Growing of a Backbone. The DH Chronicles
So, last night was a big night. We got cable and now Dh can sit in his man-cave and watch multiple channels. In fact, he can channel surf. Swtch between multiple football games.
But, I still hang out there too, with him sometimes. Its our "talking" space, where Munchkin SD14 doesnt get to overhear and subsequently chime in on our discussions.
For example, last night. DH recieved a text from Toxic Troll. I saw it and scrolled up the conversation because it looked like an argument and I love those. Apparently, Toxic Trolls crazy sister, Crazy Troll, has been shacking up with her Homeless Husband, who has cancer, and is ready to go to the rainbow bridge any day now. Again.
Toxic Troll was arguing with Dh about wanting Munchkin to pet sit the new puppy at the apartment, because TT wants to be there to support CT's huzzy, HH, as well as CT. But she didnt want to have to drive the 20 mins back, to pick up munchie and take her to apartment and then drive back. She also wanted Munchie to stay overnight.
Her texts were kind of amusing:
"Munchie was crying because she wants to be there, and wants to be more grown up, and be on her own more."
"So, what you are actually saying is that you dont want to drive the extra 3 miles to drop off munchie. I promised I would pay her $20 and an amp".
"well, nevermind, Im driving back now."
#1. I was like "yay! you did not stop everything to drive munchie to TT's apartment, after getting comfortable in the mancave, just because TT wants you to"
#2. "You stood your ground. You expressed your not wanting Munchie to stay alone overnight in the apartment, and not being comfortable about that."
#3. I pointed out to BOTH dh AND Munchkin that last time she stayed overnight she cryed to both of us about it and it wasnt that long ago.
#4. Its our time. She wants to do this, do it on HER time. If DH had done this, he would have to also transport back to our space. TT can provide her own transport. DH has done full transport houses and school for over 6 years, now its time the Troll bust out with some trasnport, especially for her own plans.
#5. I told him Im so proud that he refused her. And she actually respected it, by not coming over to pick up Munchkin on our time, for an overnight alone.
I know Munchkin was bummed because it would have been easy money and easy amp. Im of the attitude that she will get over it.
So, I will lift my glass to DH and his solid backbone!