Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Deal Or ... No Deal?


The sun is rising in the eastern Texas sky.


The birds are waking from a night of rest.


My husband is standing beside my bed on an early Saturday morning ...


"Kellan --- you'd better get up if you are going to take the girls," he speaks softly.


I stir.


I stretch.


I yawn.


I grab my cozy comforter, pull it up to my neck, roll over away from my husband and try to sneak back into sleep.


"KELLAN," he pushes my shoulder. "ARE YOU GOING TO TAKE THE GIRLS?"


I stir.


I stretch.


I yawn.


It is SATURDAY morning!


I love sleeping in on SATURDAY mornings!


I beg ...


"I don't know why you can't just take them," I mumble sweetly. "You're going out anyway - can't you drop them off first?" I am now flashing my most persuasive smile (*all the while realizing my hair is sleep-smashed, make-up is sleep-smeared, breath is sleep-stinky and I am likely the most unattractive beggar on the face of the earth*) and speaking in my *sexy* voice and ... I reach up and touch my husband's hand lovingly.


*silence*


Then ...


I see hope ...

I see a twinkle in his blue eyes.


I see the wheels beginning to turn in his head.

He finally says ...


In his sexiest Saturday morning voice ...


"Okay ... I'll take them. If ......." he leans down and whispers seductively - like the sly, blackmailing cowboy that he is ...


You pay me back later with ...


sex."


On the upside ...What are we on ... Deal or No Deal?

I sat straight up in bed and ... hit that red buzzer, "DEAL!"

I half expected Howey Mandell to step out from behind my deal-making-sex-craving-husband to shake my hand.

It's pretty obvious ... who the smarter of the two of us is. Without a doubt - I am! Only --- not smart enough to realize I should be using that little bargaining chip ... way more often!


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42 comments:

Michelle said...

It is a wonderful bargaining chip, isn't it? I love how you got a later date out of it rather than having to pay upfront. My husband apparently doesn't accept my credit. I'll have to stop and think about what that means for awhile!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

IMHO, that is a win-win.

Joanna said...

Sniff! I'm so proud of you. Hee hee
You should have slapped that bad boy, I mean, red buzzer screaming heck ya! ;)

Dad said...

Have FUN Kel, have FUN !

bermudabluez said...

LOL! You GO Girl! Use that chip whenever you can!

Are You Serious! said...

♥ Too funny! Sounds like a good trade! :)

Nancy said...

Sounds like a win-win for both of you =)

Belle said...

yep...that is my husband's favorite negotiating strategy as well. It cracks me up! And you are SO right about that "twinkle in the eye." I suppose I should be happy that I can still motivate that twinkle after all these years.

kim-d said...

Ding-Ding-Ding! EVERYONE'S A WINNER :)!!! You Go, Girl (and you, too, deal-making-sex-craving cowboy!)...

Have a wonderful day, Kellan Renee.

The Fritz Facts said...

I use that bargining chip all the time. It is great. I can get almost anything that I need. lol

One Scrappy Chicklet said...

I always heard we women were sitting on a Gold Mine. LOL..... Sounds to me like you made a great deal.

Have a great day

Kel said...

Ding, Ding...and you've won a nice parting gift little lady! :) hehehe

That is funny!
~K

Ellyn said...

Too funny.

Kaci said...

LOL! I'm laughing at your Dad's comment...LOL! Poor Dad.

LOL!

Kelly said...

Guys are so funny like that! I hope that was some good....sleep!

tammy said...

Oh yeah, use it girl! With my hubby I can either use sex or chocolate cake as a bargaining tool.

Brenda said...

I'm at a place in my life where I'd have gotten up and taken them to the moon if need be. I've been using food as a bargaining chip lately. :-)

Eagles' Wings said...

Hmm... Thanks for the idea. I should use it sometime..

Courtney said...

Guys are so stupid! You probably would have done it anyways, but oh okay!

Aleta said...

LMAO. That was too cute of a story! You win both ways. Lol.

imbeingheldhostage said...

Powerful bargaining chip, that one. I am loving the "do" in your profile picture-- I swear you just keep looking younger and sassier-- blogging's good for anti-aging apparently.

mom2tot said...

You go girl!! I'm surprised you haven't use that deal buzzer more often, it gets really nice things around here... LOL

mannequin said...

Yes, I find this technique to be a highly effective tool when dealing with my cowboy!
If one calculates the actual time devoted to each activity, one is far better off to use the bargaining tool.

onescrappygal said...

LOL!! This was funny!!

I'd have hit that red buzzar too...and then rolled over for more ZZzz...

Laura said...

Nothing like a good trade first thing in the morning.

dani said...

"Dad's" remarks always crack me up!!! yeah, kel, you have fun with that:b
love,
dani

Rachel said...

I would have stayed in bed with that sexy hubby voice too. I should see if that works for my hubby. Enjoy your night with that cowboy. :)

Sharon said...

Very cute! Isn't married life fun!

:0) Sharon

utmomof5 said...

You got to both sleep in and have sex? That is a winning combination:) Sounds like a great way to start a Saturday to me :)

Kami said...

Your cowboy and my husband must be related!

:-)

Stacie said...

ALL deals for men start or end with sex....BOYS! however, whatever works for extra sleep, I might just be game. ;)

Laski Gal said...

My. Oh. My.

You know he walked out of that room with a major strut in his step!

Vicki said...

Hey Kellan, how are you? That's a great story. I'm trying to find your story about the deer in the pool, want to print it for my in-laws to read. Hey, am I the Posh Spice friend? If I'm not just lie to me, cuz I really want to be the POSH SPICE friend. Well I really just want to be one of the "best" friends, you can call me whatever you want.

Rosemary Bogdan said...

Teehee. Very good deal.

girlytwins said...

That is to fricken funny. My hubby tries to make the same deals :) He usually wins.

Amanda said...

So funny! I guess what ever works to just get that extra Saturday morning sleep, right!??! Hilarious!

joan said...

LOL Kellan! Good one.

Brittany said...

I think the favorite part of this entire post is... that your DAD replied!!!! ha ha. So funny.

Shannon said...

You know what I heard about Texas?

Julie said...

OMGoodness, that happens in my house ALL the time. *lol*

Elaine A. said...

Ah yes, the male's favorite bargaining chip! At least you both got want you wanted, right? ; )

DysFUNctional Mom said...

That is my kinda deal! Anything that lets me sleep in is good.

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