Thursday, December 1, 2011

and that's what happens when you sell one of your offspring on eBay to the highest bidder

Last night was a typical night here.

We did the homework Nazi routine, scrambled to chauffeur our kids to their various events, I came home and started dinner, H came home and we had the usual exchange.  You know,

"Hi, how was your day."

"Fine."

"Great, good.  yada yada."  (we've been married a long time, he doesn't really listen to me 92% of the time).

"So what's for dinner?"

And that's when I casually told my husband that I sold one of the kids on eBay for $12.82.

He stood before me with a stricken look on his face, mouth slack jawed and slowly dawning horror as my words sunk in...  "Seriously?"  He choked out through trembling lips.  His indrawn breath was followed by a second gasp.  "That doesn't even sound normal!  You're making that up."

OK.  What I actually said was not actually related to e-bay, it was instead more along the lines of:

"I'm making Spaghetti Squash Taco's for dinner."

And so that's how I ended up cooking 2 meals for dinner last night.

One for me.  And one for Them.

So.  Does anyone want to guess how his response to the information regarding the new/used treadmill delivery date went down?....

Yeah, it was almost as good as spaghetti squash.

8 comments:

Melissa Cunningham said...

you.totally.crack.me.up!

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Kids are only going for $12.82 these days? Bummer.

MCM Mama said...

Snort.

Meredith said...

My husband would respond the same. If there's not meat, it's not a meal :) As for the kids? Yeah, I threaten to sell them to the gypsy's. It worked when they were younger... now, they just laugh. Darn it!

Char said...

You only got $12.82. I sold my oldest for $15.64 but our dollar was doing well then.

Michelle said...

Seriously...you should've videotaped.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I guess I'd better start making other retirement plans if kids are only bringing $12.82.

runningthedawn.com said...

meanwhile all i can think about is how yummy those squash tacos sound....