Tuesday, January 19, 2010

You just have to love a good communications breakdown...

...right?

So...

My very sweet husband decided somehow that yesterday would be a good day to read my blog.

He came into my office looking pretty much like this. And since I was sitting in the comfy leather chair in my office intently and voraciously reading War and Peace I impatiently answered, "huh, what?"

To which he quizzically answered, "your blog? I don't get it? What are you talking about?"

I just buried my nose more studiously in my very thick book and told him "girl stuff, go away now!"

But he did not.

I peeked out of the corner of my eye and he was still standing in my office door...sigh...

"What?" I asked him again and he repeated his question and I repeated my answer.

So he said "is this like when you and Jessie (the daughter who just turned 30) would start talking about tampons when you wanted me to leave the room?"

(I am ashamed to say that we did, indeed, use this technique more then once when we weren't even talking about tampons at all! It's a good trick! Try it!)

Where was I?

Oh yea, OK, so...husband still not leaving, blah, blah, blah...

So I put down my epic light reading and said "what don't you GET?"

And he said "who is following JP?"

And I said, after sighing deeply, "it's not who, it's hoo haw...and it's not JP it's PJ!!!!!"

Oh my gosh. He is still not going to leave.

"Hoo Haw!" I say, "you know? Hoo haw?"

But he just gives me this look again So I say, "you know? Little girl bottom?"

A term he knows because when the granddaughters were little with a dirty diaper I would always have to remind him to clean "there" so I started to call it their "little girl bottom" so he didn't have to get all red and embarrassed and all.

Like he did last night when I explained the medical term "hoo haw" to him.

And being the mature person that I am I graciously refrained from giggling until he finally left my office all red-faced and annoyed!

And to be honest here I'm kind of relieved we had this conversation.

Because if we ever have another granddaughter I can now use the medically accepted term instead of that other silly name. I'm all about calling things by the right name here on Jenny Matlock. YessirreeBob!

And geez! Really! Who calls that a "little girl bottom" anyway?

Sigh.


Did you miss the first part of this story? Just click here to read it!

PS. Rest up cuz tomorrow I am going to explain how Alphabe-Thursday is going to work and it may hurt your brain if you're tired. Oh, and did I mention there will be PRIZES?????!!!!!!!!!

47 comments:

Cassie said...

OMG! You are certifiably nuts. And...you make me laugh. Thanks for that.

MrsJenB said...

You know, it's amazing. We just had a discussion the other day about certain female issues and certain female products, ie tampons. Not only does my husband say "tampon" in a tight-lipped whisper, but he had a few misconceptions which I laughingly but lovingly tried to clear up. I have to remind myself that there's really no reason for him to know!

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

that is sooo awesome! serves him right for standing there waiting for a reply! ha ha

Julie Schuler said...

I was just wondering why it is the current trend that we tell our children the correct name for their genitals, but it seems prudish to NOT have a nickname for the buttocks. I know we use po-po and doopah at our house. It just seems stuffy to tell your kids to "sit down on your buttocks" when you can say "park your Po-po!"

Cindy Shea said...

Aaaaaw! C'mon ladies, cut the poor guy some slack...him's just didn't know and was curious...lol :)

Theresa said...

OH Jenny, you make my stomach hurt! I bend over double laughing at your blog! Funniest story, 1st and 2nd:) Have a great Tuesday!

Viki said...

That was such a cute story. It sure had me laughing.

Jana said...

hahaha, Im so glad he didnt get it, it would be more awkward if he did.

Audra said...

Oh. My. Goodness! I was laughing at the comment you left me on my blog and still chuckling when I headed over to see what your blog was like. I laughed so hard I snorted...Not in the sexy Sandra Bullock way either!

Our poor husbands really don't know what to do with us do they? I often remind mine that he won't understand, I don't have the patience to put it into GUY SPEAK and when he does understand he will wish to Heck he didn't.

Most of the time, my husband looks at me, shakes his head as he retreats and says "I love you". I am not sure if that is a declaration, a question or statement. Sure glad he does.

Thankful I found your blog! I can't wait to read more!

ttfn....

Cedar ... said...

Still laughing here,.... really laughing! Loved it!

5thsister said...

A classic post! LOL! I absolutely adore the fact that you posted a picture of him and "Huh?". Priceless. Oh, and FYI I've never heard it called a hoo haw. You learn something new everyday!

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

Ta Tas and Hoo Haws...........

Renee' said...

Hi Dear Hubby Of Jennys :) Nice to meet you :)
Im Renee :)

Goose Hill Farm said...

Hi, Jenny~

OMGosh...they just keep getting better! Thank you for this wonderful laugh. I so needed it this morning! :D

Blessings~
Laura

Paula said...

thank goodness for your blog Jenny...you crack me up!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Poor Guy.... Men can just be so clueless, can't they???? ha ha.... Anyone with any 'medical' knowledge knows what Hoo Haw is.... Aren't we females all doctors anyhow???? ha

But I have one question, Miss Doctor Queen... What is the medical term for "little BOY bottoms"??????

Hugs,
Betsy

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I'm sorry I missed PJ's questionable "follower's" avatar as I can't imagine how THAT picture was displayed in the teeney tiny follower square!

