Binky Betsy (cookie77) wrote in binky_betsy,
Binky Betsy
cookie77
binky_betsy

Does anyone remember this article/column?

I *think* it was linked here. It was *probably* from Salon, and it *most likely* was published around Father's Day. It was written by a guy who was on his second marriage, while his wife was on her first. He had children from his first marriage who were well into adulthood, and the two children (boys) his second marriage had produced, and his wife's alleged obsession with them, put him in a constant state of irritation that seemed to threaten to become rage.

According to him, he'd been there, done that, and knew what his wife didn't: the kid wasn't going to choke to death at the dinner table and there was no reason for her to get so upset. Same with ear infections, and all the other mini-crises that she was taking way too seriously. He knew all these problems were going to resolve themselves, but the shrill bitch wouldn't listen. He also knew that Little League/Pee-wee football games were all the same, along with school plays and Cub Scout meetings, and considered it his cross to bear that he still had to feign interest in such things. And because his kids were OMG BOYS, this also meant he had to put up with crap like them spitting cherry pits into a plant pot at the doctor's office. Augh! But if he ever dared say this to his wife, he'd never hear the end of it, so he was forced to sit grinding his teeth.

Anyone remember this? If it was linked here. ETA: Because I want to link it somewhere else, and if anyone remembers reading it here, I'll know it's worth looking.
Subscribe

  • Tuesday, 27 July 2021

    The first of two strips that tell us that John will also crow about finally stepping up after Elly is too feeble to do housework. Panel 1: We start…

  • Monday, 26 July 2021

    The one at the home front where Mike proves that he comes by being a revolting ass honestly. Panel 1: We find ourselves back in Milborough watching…

  • Sunday, 25 July 2021

    Come! I will teach you the Elly Patterson! She is this immaturity! She is this wave of nausea! Synopsis: After the family leaves for the day, Elly…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 9 comments