Gig Girl Wonders: Are Venus & Mars Our Only Options?

by Gig Girl on October 3, 2012

Last week Gig Girl found herself wide awake at 4am. Ever the astute co-sleeper, I instantly recognized that, by the sound of Hubs’ virtually silent breathing, that he too was battling a bout of early morning insomnia. Our conversation went as follows:

Gig Girl: Hey, hon…are you awake?

Hubs: Yep. I  can’t sleep – I have all these thoughts racing through my head.

Gig Girl: Me too!

Hubs: What are you thinking about?

(Gig Girl can not emphasize enough that, what follows, is exactly what happened)

Gig Girl: Well, I was just lying here, thinking about the boys.  How much I love them and what great kids they are growing up to be. And then I started to think about them getting older and someday having their own families and how, I bet, we’ll have granddaughters since it’s such a boy circus here now. Then I was wondering about what kind of girls they’ll end up with – how it will be weird to actually have daughters-in-law, since I’m so used to being the only girl in this little crew…that I hope I’m able to make room for them someday and not overstep my boundaries as a mother-in-law. Why…what were you thinking about?

Hubs: The new irrigation system – for the life of me, I can’t figure out what kind of automated time rotation it’s on.

Nope – not a typo. Gig Girl found herself completely lost in a pre-dawn reverie about both existing and future familial generations while Hubs was contemplating the enigmatic abyss that is adequate lawn hydration. Granted, I take full accountability for the boatload of 4am crazy I had racing through my head (honestly, who thinks about future grandchildren before all her current children are actually potty-trained? In my VERY weak defense, I had just watched the “Married To Jonas” episode where Danni and her mother in law were at odds with each other earlier that night. As a mother of boys, it clearly it resonated with my future self),  but I simply can’t envision a circumstance where I would ever contemplate grass thirst, let alone lose sleep over it…ever.  Seriously – are Venus and Mars our only gender options?



{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Kristin October 3, 2012 at 9:10 am

Your wee hour ponderings over your wee ones makes me a wee bit misty. His? Well, he can clearly mist himself.

Gig Girl October 3, 2012 at 9:25 am

Or maybe he can’t if his self-mister automated timer is off?!

HB October 3, 2012 at 8:00 pm

the only thing cb talks about or loses sleep over (besides golf), is the small patch of brown grass in our front yard. the patch is surrounded by green grass, but the patch. the patch is the crazy-maker. ps. i haven’t even seen the patch. i don’t really believe it exists. meanwhile last night i was up all night wondering where my 9 year old nephew will go to college. really

Gig Girl October 3, 2012 at 8:02 pm

LOL! That’s tremendous – Hubs nickname is the lawnorexic as he see all sorts of overgrowth and unsightliness that doesn’t exist. Total boy thing!

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