

You know how in movies or shows with a clone/robot impersonator/double, there’s always a scene where someone has to choose which one to shoot? Who’s the real one, and who’s the bad guy? WHO DO YOU SHOOT?

So anyway, we have this joke that “that’s the one you shoot” when we talk about something we’d never eat, never do, never choose. I’m not explaining well, lemme give you some examples:

“If I ever choose an IPA, that’s the one you shoot.”

“If I order the death by chocolate dessert, that’s the one you shoot.”

“If I ever willingly decide to run a marathon, that’s the one you shoot.”

(You’d be surprised how often one or the other of us would have been shot by now).

Anyway, this weekend was filled with my doing things that made my husband question whether or not he should be looking for a weapon to take out the imposter who replaced his wife. (Except he might have liked this imposter better.)

Like when I willingly reorganized the kitchen.

Or when I, with no prodding, filled a box with books to donate.

Then there’s the hours I spent going through Jackson’s toys, clothes, and other STUFF and filled three boxes worth for storage and giveaway.

Or there was the time I spent cleaning the top of the fridge, the top of the microwave, and the cabinets. (this one might have been the biggest shock of the weekend.)

There were more, but suffice it to say, I was…not myself this weekend. I swear, I never felt the urge to nest this bad when I was PREGNANT (no, I’m not pregnant again. I’m just weird I guess). Don’t worry though, I’m sure I’ll be back to normal soon. In any case, whether it seems like it or not, I’m not the one you shoot.

Elizabeth September 25, 2011 at 10:08 pm

Cleaning frenzies are very, very rare for me, but when they do happen, they are so cathartic.

I hope you enjoy your new found tidiness!

Perpetual Breadcrumbs September 26, 2011 at 4:52 am

I am so glad I am not the only one who does this! The “how to tell me from an impostor” game, not the, um, cleaning. I have not been on a cleaning frenzy in some time.

kate September 26, 2011 at 6:18 pm

Glad you cleared up the pregnancy rumor/thoughts. 🙂 Sounds like you had a productive weekend. And, speaking as someone who is deep in the throws of a nesting stage – I feel ya!

Carolyn (temysmom) September 26, 2011 at 9:54 pm

I love that you have a secret little joke. My husband and I do all sorts of things that people look at and go, “Huh?”

Michelle September 27, 2011 at 8:18 pm

My husband probably would have just shot me. Because cleaning like that? I don’t know that I’ve ever done that. The state of my house is always “shambles”. I think after I chase after the kid all day, I just don’t have the energy. Or I just have excuses.

I’ve been going on very long walks lately – and that’s sort of out of the ordinary for me.

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