Madly in Love Monday

I am madly in love this Monday with my Engineer because he is honest about his internal struggles.

I know when there is internal conflict within Engineer because he gets really belligerent pouty mule-headed touchy about something that should be a non-issue.  After a moment or two of sweet and gentle prodding by yours truly, we usually get down to the root of the issue.

**What's wrong with you? 
Are you sure? 
Yes I'm sure! 
It seems like something. 
Then why are you so obstinate about not wanting to pick up your socks? 

This scene usually is halted by me getting a cookie to keep my strength up so I can see this process through and Engineer doing something alone quietly for a moment.  Then we're back in business.

Ahyabeddrnamb?  *(Are you better now?)
Wadizthprlm?  *(What is the problem?)
I don't want to pick up my socks because I don't like the whole instance surrounding my abandonment of my socks upon the floor.   

Then, Engineer rattles off a soliloquy of how he came to take off his socks in the first place and how those events have kept him up at night.  Even though he knows the right thing to do is to put the socks in the hamper, he just can't bring himself to do it right now because of the surrounding issues.

Ummmm....okay......Just pick up the blasted socks and we will work through the damage it does to your psyche later!!! 

Eventually, Engineer always does the right thing and is good about vocalizing his internal struggle...even if it is afterwards.

1-4-3 EM!

*Translation for those who do not speak fluent Cookieinmouth
**The events described in this post are fictional...somewhat...and are used as an example of how a small thing is an indication of a bigger thing.  Engineer does not normally have inner turmoil over putting his socks in the hamper; he just forgets to do it.

This is part of Heavenly Homemakers' Gratituesday.


  1. Just wondering if you engineer is actually five or six years old, or if this one is a husband. I discovered my children could be easily understood by two things--what season of the year it was compared to their birthday, ( at about 6 months past their birthday I noticed they got cranky all the time) and by their basic personality type--artist, thinker, engineer, Italian (I say that in humor, but there are those that have to move their hands and talk or yell about everything, then it's over!!!)

  2. Hee hee...nope...Engineer (my hubby) is very close to his next birthday though. :)


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