Scene from a marriage;
When back scratches are usually reserved for bedtime, this request was a little out of the ordinary. Promptly after taking a wonderfully hot shower (which can only be fully enjoyed when the weather finally changes) at around 6:30p.m. this occurs:
Me: Honey, can you please give me a back scratch and then lotion my back?
Him: Why do women bathe and then put goop all over themselves. It doesn't make any sense. I thought you bathed to be clean, and then you just slather on a bunch of lotion and other creams or potions. It's weird.
Me: Well, since the weather has finally decided to catch up to the season, my skin decided to lose all ability to hold moisture, hence the need for the early back scratch and lotion. My skin is DRY, and I need relief! As for the other 'goop and potions', these are necessary unless you want me to revert to looking like a 12 year old boy who everyone secretly calls "pizza face".
Him: oh, okay.
I love my husband. He asks smart questions, gives smart answers, and listens to me even when I talk crazy. He also gives me back scratches and tucks me into bed every night. When he is away it is torture...and when the air is this dry it's pretty tough too. I love autumn, it is my favorite season, but the dry skin that accompanies it requires much attention...I'm glad my husband is up to the task.
Here's to finding happiness in the little things!