someone recently asked me "where do u see urself 5 years from now". so i decided to twist the question & ask hubby of where we saw us 5 years from now!. snippets of how confusing conversations can be. and how very doofusy!
me: we can get a dog. he can entertain me now. and later, when we have a kid, he can take care of it too.
v: yeah, good idea. but i thought u wanted a cat?
me: yeah, but cats aren't good with kids and vice-versa. besides, we'll be shifting, so no point getting a cat. he may not be able to adapt. we can get a nice big doggie, though. a tan labrador or a golden retriever.
v: so 5 years from now, job, kid & dog.
me: yeah. plus a house and bigger car as a result of the dog & kid. no more sexy 2-door car!
v: yeah. true. so many changes. but i guess we'd be ready for them by then. ok... can i choose the name already? or will that make u feel like distant future is near future?
me: oh no! not at all! in fact, i've already chosen the name.
v: u have? y didn't u tell me?
me: i thot u'd feel pressured. same thing u sed, u know!
me: *beaming at my own intelligence* doofus.
v: stunned into silence, expression bordering panic.
me: *surprised & confused* u don't like it?
v: *knowing there will be no other opportunity to say this*
um... NO! that's a weird name!
me: *defiantly* what's weird with doofus?
v: imagine! we'll say "doofus, come here!" "doofus, do this", "doofus, don't do that!" poor thing will never get an opportunity to be perceived as bright. he'll be a born doofus.
me: he doesn't need to be perceived bright! he'll look doofusy too, u know.
v: look doofusy? WHY? how do u know!?
me: what's wrong with u? all labs or retrievers look doofusy. they're not, but they sure do look it! that's partly why i like them!
v: *kind of relieved* oh! we were talking about the dog, eh? i wanted to think of a name for the kid...
we couldn't stop laughing. and as far as d kid's name's concerned, we'll just cross that bridge when we get to it...!