Him: Never a good opener.
Me: The other day you said I was so OCD I couldn't leave the house in the mornings without cleaning up the kitchen. Like it was a bad thing.
Him: I never said that.
Me: You did say that.
Him: I never said it was a bad thing.
Me: But you did. Your tone implied it was a bad thing, and now I notice in the mornings when I'm cleaning up the kitchen, I'm feeling a little resentful. And I don't want to feel resentful. I want to feel virtuous, like I'm doing something good for our family.
Him: Feel virtuous, baby. Oh, please feel virtuous. You're doing a very good thing and we do appreciate it.
I couldn't help smiling, imagining that this was the kind of playful but grown up, state-your-needs conversation that Eric and Tami Taylor would have. Except I never heard them talk about cleaning up the kitchen. Doesn't matter. I've just cleaned up the kitchen. All surfaces are sparkling. And I do feel virtuous.
Did I mention I love Friday Night Lights? I'm watching it again with my daughter.