My husband knew this post was coming for a few days. I’ve been repeating it so frequently that is was bound to end up here sometime. We have been spending so much time together working on the house that we spend a lot of time quoting movies, telling stories and making each other laugh.
I think having laughter in your life is important to your survival. I consider it a basic need. Well maybe the step above basic, but at least as important to survival as red sauce. For those that don’t have my husband living in your house to keep you entertained I suggest you start watching sit-coms, rent some comedy movies or find other ways to inject laughter into your routine. A conversation with a toddler is a great place to start. Remind me sometime to tell you about Little J&K dancing on our kitchen table wearing her baby jail mate pajamas.
But I’m getting off the topic.
One morning we were planning out our weekend of house work to get done. It started with me insisting we have a plan to work from so that I could prevent myself from getting frustrated when I thought we were going to be painting when he intended to work on electrical. So, we’re talking away and he’s bouncing from subject to subject. I started laughing and he asked me what I was laughing about. To which I replied, “You’re like the squirrel in Over the Hedge” For those who haven’t seen it, there is a scene in the animated movie Over the Hedge where a squirrel drinks a bunch of caffeine and then runs around at a super high speed getting everything done. That’s a simplified explanation but I don’t’ want to spoil the movie for those who have it in their Netflix queue and haven’t seen it yet.
Without skipping a beat he replied (also referencing the movie), “You’re like the world to me.” I started cracking up because he was just giving a reply that related to the movie but it came out like a Jerry McGuire line. As soon as we made the connection I knew it was all over. That was going to be the quote of the day. I don’t know how many times we’ve repeated that back and forth to each other – “You’re like the world to me.” It displays our sense of humor while reinforcing how we feel about each other.
I didn’t think there would be another unintentional quote that would ever top that until the very next day my husband said “It’s like two dollars.” I’m probably not even quoting the original line correctly but that’s what it’s morphed into. “It’s like two dollars.” But, I’ll leave that explanation for another post.