Saturday, January 31, 2009
Learning new things about your husband is fun... especially when its a sort of habit that he has yet to realize he does. This particular 'habit' that your husband does is something that no one would notice unless they lived with him. I'm not sure if it really is a habit. It could be some kind of comfort item that he decided he needs. Most people have blankets or stuffed animals that they can not seem to part from but for my husband, he has a hard time parting with napkins and paper towels. He will hold onto them and wad them up while he eats and eventually he secretly, somehow, very discretely, will tuck them into his pockets. A few times I have gone to reach for my napkin and found I have misplaced it somewhere but can't find it. I then remember that these small paper items are very dear the man sitting next to me and I have to ask, "umm, did you use my napkin?" (of course I have now learned that it really is in his pocket, but enjoy asking anyway). He will look at me confused but soon will reach down to his pocket where he now feels something that wasn't there when we started eating. How cute this is when I go to put a sweatshirt of his in the wash, and I check the pockets and find a wadded up napkin. He is funny, and I love him.