The clouds moved in over the weekend as we drove to another flea market to take a look at future options. Our umbrellas joined the pop-ups as we walked through the aisles of forgotten memories. I found a rickety old work cart that had potential to be turned into a food stand for my miniatures but my husband wasn’t convinced. Of course, I proceeded to call him a poop.
I shouldn’t have listened because it wasn’t a bank breaker. The cart was only $20 and it was one of those moments when I should have listened to myself because someone else saw it’s potential too. It was gone when we returned. I guess I should have guessed how the day was going to go. I wanted my husband to have a good time, walk around holding hands, and just enjoy the time out together.
But he proceeded to do a grown man kind of pout because shopping isn’t his favorite thing to do. Asking if he wanted anything was a passive aggressive, party-pooper no. Our trip wasn’t a surprise but if you’re partner asks you if you want to do something and you don’t, do them a favor and say no. No one wants to drag another person around all day.
No one ever said marriage or a relationship is going to be perfect. If you think it is, then you need to do a reality check because you’ve never been in a relationship. I guess this is one for the books. I’ll spare my husband any wrath and save for my pages. Writing in the middle of the night is a form of therapy, right?
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