What? Growing Old Together

11454297503_e27946e4ff_hWe were sitting in the living room together, enjoying a lazy weekend afternoon. Scrolling through recent posts on Facebook, I noticed that my grade school friend, Jenny, had shared a picture of her newborn horse. Knowing that my husband loves horses, I said, “Hey, Kurt, Jenny’s horse had a baby.”

There was a long pause.

“How old is she?” he finally asked.

What? How would I know how old Jenny’s horse is? Huh? 

After a second or two, it clicked. Oooooh! He clearly hadn’t heard me correctly. (This happens with some regularity in our house these days.)

“No, not Jenny! Her horse,” I said, trying to speak clearly and raising the volume a bit. “Jenny’s… horse… had… a… baby.”

There was a pregnant pause and he said to me, slowly, enunciating each word carefully, knowing something was wrong, but not sure precisely what, “Demi… Moore’s… horse… had… a baby?”

What? OMG! I burst out laughing and he joined right in, good-natured though he still had no idea what I’d actually said.

“Ah, Kurt, ” I laughed, “growing old together is going to be quite an adventure!”

14 thoughts on “What? Growing Old Together

  1. vanessaw2007 says:

    This made me giggle, because I can relate as my hearing becomes a little fuzzy these days and I try to make sense of the bits and parts that I do hear. Sweet.

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  2. I laughed out loud at this, Molly! The tricks our aging ears play on us can be comical!

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  3. Alice Nine says:

    Hahaha!! …my laugh is audible. We are entering the “look at my lips as I speak” phase. Out of the blue the other day, my husband was telling me about the latest hearing aid technology. Hmm.

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  4. Amanda Potts says:

    I am giggling as I read – my husband and I are not yet at this stage, but I hope when we get there we are still laughing. And, “pregnant pause”? You are very funny!

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  5. terierrol says:

    I needed this chuckle. Sometimes in my marriage, it’s lack of attention- not bad hearing. But we get the same hilarious results! Laugh when you can!

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  6. Mindful Literacy says:

    This is great! Humor is so essential in relationships of all types. Thanks for sharing this. Mark

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  7. rdicarne says:

    Getting older is not for the faint of heart or those lacking a sense of humor I am quickly finding out. You just gotta laugh or it would be depressing. As long as we are together I’m going to keep laughing.


  8. Amy Warntz says:

    Thanks for a good old belly laugh! It’s these little things that makes growing old together priceless!


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