Today I interrupt my Christmas themed blog to tell you what I learned about my lovely wife at 4:30 this morning. I don't think I ever laughed so hard in my life.
We were still in the bed, just awakening, when Cindy asked me what football games I am interested in this bowl season. The conversation went something like this:
Me: I'm looking forward to several different games. Why aren't you more interested in football?
Cindy: Oh, I enjoy being with you while you watch the games, but I don't really get into the action that much
Me: Do you understand the game?
Cindy: I know the basics.
Me: What are the basics?
Cindy: (long pause) Ummmmmm....well, one team is trying to get to the end of the field and the other team is trying to stop them from getting there.
Me: (pause) Well, yeah...that's pretty basic, all right.
Cindy: And the team with the ball is trying to kick a field goal.
Me: Oh, here we go......How many points does a team get for kicking a field goal?
Cindy: (long pause) Two.
Me: (Now I'm thinking this is really an interesting conversation) How many points does a team get for scoring a touchdown?
Cindy: (pause) Ummmmmm......One?
Me: How many points does a team get for kicking an extra point?
Cindy: I thought an extra point was a field goal---two?
Me: How long is the football field?
Cindy: (long pause).........500 feet?
Me: Well, honey, so far you're perfect---you have missed every question.
Cindy: Well, at least I DO know about baseball.
Me: OK, what is a slider?
Cindy: That's easy---that's when a runner tries to get to a base and slides in the dirt.
Me: Hmmmm. (Pause)......What is a triple play?
Cindy: (long pause).......Is that when the batter hits the ball and it bounces three times?
At this point I tried to get out of bed to write this priceless conversation down so that it could be preserved for the ages, but I was laughing so hard it took me three minutes just to get on my feet.
And after having thought about this wonderful discussion, I am convinced that I am married to a true national treasure. Thank you, Cindy, for getting my day started with a big laugh! I love you!