Robin Likes to Talk

Scare Tactic

It’s amazing how after 27 years of marriage we blend into the walls. I don’t say this to be negative. We are immune to each other, which is a good thing because it means over the years, what once would make us bitter toward each other, we now can let go.

The first ten years of our marriage we would purposely scare each other. Now it comes natural. Not too long ago I was standing in front of the fire place and I heard my husband come in from the garage. It was really cold that day. He was intently playing a game on his iPad and was walking over to the fireplace toward me. I thought he had seen me. I didn’t say anything. He walked right up to me and when realizing I was blocking the warmth, not expecting me to be standing there either, he looked up from his iPad and yelled and jumped out of his skin. I just stood there, not saying a word. He had many words to say. Not nice. I grinned. This is what keeps us alive. One more for Robin, check.

Sometimes when I’m not paying any attention, he will come in from the garage and I don’t hear him. He just appears. He’s just there. In my face. And I scream like a girl. Then ask him why he does that. And he laughs.

By all means he has gotten me back. Several times. But not purposely. We have kids for that now. One of these days their scare tactics will make one of us drop dead. It will probably be me. But what goes around….

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