Friday, November 28, 2008

And the "Bite Your Tongue" Award Goes To . . .

If there exists an award for the person who is able to bite their tongue and not say what is really on their mind it should go to my husband. And the person he could easily have been angry with is me. Yes, me. I know, I am usually pretty well behaved, but this time I did have a huge blooper. I am blaming it on the fact that I have company in town, Thanksgiving was yesterday and biggest of all, my son is getting married in the morning. So, I haven't been thinking all that clearly. But the story began this afternoon when my husband took my father and our son-in-law out into the desert to shoot guns. And since he took my car, that meant I had to drive his.

Of course, that shouldn't have mattered. Everyone knows that when you park a car you actually put the gear in park and turn off the car. I know that. But for some reason, I forgot to do it. I had my daughters and mother in the car with me and we were going to see the movie Twilight. I dropped them off at the front of the theater and went to park the car. My husband and father met us there. (Yes, my husband and father were there to see Twilight as well, but that is a different adventure.) After the movie, my husband and I walked out to his car. As we approached it, we heard a warning bell ringing from the car. Perplexed, we opened the car door where we also saw the lights on, and that the car wasn't even in park! It was still in drive. Now don't ask me how a car can stay still in a parking spot for two hours in drive with the motor running, but it did. However, when we went to turn the car back on, it was dead. The battery had died.

Now this is where I fell in love with my husband all over again. He was certainly justified in getting upset with me, or at least saying something. But he didn't. We just hurried and called my dad to come back so we could jump the car and then we left to meet everyone at the restaurant for dinner. When I apologized for the mistake he just said, "It takes time to get used to a new car." What a sweety! I have only been driving cars for . . . .well, we don't need the exact number, I quit aging once I turned 42 anyway, but lets just say it has been for a long time. By now I should know what to do with a car when I leave it for a couple hours in a parking lot. And so that is why, my wonderful husband wins the "Bite Your Tongue" Award. And one more reason why life with him brings so much . . . joy to my journey!

4 comments:

Becky said...

Now that is a sweetheart of a husband! You are blessed to have him. Thanks for your nice comment on my blog--I am glad you liked the agate story. I am heading to the temple today and will take another peek at it myself.

Dave and Camille said...

Haha... amazing that you didn't even mention that you had forgotten to put the car in park earlier also... hmmm. Maybe for Christmas Dad should get you a driver. :)

Aunty Em said...

Oh, that is sweet. It was so great to see you..... at your son's reception (thanks for letting me crash the party), it was beautiful!

Also, I'm impressed that he & your Dad went to Twilight with you, I was so glad Manuel didn't come see it with us girls. In fact, after the movie I tole him that he never has my permission to see it (because he'll never let me live it down).

Trina said...

I'm super impressed. What a sweet husband you have. I did this once. Seriously! I put the car in park, running, with the keys in the ignition, and left it in the parking lot for 2 hours while I went into the library with my kids. Coming out, I wondered why the car next to me was running with no one in it! Um ... that was mine. Marc wasn't so sweet. Oh well, maybe when he's 50!!! :)