Thursday, October 8, 2009

National Poetry Day

Mr D arrived home last night from a three-day jaunt out to Beantown. He found me in a bit of a blue mood. I lay on the bed while he unpacked his suitcase, and we talked about what had happened (or what had not happened, in my case, as I'd had a dull couple of days) since Monday.

He finished unpacking, and flopped down on the bed next to me. We discussed our individual successes/failures with our healthful diets, and Mr D noted that if my weight kept going up, and his kept going down, eventually we'd weigh the same. Gadfry! About the same as thirty-four years ago, when we first met: he was fresh off a 6-month starvation tour on a Pacific atoll, and I'd been busy eating all the ice cream on offer in the Wellesley College kitchens. Hmmm.

Mr D = Miss H. Again.

I made a little frowny face, and then Mr D said:

Fatty and Skinny
went to bed
Fatty rolled over
and Skinny was dead.

After I stopped giggling, I hit him over the head with a pillow.


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13 comments:

oiacaveman said...

A simple moment told beautifully ;-)

Lola Lakely said...

This most made me smile. Love the limerick.

Vic said...

You could just start a little subtle sabotage..say, extra butter in all his food? An additional thwap or two in everything, and he oughta pork up nicely in no time.

It's only fair, right?

Tennyson ee Hemingway said...

Fatty and skinny. I haven't heard THAT in a while.

ladytruth said...

It must be love if you only hit him with a pillow and not a pan over the head for that comment :)

mo.stoneskin said...

What a great little ditty. I've put on weight the last few weeks (beer, burgers, y'know), so I may give it a whirl tonight.

pinolona said...

lovely!! :)

OHmommy said...

It truly is lovely. The most simplest moments are pure poetry.

Madame DeFarge said...

I'd have been tempted to miss out the giggling and just go straight for the pillow. Don't encourage him, he'll just get worse.

@eloh said...

Well, you could always save money by sharing your wardrobes....

LadyFi said...

A lovely, heart-warming moment!

Surge said...

LOL
Made my night

Hannah Rose said...

Where are you, Eekers? Your loyal fanbase is getting antsy.