What do you do with a speaking spouse?
What do you do with a prattling partner?
Early in the morning!
We are driving down to MA this morning to install steps and a light for Ms. M and Mr. C. It's about a 3 hour drive so I need to get up earlier than usual. (J gets to sleep a couple hours later than his usual).
I can take conversations like me asking J "Did you take a longer shower than average because I totally ran out of hot water? Or, "I really wish you had either let the dogs out or shut the bedroom door when you got up, so I could have slept 20 minutes more".
But when I am getting ready to eat breakfast and read the paper, I am not Chatty Cathy. This conversational gambit annoys me: "So, what's the weather supposed to be today?" as he heads to the computer to check it out. He's already read the paper and the news for two days has been about how warm and nice the weather will be this weekend. It's a little foggy right now, as it often is in Maine and he should know that because he is always awake at this time and I am not!
Although I do, of course, politely answer him "You know what the weather is going to be. Nice! Warm!", he seems to sense I am out of talky and it is blissfully quiet.
Until he bustles through just now saying "It seems a little chilly out" as though it's my fault he needs to add a flannel shirt.