Sometimes, I think Fiance just doesn’t listen. I think he has half an ear on the conversation, just to make sure I’m not saying anything important, but in general I think he’s pretty tuned out to my chatter.
Sometimes, though, Fiance manages to surprise me, and I realize he really does pay attention to the things that matter to me. And I feel like he cares.
Sometimes, these two completely opposite situations happen within milliseconds of each other.
After taking a shower last week, I was wearing my pajama pants with the monkeys on them. Fiance and I discussed our dinner options, deciding finally to walk a couple blocks to grab some food from a local restaurant. I mentioned that this meant I would have to change out of my monkey pants, prompting this exchange:
F: No, I like the monkeys! All the monkeys go berserk!
Me: Wow, good job, dear!
Me: You actually paid attention to all my talking about Bubbers and his books!
F: Who’s Bubbers?
I swear, sometimes it’s one step forward and three steps back around here.