It may be hard to tell here, but you can almost see the Eyebrow of Doom.
Now, I get the raised eyebrow a lot. Normally it means one of three things:
1. I’m getting ready to get scolded. -In my best the husband voice-
The foot is down.
2. I did something stupid, which means the eyebrow raises only long enough for him to let me know I did something stupid. It’s like the warning shot before the laughter and endless teasing follows.
or 3. I was wrong.
I don’t like that last one.
See, I can handle when “the foot is down”, because this white chick and her lack of rhythm can pull off some fancy dance moves to get around that one. Hence why the daughter is getting the One Direction bed set she asked for…regardless of the many “foot downs” that took place.
And I can handle doing something stupid, because…it’s me. I’ve gotten used to that about myself.
I don’t like that last one. I don’t like to be wrong. I like it even less, because when I finally have to admit it the eyebrow goes up, as does the corner of the mouth in that little I-knew-it smirk, and I get the silent, twinkling of the eye that is the equivalent of some Greek grandmother wagging a finger in my face and yelling “I told you so!” It’s the cone of shame, dammit.
So, when we went to Walmart and I see a lady standing at the end of the row where the cash registers are looking all friendly and helpful like the Walmart people do standing there when they have no costumers and are ready to wait on someone…
Me: Oooh, look there’s a lady open down there.
The husband: I think that’s self-checkout.
Me: No it’s not. C’mon. -To the Walmart lady.- Are you open?
Oh! And that’s AFTER he found the shirts that I swore they were sold out of, because I couldn’t find them anywhere, except I neglected to look in the main aisle where there were stacks of the neon horrors.
Or when we argued the whole way home about this video for Adrenalize by In This Moment. We both might have a bit of a girl crush on the lead singer…
And so I swore that in the beginning of the video she was walking out in her nurse outfit with a rabbit mask on. He said no, it was some almost faceless, nude colored mask.
I pulled up the video on my phone, but the screen is so small (not small enough that I couldn’t tell it wasn’t a rabbit mask, but small enough that I shoved it back into my pocket and thought to delay until we got home)…
So he pulled it up on his bigger, fancier phone.
Yeah. But there are rabbit masks…later in that video. If you watch the whole thing.
And then tonight happened. You see, while we were at Walmart I grabbed The Dark Knight out of a $5 bin thinking the kids would love to see it. It’s Batman. Of course they’d love it.
The husband: That’s a little old for them.
Me: It’s Batman! It’s fine.
The husband: It’s violent, and the Joker is a little intense in that one.
Me: Oh, pfft. They’ll be fine.
The Dark Knight came on TV today, and so I let the son sit down and watch it with me.
The son: The Joker is killing a lot of people.
The son: He said son of a…
Which is when I slapped a hand over his mouth, shook my head no repeatedly, and turned on SpongeBob.
I forgot how scary that guy was.
And then my mother…my traitorous mother (I say that with love and affection) TOLD THE HUSBAND about the Batman catastrophe…
I had to do it.
I had to put on the cone of shame.
Me: You were right.
The husband: Oh yeah?
-Insert Eyebrow of Doom here-