It’s a good thing I find our conversations comical because if not . . we’d be in trouble.
I was reading Vince something . . two lines. Often when I tell him something or read him something he’ll say something so off the wall, I wonder how on earth there can be such discrepancy in what I say and what he hears.
Suppose I say something like . . It may snow later this week and he’ll say “There’s going to be a blizzard tomorrow?” I didn’t say blizzard. I didn’t say tomorrow.
Tonight I read him a headline and his response was so off the wall from what I said . . I asked him “How is there such a disconnect from what I say and what you hear?” His response . . Because I don’t listen when you first start talking so I only really hear the end and I have to guess at what you said.
He admitted .. he doesn’t listen when I talk! It’s like in his head, he’s thinking . . She’s starting to talk. Should I listen? No. Then after a sentence or two, he thinks . . I probably should have listened. I heard the last part so I’ll make up the first part, then repeat it to her and she’ll let me know if I’m right or wrong.
Just now, we had this conversation:
Vince: What was the best part of your day?
Me: Getting to spend time with Chad and Nicole.
Vince: What was the best part after that? Waking up and talking with me this morning?
Me: How could that be the best part AFTER Chad and Nicole because it happened BEFORE they were here?
Vince: Because I meant . . if the first best thing was spending time with them, what was the second best thing?
I can see what he’s thinking but I can also see what I’m thinking. Communication skills . . so underrated in this household!
I wonder if our conversations have always been this way or if we were too busy with other things to notice, or if one of us paid more attention, or maybe we both did. I don’t know!