Saturday, February 24, 2007

Tony and I laughed until we cried

Note: Have not forgotten the fear post, just don't have time to blog it properly.

Saturday, we're getting ready to go to the grocery store, Publix, and Tony is standing at the sink washing out tupperware bowls.

I was eating a slice of cheese and notice he's wearing a faded grey Palm Bay High football t-shirt, his navy plaid pajama pants, white socks and his leather slip on, slide shoes.

Hum. "Are you wearing those pants to Publix?"

"Yeah, unless you can give me 27 reasons why not."

"Well," I say in a low voice, chewing cheese. "You look like a Grandpa."

"So, I'm old enough to be a grandpa."

"You'll embarrass your wife."

"What else you got?"

I tear off another piece of cheese and still in a low, slow voice say, "They're... flood... waters."

Tony looks up. "Actually, that's the best reason you've given so far."

I start laughing. He adds, "I don't mind not being fashionable, but I don't want to look like dork."

I laugh even harder.

"Flashbacks from '70s young teen insecurites," Tony says. "Wasn't it the worst to wear flood waters?"

He's laughing, I'm laying on the counter, laughing so hard I can't breath, eyes watering. Tony goes into the bedroom and changes into jeans.

I laughed all the way to Publix. We ran into several people we know, one we hadn't seen in a dozen years. Tony looked quite dapper in his ankle covering jeans.

Maybe you had to be there. But the combination of me saying, "they're flood waters," and Tony reacting like we would've in seventh grade was just too, too funny.


Will H. Donaldson Family said...

See, I can totally relate to his comment: "I don't mind not being fashionable, but I don't want to look like dork." There must be something deep in that...or Not...LOL

Rebekah said...

ROFLOL.... lolol

Rebekah said...

hee hee hee.... im still gigglin

Elizabeth said...

LOL that is too funny!
Please don't tell me the world has deteriorated to the point where even Tony is going to the store in PJs. LOL

Kristy Dykes said...

Laughing with your sweetie is soooo healthy for a marriage. I smiled as I read your post. Somebody said, "The shortest distance between two people is laughter." You and Tony were very close that morning. Hurray for a couple strengthening their marriage!

Mom of 5 said...

LOL and LOL I can picture Tony in those PJ pants, etc. and thinking of him going through the store in them cracks me up. So glad you wrote this one down -
Love Mom

Candice Speare said...

Oh, sometimes men have no fashion sense at all!! They just don't seem to care. Sometimes I wish I didn't care how I look when I go out!