Sunday, October 7, 2007

Silly McGillis

ruidoso 081 vintage

This is a pretty typical photo of Hunter. I would say that he's camera shy, but I don't think that's the reason he is such a difficult subject to capture. No, I'm pretty sure it has more to do with his perpetual need to drive me crazy. He prides himself on finding new and unforeseeable means by which to accomplish this goal, and he's quite creative in his efforts!

Case in point: one day I was doing laundry, and I came up one sock short. As I finished sorting and folding the laundry, I expressed my frustrations to my dear hubby. I mean honestly, those socks have to go is it that they can seemingly disappear into thin air? It makes no sense to's not even possible for stuff to just vanish. Not. Even. Possible.

(Sidenote: one time after doing laundry and coming up a sock short, I found said sock in our parking lot...weird...)

So. I think it was about a week later, and I was doing laundry (yet again). This time, I was all kinds of socks short! Like, four or five! It was really late, in fact it was the night before we left on our vacation. I had waited until the last possible moment to start packing, and Hunter was already in bed. When I started dumping out my sock drawer and searching frantically, he woke up and realized what was going on. I vented my frustrations, which were definitely worsened by the lateness of the hour. After a twenty-minute tirade, I finally stopped, looked at Hunter, and accused him of hiding them. Of course, I said it to be funny...but his reaction caught me off guard. He looked guilty as sin.

Turns out, when he brought the laundry upstairs he stashed a few random socks in his hat. Then he got tired of waiting for me to put the clothes away so he went to bed. Now that he was awake and aware of the mass chaos he'd created, he was cracking up. In fact, he laughed so hard he had tears in his eyes. Furthermore, if you ask him about it even now he starts laughing. He is pretty proud of that one!

I have to admit, he got me good. And I have to say, it cracked me up too. He is so much fun, and never ceases to make me laugh. I think I have a crush on him...shhh! Don't tell!


The Carter Family: said...

That story still makes me laugh! Even though you told it to me already, I was cracking up while I was reading it because I knew what was coming! I think that husbands' think that is their role-to torment their wives!

Smiley Family said...

That sounds like something Brian would do to me! Thanks for the laugh!

All About M.E.('s) said...

Ha ha. That's a good one Hunter! Really odd about the sock in the parking lot??