John fell off the bench, literally, laughing at this one. You know how people have little quirky things they do? Well, I have several…. Among them, I cannot eat a blueberry, frosted pop tart unless it is burned on the edges and then cut into six cubes after the crunchy sides are cut off (best for last)…. I have to have my butter or cream cheese spread to cover every edge of my bagel or toast…. Vanilla Creamer has to be put in and warmed up before coffee is poured….. OMG, the list can go on and on… And poor John sees it as cute.
This one, though, I never even thought about. Before Nikki left on her trip to Los Angeles, the three of us decided to have a breakfast picnic right after I got off work. She handed me an apple and I started it for her, just like when she was little. John watched us and then got the case of the giggles.
Giggles are not usually considered manly, but hell, there is no other way to describe what he was doing. He was on the ground, holding his stomach and laughing so hard that we were wondering if we had finally driven him to the brink. We ignored him, figuring it was too early for him, and went back to our breakfast. I finally understood his reaction when Nikki silently handed me an orange and I started peeling it for her…. All those years of habit were so automatic that we never realized how goofy they were. But you know what?
I love to start my baby sisters apple. The day will come when she will have someone else to start it for her, and I will miss it.
So enjoy your quirks, laugh and I hope all of you have a fantabulous weekend! As for me…. John and I have the house to ourselves!!!!