Opal Siren

My life in dreams

Meltdown over a what???!!!

on December 11, 2012

My husband and I have been married for almost five years. At this point in our relationship, you would think we know everything about each other…WRONG!

Just the other my husband was shocked that I enjoy drawing and painting 🙂 I know I have many interests and it is impossible for him to keep up, so I forgave him. I am sure there are many more things that he will find out about me and I about him. We are settling in just fine after his long deployment, and we are exited for the holidays.

The one thing I was not prepared for, and that shocked me, was my husband having a nervous breakdown. It occurred the other day and I was not prepared to see my husband in such a state. The paleness, the shaking, the trembling of the lips, the worry look on his face. I will never forget seeing my husband like this and it really scared me. It happened so suddenly too. One minute he is in the living room playing video games, and I am in the other room doing who knows what. The next minute, he comes running into the room and looking as pale as snow. I knew it was too warm for it to be snowing, so something must have happened. He was wearing his usual Sunday attire: gray sweat pants, blue T-shirt, blue sweatshirt over the blue T-shirt, white socks and white sneakers.

I felt as time had paused for a second, or that I had a remote control and hit the pause button while he barged into the room. I thought of all the possible explanations as to why he looked so agitated, confused, sad, nervous, and just a plain mess. I also thought maybe he was hungry being that it was about lunchtime. Sure enough, he was not hungry. I also thought he may want me to take the dog out for a walk. It was that time of the day for her usual walk, and we usually have a tug of war to see whose turn it is to take the dog out. No, my husband was not having a meltdown about the dog being walked, and I was relieved that the dog was not the reason, because it was not worth seeing him in such despair over our precious pet.

So finally, when I decided to hit the play button on my magical remote control of life, or when things did not seem like they were on a brief pause, I decided to listen intently and in shock to my dear husband: “honey, my XBox just blew up!”. Yes! My husband, who never, ever freaks out, freaked out over his toy. I have never seen him look so bad over a toy or anything else before. I did not know if I should laugh or get up and console him. Thankfully, we had the receipt and he was able to run within minutes and get a new one immediately. I thanked the heavens Game Stop was open and he was able to play for the rest of the day. I am also thankful that the pressing matter was not anything serious like an illness. Only a good wife would know the things that must be done and endured to keep her husband happy, 🙂

Is your husband as obsessed as mine with video games?

Happy Reading!!!! 

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