Thursday, October 24, 2013
Step Twenty-One: Short and Sweet
Mr. E doesn't do well with long meaningful discussions about why a freshly-made bed absolutely rocks my socks at the end of the day.
So I keep it short.
Hun. Please put your shoes away. I love you.
Simple, concise and to the point.
We could talk for days about feelings and emotions and history and baggage, but the easiest way to get Mr. E to do something is to lay it out in its bare bones.
No ruffles. No ribbons. I do keep it polite, though. Most of the time.
I've heard it's a guy thing. I've heard that guys just don't like talking a whole lot. That they don't do well with big words or explanations. That's okay. Before my first cup of coffee or glass of wine, I don't do well with them either.
But sometimes I think we all need it short and simple. Sometimes I just need you to get to the point of what you're saying so I can do it already. And get back to what I want to do, amirite?