Are you familiar with 'Modern Family'? You know, the TV series on all the time...or at least the reruns are. Charles and I frequently(as in every night) watch this show, and are thoroughly entertained.
It was not until the "Wedge Salad" episode, that I realized I belong in the Dunphy household.
OK, here's the rundown...Phil and Claire Dunphy are married with 3 children. He is a realtor, she is a stay-at-home mom. Claire is a control-freak, Phil was a college cheerleader who thinks his memories of riding on the back of his buddies scooter were "some of the best times". Claire tries to live everyone's lives for them, while Phil is in the front yard practicing tight-rope walking. Phil's a dreamer, Claire doesn't have much imagination. Phil is laid back, while Claire has.to.win..
Get the picture?
If not, you should watch it, it's probably on right now.
In the "Wedge Salad" episode, Phil comes home from the grocery store and proudly displays the bag of broccoli to Claire, because he remembered she wanted it!!
But! She! Wanted! Cauliflower!
Then, she loses it.
Here's a clip of that....
I can't watch it...the mess she makes in that kitchen makes me cringe...
For the rest of the episode Phil is trying to figure out why Claire is SO mad. Cauliflower isn't a big deal! Near the end, Phil orders a wedge salad and tells Claire how much, "she really needs to try one!". This is when she REALLY loses it. You see, Claire had been telling Phil to try a wedge salad, but he never listened until one of his buddies told him, "how great they were!".
Phil doesn't listen.
This is my life.
I spit new information at my husband every.day....but not until either he READS it on The Facebook, OR hears it from someone at the office, does he believe it to be true.
Exhibit A: I drink over a gallon of water every day, and we have ALL heard about how it helps to drink a glass of water before you eat for a number of reasons...right????
Do YOU think I failed to mention this to my husband??? noIdidn't.
He called me one day to tell me he, "just heard that you should drink a glass of water before every meal to help you feel fuller faster".
Exhibit B: He was lying on the couch one night and hollered at me in the kitchen, "Hey! Did you know that cinnamon actually boosts your metabolism AND is really good for you?!".
People, I buy the BIG container of cinnamon...not because I like apple pie.
TODAY: I was on the phone with my darling sweet thang, and he says, "Hey! Are you ready? I'm about to wedge salad you.....".
THEN he told me all about the health benefits of Metamucil.
Yesterday I told him all about how I was going to buy some(and did) because of the information I had recently been reading about it. I tried to convince him that he should take it and he just sighed.
At least he recognizes.
I think I'll keep him ;).
Maybe someone will put something on The Facebook about the health benefits of folding laundry....
P.s. THIS little fella just turned 3!!!
Happy Birthday Jackson!!