An actual text message I actually texted to my actual wife

The Puddinette and I have a pseudo-regular habit of exchanging a few mid-morning text messages after finally settling into the day’s routine. We generally recap the events of the kind of daily Tasmanian Devil-like whirlwind that happens when you’ve got to get three kids off to one school, a fourth kid delivered to preschool, one adult out the door to face the office, and another adult set to tackle a list of errands and tasks longer than Santa’s Naughty Names compilation, all pretty much at the same time.

I won’t even get into the making of lunches, the checking of binders, the making sure shoes match* etc, etc, ad nauseum.

Anyway, at one point during this morning’s thumb-based exchange, I sent her this:

I decided we’re gonna be silly today because, well, Life…you know?

And the more I thought about it, the happier I became with that text.

So, there’s my questionable piece of wisdom for the day.  I think I’m going to apply it to my entire weekend and see how things go.  Maybe try it yourself?  Go ahead, give it a spin, see how it plays.  And, hey, if things work out, or conversely, go horribly, horribly wrong, leave a comment and share the tale with the rest of us.  You know, for fun.

Oh, shame on those of you who were all, “Oh, yeah, man tell us all about your hot morning text messages, you dog!”  You are sad, sick little puppies who perhaps should rethink your life choices.  You know who you are.  I’ve got my eye on you over there trying to hide in the back of the crowd.

Anyway, that’s how I’m going to roll this weekend. What’s your 140-character philosophy for next three days?  That’s what the comments are there for, you know.


*In my defense, I hardly ever leave the house with one brown and one black shoe anymore.  Maybe once a month, tops nowadays.

3 thoughts on “An actual text message I actually texted to my actual wife

  1. Welcome aboard Pud’n! This is how I try to live, and I am pretty pleased with how it has turned out. Hope you have a similarly enjoyable run at it.


  2. Couldn’t agree more. Laugh in the moment. Often Serious stuff to others isn’t serious in context…. I’m a great fan of “don’t sweat the small stuff”. Personal errors and oversights often make for some serious smiles. (I can’t believe I did that).


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