We were spending time with some of our oldest friends, sitting around in the evening, after a great and very active day, just the adults. Our friends were joking around with each other........
Him: woman - get over here and give me a foot rub
Her: HA! (And some other words)
(You would have to know them - this would be so far out of character for her that a footrub at this point might be physically dangerous for him)
Him: I said now woman.
Him: (To us) see she does whatever I tell her to
Him: I'm waiting....... (imagine stern look and foot tapping)
Meanwhile - my heart is in my mouth as I try to guage from the look on my husband's face how he's going to play this.
Will he just watch the show and keep himself/us out of it? Not bloody likely - as they say - where's the fun in not making me squirm?
Will he start beating his chest and order me to his feet in front of everyone?
How would I pull that off with this group and in this moment?
How could I directly and publicly refuse him like she had - with disdain, but nicely?
And I'm so grateful for the way he did play it -
Him (my Him this time): Stay right there on the sofa and don't you dare get up till I tell you!
Me: Yes Sir!