Friends, have you ever bit your tongue when your spouse does something that you think is a really bad idea?
In the recent past, a situation occurred in my house where biting my tongue couldn't stop the words from coming out. In an effort to not be the nagging wife, I promise I only volunteered my input once. I had to say something though. In my mind it was a bad idea and I didn't want to be responsible for what may happen. So, I simply uttered the words, "Is that a good idea?" And upon being reassured there was nothing to worry about. I never said another word.
You see that lovely european elk rack on the wall in the above pic? Yes, it is missing half the skull. This is my husband's elk from a couple of years ago. It used to be mounted on a wooden plaque. It used to have the full skull intact. It used to be where my husband hung his bows.
One quiet evening while watching t.v., a very loud crash occurred producing a fine dust cloud of white shattered elk skull on the end table below.
I froze not knowing what to say or how to react. I bit my tongue and resisted the "I told you so" comment from flowing from my lips. I think I said something stupid like "are you okay?"
I honestly wondered if there would be tears.
After realizing it wasn't Elk #1, I heard my husband say something like, "You warned me. I should have listened to you. You were right." (I wasn't going to say it.)
We recently finished painting the office, and Mr. broken elk skull was jerry rigged so that he could be hung up once again. I think he looks pretty good. I kinda like it better that way anyway. It reminds me of what a great husband I have.
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