Thursday, October 6, 2011

Ten foot blow up... No, not a doll

It's thursday again and it's seeming like people love the days in which I talk about the crazy antics that happen in the Daiker household. Seeing as I'm such a giving person I graciously share my ridiculous antics.

This week my hubby and I were talking about Halloween decorations. This year we're going to be buying some fabulous stuff for the good old halloween party, it's tradition in our household. With the hubster a halloween baby it's only right.

Me: I really want that ten foot blow up door piece.

Hubs: No way is a door piece ten feet Jen. Are you talking about the thing we saw at Walmart? (Note to readers: This is Jen talk)

Me: Yup. The black and orange thing with like those things hanging down.

Hubs: We need to see what your mom already has before we start buying crap.

Me: It isn't crap and she most certainly doesn't own this, it's new. But she'll want to own it.

Hubs: I'm not buying it because you want it.

Me: Isn't that the only reason you buy stuff?

Hubs: *silent* (He knows I'm right)

Me: Besides I think we should buy everything, after all, options, options, options!

Hubs: Quit switching the realtors words around.

Me: She had a good point though.

Hubs: Yes about locations, that has nothing to do with halloween.

Me: Sure it does. That ten foot thing belongs at the front entrance. Location, location, location.

So I'm sure you'd like an update. That ten foot thing-a-ma-bob will be purchased by the time Halloween rolls around. I sold him the minute he said the word location. I think you saw it. It was all a setup. I take full responsibility for being completely unaware that he'd plant the seed that would allow me to sell him on the idea.

What weird conversations have you walked into lately?

25 comments:

Jessica Bell said...

LOL, Jen. I wish I could spend a day in your household to observe! hahaha.

K. Turley (Clutzattack) said...

Back when I lived in Colorado Springs, there was a pair of houses across from each other that had an unspoken competition to see who could fit the most holiday blow-ups in their yard.

It really helped me get into the holiday mood.

I support buying the blow-up.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You women are so manipulative that way!

Jess said...

You are so adorable and quite clever in a woman-beats-man-without-even-trying kind of way :)

Slamdunk said...

The Mrs. had her eye on a 10 foot inflatible as well, but the youngest, who fears all things Halloween, wants no part of it.

Glad you all worked through your differences and made the splurge.

Nicole Zoltack said...

LOL My favorite part - Hubs: *silent* (He knows I'm right)

Michael Di Gesu said...

Tricky ... very tricky, Jen.

Enjoy your blow up!

lynnrush said...

Awesome!! This just made me smile.

Amy Saia said...

This is too funny! I think I know the blowup that you speak of, because my kids totally sent crazy over it at Walmart the other day. I'll just send them to your house, haha.

Talli Roland said...

Oh to be a fly on the wall at your house! :)

Carolyn V said...

lol. You are tricky! I love it.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

It would be so entertaining to be a fly on the wall at your house!! :-)

Arlee Bird said...

Our local Wal-Mart is brimming with Halloween stuff this year--it's the most I've ever seen. They must be expecting a really big Halloween this year. I'll bet if I got into a conversation with some of those people at WalMart it could be pretty weird. Some of the greeters are outright bizarre.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Kristin Rae said...

fun!! our neighbors down the street have a HUGE blow up thing of like a million pumpkins. it must be as big as my living room... takes up a lot of their yard. i freaked out when i saw it then realized that halloween really is pretty close! crazy!!

Angela Brown said...

to Alex - it is not manipulation darling. it is man-I-need-you-to-do-this-so-let-me-make-it-your-idea-so-it-can-happen-ulation. Yeah, that's better.

And I had the pleasure of walking in on a couple of coworkers decorating a desk for a birthday but I walked at "That's not right! Don't put it there. It won't fit." Suffice it to say I walked back out because I burst out in laughter.

elizabethreinhardt said...

Hahaha! A wise husband knows when to surrender! I called my husband on Friday night and mentioned that I really didn't want to cook for my birthday. He was like, "Um, your birthday is on Monday." I sighed very, very sadly. He brought home Chinese food, cooked for me the next day, took me to my mom's for birthday dinner on Sunday, and we had leftovers on my birthday! Score!

Hannah Kincade said...

LMAO, too funny. Now I want to come to your party so I can see it.

Jennifer Hillier said...

I, for one, am dying to see the ten-foot-blow-up Halloween thing that belongs at the front entrance! Hope you take a picture when the hubby buys it!

Jessica Salyer said...

Too funny. In my household it's my husband that goes crazy for the Halloween decorations. Let me know if you "win". Good luck. :)

Johanna Garth said...

LOL, I bet you'll have lots of little trick-or-treaters to go with that ten foot blow up door piece!

Carrie Butler said...

Hah! I love it. :) Your followers demand a photo! (That sounded a little cult-like, didn't it? Oops!)

TheLostWitch said...

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Sarah Pearson said...

'I'm not buying it because you want it.'
Is there another reason then?

Leslie Rose said...

I'm cracking up. An army of inflatables made an appearance in my neighborhood this weekend. Time to buy the candy, eat it, and then re-buy it.

TerryLynnJohnson said...

Love it! You are an exceptional debater!Especially love the descriptions of the thing with the things hanging down. that reminds me of a comic I heard talking about how women lose words as they age.