I love Betsy's question in the comment above me and I, too, would like to know the answer to that...lol

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Hi Jenny,
thanks for stopping by! Your blog is a hoot! Love this post. I'm beginning to think no husbands understand blogs....not just mine. Mine doesn't want any personal stuff on mine which isn't always easy to do. He's still mad I have a pic of him and the cat on my sidebar!
xo,
Carole

Heather at All A Flutter said...

Hi Jenny!! Your writing is a hoot!! I can just picture your poor hubby standing in the doorway looking all bewildered. Haha.
Thanks for the kind words you left on my blog. You're too sweet! Hope you'll come back by.
Thanks!!
Heather

Diana said...

oh I just feel so sorry for men sometimes, poor dears, they just don't have a clue at times.
Love Di

Mardell said...

I've never heard the term hoo haw! And po-po's (pronounced p"oh"), are cops here in NY! Funny post. And I love Chuck's ZSQ-style pic. You are both hilareous. :o)

Janiece said...

I told my dear husband along time ago...it's MY blog...
read it and enjoy my sick twisted world...or just live trying to understand without words my sick twisted world...in other words...read it or leave it....hehheee

tata's and whowho's just girl words :O)

Wanda said...

Any new readers probably scratched their head more than once, with this funny post, Jenny. You are too much...but...we can't seem to get enough of you!

Jo said...

Newish reader ... but did read last post ... both of them have me laughing hysterically ...not just saying lol but actually laughing! And thanks Jenny for following my itty bitty blog!

Jules said...

Love it!!

Jennifer said...

Somehow, I think, if I were him, that would be my face about 90% of the time living with you, hahaha.

That does remind of a couple at my church, though, where the husband is just the innocent bystander...

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Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs said...

Thanks for stopping by Ruby Moon Designs! And thanks for your sweet comment! FYI, my hubby NEVER reads my blog...so at least yours has one thing going for him, even if he doesn't understand you...but really do they EVER understand?!! Haha!

-Grace

Busy Bee Suz said...

You guys are too funny....love the term Hoo Haw. I hope he remembers this silly conversation!!!

mbkatc230 said...

Thanks for the big belly laugh today Jenny, I really needed it! The picture of DH with the sign is priceless. And so are you! Kathy

Prim2Pink said...

Your Hubby has to be a real HOOT!!! Look what he has to put up with. Tell him I'm holding a card that says "Hey" just for him!!
Judy

SweetMelissa said...

I just never know when SweetManOMine is going to take a gander at the blog so I try to just say really good stuff about him. ;)

Oh, and Jenny, dear...as for not linking you on my post...you should know by now I just want to keep you all to myself!!

Bits-n-Pieces said...

*borrows the hubby's sign. I read the previous entry..and am still a little confused. But that's ok. I tend to live on the corner of Dazed and Confused!

All My Yesterdays said...

What a fun Hubby...really! How could he not have a sense of humor living with you? Even a 'quiet' one (O:
Keep us laughing!

Cynthia said...

Jenny - can WE have a talk one day? I have 3 kids and 4 grandkids, but obviously, I'm confused. I thought a hoo haw was a boy part - big or little??!!

Sares said...

This is FUNNEEE!!! I can't believe he didn't think this was funny. I hope he doesn't read this post of he may be planning revenge for embarrassing him yet again, this time in public!

Sage said...

Thank you so much for dropping in; you have a grat blog; really interesting,funny,cute and down to earth.
Rita

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Jenny Sweetie...
I love the Hoo Haw. I am going to have to remember that one. Yo always find a way to make me chuckle for the morning. I think you missed your calling sweetie, you should be a comedian. I can always rely on you for a brighter day and a smile.

Thank you for sharing. Thank you DH for playing along. What a wonderful addition to the post today.

Country hugs sweetie and so much love...Sherry

Cora said...

Men are so funny and need too much detail and explanation!! My husband reads my blog everyday!!

Love your humor!! :)

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Well this just made me crack up. Thanks for the smile today, I needed it!

I appreciate your comment on Casey. We miss him tons but know he is in a better place.
Have a great day!
~Michelle

My name is PJ. said...

I'm sitting here in my temporary storage area laughing my behind off and there are scads (good word) of people in and about today listening to me.

You are killing me! Your husband is adding to it!

Justine said...

O.M.G. You got him to pose with a sign! That right there makes you brilliant in my book!

Hoo ha, hoo hoo, vajayjay... whichever name you call it, it's always funny to read about.

Justine :o )

laterg8r said...

i love the tampon idea - wtg confusing the dh, keeps them on edge LOL :D

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I really think my husband has a brain switch he flips when I start talking blog. He appears to be listening, but I know I'd better not give a quiz!

Giveaway on my blog today...check it out!

Sue

Jennifer said...

LOL! You two are a hoot! And I love that tampons are a 'weapon of choice'! Hahahaha! Good one! I will DEFINITELY have to use that!

Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day, SITStah! ;-)

lissa said...

fun read, you write with such a wonderful way

sheila said...

OMG, I love your blog, witty. INformative. Sigh. lol!

Love the Huh? pics, that's hysterical!