So the other night as we finish dinner, I pick up my empty tea mug and head to stove to put the kettle on.
“Can I have some tea, too?” my husband asks.
“Sure. Where’s your mug?”
He points to the one in my hand. “I think that one’s mine.”
“Nope. Yours is probably upstairs.”
“YOURS is upstairs.”
This is going nowhere fast. “Dude. No.”
Always a tower of jello, I go upstairs and retrieve it.
“See? Here’s your mug. It was right where you left it.”
He shakes his head. “I told you. That’s YOUR mug.”
“It’s my mug? I left MY mug on the table next to YOUR chair with YOUR brand of tea bag inside?”
A long pause.
He reaches for it and chokes back a smile. “What I meant was, this was your mug before we got married. And if we ever get divorced, you’ll retain full custody of this mug. I mean, come on… it has sunflowers all over the sides.”
I laugh. I can’t help it.
“Does that mean I still get tea?”