Be Careful What You Ask For
My birthday being tomorrow, my husband asked me to give him a list of ideas on what I'd like to do. Hawaii, a fruity drink, and a good book came to mind, but I quickly shoved that image aside and decided to be reasonable.
So I told him that I didn't really care. Just spending time with him and kids would be great. A pic-nic. Or breakfast in the mountains (a good idea before the fires started this week). Or dinner and a movie if my mom could babysit. Then before I gave him the list I wrote "adult" in front of movies, meaning I did not want to see Narnia or a cartoon.
He read over the list, smiled, and said, "really?"
"Really what?" I asked.
"You want to see an adult movie?" A surprised and strangely happy look on his face.
We haven't been out alone (without the kids) in a while so I could understand why he'd be excited, but after I thought about it for a second, I realized what kind of movie he was thinking about. I had to laugh, and explain what I REALLY meant.
So, he's been teasing me about it all week.
Isn't it funny how easily we can misundertand each other in everyday conversation? What have you been misunderstood about?