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I Feel Like a Dad


astone2292

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Just got off work, and my first instinct is to plop in my recliner, and make such a dad-like moan!

This was a major mistake. I need to shower, cook some food, and get some fresh clothes on. In addition to this, our new office desk just came in that needs to be built, trash needs to be taken out, and some general housekeeping needs to happen. But...my recliner is so comfy!

Let me tell you about this recliner. It is trash. Just a huge dumpster fire. It is a Wal-Mart branded chair, but I bought when we first moved into our apartment because furniture is nice to own. This thing was a beaut! Complete 360 degree swivel action, reclines almost flat, and...built in warmer and massage feature. And, I got it from a local outlet store that Noah works at. Was $299 at regular retail, but with the outlet's price, plus Noah's discount...$89. I called this thing a win.

But now the cheap leather (or...whatever it actually is, because it feels liked tanned opossum hide) has begun to crack, the heating unit placements have all fallen in the upholstery to the posterior region, and the massage bulges are attached to the heating units...so...you get the idea. 

And I can't even begin to think about the process of putting pressure on my tootsies to get up and turn the shower on. I am...such a dad. All of these tasks on my to-do list, let alone work on chapter 32 of 'Love in the Shadows.' And ooof! I am so behind on that! All I can do, is tap my thumbs on this keypad, and rock myself with my foot on the coffee table. 

Then, I get this notification. A certain someone I know in real life has FINALLY joined GA, after months of nagging. Noah...has made an account. Let's add another thing to the list. He's gonna need me to help him get acquainted with GA. And that just makes me want to sit in my chair even more.

There is nothing more dad-like than having an intimate relationship with a recliner. Every man's gotta have 'his chair.' No one in the house is to sit on it when Pops rolls in, lest you get the 'You're in my spot' rant. It's like the old 'Who touched the thermostat?' question. Ya just learned from your childhood to just don't even try. 

I feel another dad-grunt rumbling in my belly. It is now time to get up and get started on my list. May the Lord above help my poor and desolate soul. Pray for me as I force my feet to scream in agony once again by the reason of completing necessary human tasks. 

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'My' chair often gets pinched by the cat if I am out of it for too long. I really understand that feeling of sinking into your favourite chair and not wanting to move.

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My husband likes to sit in mine and I think to myself, "No, no. Your's is over there. You, know, the upholstered one that leans back so far, you actually will fall backwards? Yeah, that's your chair." 

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Well, I know this is a dad thing, but the mom thing is basically the same thing. But there is no respect for mom when Dad's friends are over so mom has to sit somewhere else. I got preached to by dad when I got upset that they never take his chair when he gets up which means they respect him more. So at least the dad thing gets more respect in your household than in mine. Wait, I do get more respect with the mom thing now that dad has passed away which was over 5 years ago. No one sits in my swivel rocker at all. It is in my corner of the living room or wherever I want it to be if I decide to change the layout of the furniture, all except one swivel rocker that stays on the opposite wall since part of that area is where my so called leak drips into a trashcan from the ceiling. Don't be upset with the leak. It has been there ever since I moved into this place 31 years ago. I am use to the leak.

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16 hours ago, Story Reader said:

Well, I know this is a dad thing, but the mom thing is basically the same thing. But there is no respect for mom when Dad's friends are over so mom has to sit somewhere else. I got preached to by dad when I got upset that they never take his chair when he gets up which means they respect him more. So at least the dad thing gets more respect in your household than in mine. Wait, I do get more respect with the mom thing now that dad has passed away which was over 5 years ago. No one sits in my swivel rocker at all. It is in my corner of the living room or wherever I want it to be if I decide to change the layout of the furniture, all except one swivel rocker that stays on the opposite wall since part of that area is where my so called leak drips into a trashcan from the ceiling. Don't be upset with the leak. It has been there ever since I moved into this place 31 years ago. I am use to the leak.

I'm skipping the yellow card and giving Dad's friends a red card! Who...what...what man, in their right mind, doesn't get up for a lady to sit down?!? I was raised to be a gentleman. I joined a gentleman's fraternity. That's a firm gentleman's rule in my books! Let a lady have your seat if she wishes to sit! Flag on the play! Throw 'em in the penalty box! This is just wrong. Go on a leak! Start a rant! I'm right there with ya! 

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8 hours ago, astone2292 said:

I'm skipping the yellow card and giving Dad's friends a red card! Who...what...what man, in their right mind, doesn't get up for a lady to sit down?!? I was raised to be a gentleman. I joined a gentleman's fraternity. That's a firm gentleman's rule in my books! Let a lady have your seat if she wishes to sit! Flag on the play! Throw 'em in the penalty box! This is just wrong. Go on a leak! Start a rant! I'm right there with ya! 

I told my late husband the same thing and he told me that to stop being a child and go sit somewhere else. I told in private that neither he or his friends were gentlemen and he said that he and his friends love to make me mad. They love to see how far they can go till I get mad. They thought it was fun. I didn't. I also told him that if he thought he and his friends could not respect me then I would make sure he did not have those friends. I got rid of everyone of them and he finally figured out they were not his friends when I showed him that they weren't.

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17 minutes ago, Story Reader said:

I told my late husband the same thing and he told me that to stop eing a child and go sit somewhere else. I told in private that neither he or his friends were gentlemen and he said that he and his friends love to make me mad. They love to see how far they can go till I get mad. They thought it was fun. I didn't. I also told him that if he thought he and his friends could not respect me then I would make sure he did not have those friends. I got rid of everyone of them and he finally figured out they were not his friends when I showed him that they weren't.

That is definitely a lot! I am so sorry that this became an issue between you and your late husband, and I find a sliver of solace in the fact he came to his senses. 

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2 hours ago, Story Reader said:

Well, enough about me, introduce your husband to us so we can get to know him!

@NFields1608!!! Noah just joined and is being a little wallflower! I'm trying to get him to be active, but he just wants to silently read stories. As soon as he gets his author status set up (as soon and I get his Author status set up), I'm adding him as co-author to DGS. 

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Well, being a wallflower has it's perks where you get to know everyone first. And reading is a good way to get to know the author. He seems like a great guy! Hi Noah!

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I am with you on the recliner!!!  I was addicted to mine!  I had it for about 15 years and then I got THE dog!  He was a perfect angel until he was big enough to chew...everything.  The first victim was the recliner.  Yes I was mad..no I still have the dog..  He finally quit chewing but he still gets angry when I leave so I leave a box out for him to destroy.  (He is 10 now and still likes to destroy!)  But I do feel you...I have a spot on my sofa/couch whatever you want to call it.  It is mine and mine alone (unless said dog is in my spot)....Hahahaha   I seriously need to be cleaning house but someone told me about this blog and now I am going to have to read and comment....  It's a tough retired life but someone's got to comment and post on everything!  Might as well be me!!!  Much :heart:

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