Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Don't Judge a Book by the Splayed Woman on the Cover

The DNB and I are reading POTTER! aloud together. It sounds all loveful and unicorns and lollipops, but it's really just preparation for Kirby and Madeline. Because let's face it, these kids are going to need all the extra intellectual stimulation they can get. Otherwise they'll never be able to reach the unrealistically high standards we'll have set for them.

However, the DNB's schedule makes it difficult to do as much reading as we'd like, so I bought another book that I can read on my own. I'm not going to give the title because, frankly, it's embarrassing. Let's just say it satisfies a craving I've had since May for mindless entertainment.

One of the characters in the book describes how a wife SHOULD NEVER arrive home laden with shopping bags after her husband is home. Husbands, apparently, don't love to see how much their wives spend. WHAT?!

Hypothetically speaking, this may have hit home for me. There may have been two Sephora packages delivered on an afternoon when the DNB was home, and he may have given me a look which said, I want you to look like the trophy wife I married you to be, and I don't care what it takes. Or it could have said, Stop spending money.

Either way.

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