Today’s moment

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6:50AM

I am brushing my teeth and getting ready for work. I come out of the bathroom and am standing next to Nelson who is asleep on the bed.

Me: (in a whisper) Psst…Are you awake?
Nel: (groggy – he’s asleep) Huh?
Me: When you wake up, look in the tub.
Nel: Why?
Me: There’s a huge, juicy silverfish in the tub.
Nel: Flush it.
Me: Down the tub?
Nel: The toilet.
Me: I can’t, it’s too big and juicy.
Nel: (moans and goes back to sleep)

I walk out of our bedroom and am heading downstairs for breakfast…

Me: Oh no! There’s a spider on the wall!
No response.

Minutes later I hear Nelson’s footsteps upstairs. He killed the silverfish. That’s how I know he loves me.

The spider lives.

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