New addition to the family

Sunday, April 13, 2008

No! Not that kind of addition! That's a topic for another day. We bought a pool table. In the spirit of Family Togetherness and Banning the Boob Tube. At least that's what I told DH when I started looking for a used one on Craigslist. The real reason? So my husband might actually spend some more time with me.

Hello, My name is One La Costa Mom and I am a WoW Widow. For those of you who don't know what that means, count your blessings. It's World of Warcraft, an online fantasy game my DH has played for about 2 years. I hate it. I wish it had never crossed our threshold. I should have put my foot down and said "oh hail no," but I didn't.

Why? For the same reason most women don't/can't say no. We want everyone to be happy even if it means we aren't. We want people to like us. And, if I had said how I felt, then I would be the bitch who never lets her husband have any fun. Everyone needs down time, I get that. I just wish his didn't involve hours at the computer with those stupid headphones on.

A good friend has put a ban on those types of games and her hubby only get to play when she's not around and one his other friends comes over with a laptop. When K found out my DH plays he got down on his knees and bowed saying "you're my idol, how did you get her to let you play?" DH just smiled and said it was no big deal, and I just smiled too. Appearance is everything.

So, I started emailing hubby links to tables I found and he jumped in with both feet. He got up super early yesterday and had to make 2 trips to get all the pieces home. We put it together in the afternoon and we all played together later in the evening.

Self serving? Maybe. Manipulative? Okay, a little. But we played together for about an hour after DS went to bed. DH gave me hug, thanked me for coming up with such a wonderful idea, then we really put the table to good use.
Wink wink. See? Everybody's happy.
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