Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Because February is SO Romantic

Last night the Double B and I watched an episode of 'Everybody Loves Raymond' wherein Debra and Ray assign possible replacements for themselves in case one of them should keel over. It was funny. I giggled, and thought "What an absolutely horrible idea for me to ever consider!"

Unfortunately, having not yet learned his lesson, the Double B thought that this would be a good game to play today.
The conversation went something like this:

B - Who would you pick to replace you?

M - Uh-uh. No way! Mmm-mmm. No. Nope! No.

B - Come on, tell me!

M - No. We are not playing this game. To quote Raymond, "I consider myself irreplaceable."

B - I'll tell you who'd I'd pick to replace me.


B - But I have some really good options. They'd both be really good for you!

M - No, you weirdo! No!

B - I just think it's good to have options.

M - Whatever. No.

And then, because he kept pushing the issue, we got into a debate about the merits of re-marrying (his plan) versus a life of good wholesome single parenting (my plan).

The Double B sometimes sets himself up for punishment. It's really very endearing.


Elise said...

I'm totally with you on your plan. DJ and I have this discussion frequently (which, now that I think of it, probably isn't very healthy) and I always tell him I will never remarry. Imagine. Being single.... :) I KNOW he has my replacement picked out.

Jen said...

I have already told Alex who he may re-marry. I just don't want my kids to have no mom.

Actually, we have a pact to die when we are old and on the same day to avoid any such nonsense.

Tink said...

hee hee. I'm on your side!

Tara said...

I have to agree with Jen. I wouldn't want my kids to be without a mom if they were very young. But I'd also rather the issue just never came up. I think it would have to be between the parent and the children who were left behind not up to the one who died!

Emily said...

yup. My husband would remarry. me? no. I am done with weddings...haha. I hate thinking about it though. I love that episode by the way. LOVE that show!