Chivalry Is Not Dead– If You’re a CD Player

One time, I woke up in the middle of the night with a terrible charlie horse. Art and I had been married slightly less than two years, and of course I couldn’t let him lie there in peaceful sleep while my leg was having contractions to rival those neat ones they call “transitional labor.” I sat in bed moaning and griping until I woke him up enough to realize he had to go to the bathroom. He left me there in all my agony, rubbing my calf and crying.

I decided maybe I should “walk it out,” so I got out of bed and limped around to our bedroom door.

And then I passed out.

Seriously.

One minute I was standing in the doorway of our bedroom and the next I was laying on my stomach across the doorway of the bathroom. I can’t have been out for more than a few seconds, because Art was still in the bathroom when I came to. I was so confused, but slowly my groggy mind figured out what had happened.

In falling I had knocked the top of a CD player that was there on the floor, and it had popped up.

My arm had hit the corner of a piece of furniture and had a gash in it.

And I was still lying there on the floor when Art came out of the bathroom.

“I think I fainted,” I mumbled.

And my chivalrous, loving husband leaned over, patted me on the head, shut the CD player, and went back to bed.

Ah, romance.

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15 thoughts on “Chivalry Is Not Dead– If You’re a CD Player

  1. ROFL Oh my word, Erin. I think I might have just woke up the children with my laughing. This really tickled my funny bone for some reason. Bwahahaha. Still laughing.

  2. HAHAHAHAHAHA!
    Great post Erin. I love this one.
    I’m not real happy about cracking my forehead on the desk when i went into hysterics reading it though.
    Ouch.

  3. Ahhhhh…marriage at its finest!

    Those are the nights when I fancy putting the pillow over my husband’s face just long enough to see him put up a good fight.

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