Fair trade?

Nate: Please take the dog out?

Me: No way! It's so late.

Nate: Oh come on. I'm tired and I'm sore and I'm sunburnt and my muscles hurt and I have allergies...

Me: Okay, fine. Fine. But you owe me one.

(Nate farts)

Nate: There. Now we're even.


Blogger Erin M said...

sounds suspiciously like a conversation I had with Troy last night. Hope you have a good weekend

4/22/06, 11:44 AM  
Blogger Perstephone said...

Your dog is cute- looks like a cuddly bruiser.

Yeah, farts are often on our trade list, too. If we could only find a way to bottle them!

4/22/06, 11:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We both have significant other exchanges up today. Mine was much less painful.

I love Nate. :)

4/22/06, 12:25 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

Funny, that sounds like my husband too. Must be a guy thing. And I'm not just talking about the farting thing. I'm talking about the making me take the dog out thing, too. I thought that was supposed to be the guys job....

4/22/06, 12:30 PM  
Blogger nonlineargirl said...

If only I'd known that I could pay Chris in farts...

I was going to write something supportive, but then I noticed your carpet. You have light carpeting, a child and a dog? Masochist.

4/22/06, 12:32 PM  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

I'm not going to be able to write anything witty/interesting/coherent because you have granted my wish that you out your - gorgeous gorgeous gasp adorable gorgeous - dog. Bulldog envy! Blither.

The Husband and WonderBaby have fart-offs. A toot-toot here, and a toot-toot there. It's sometimes a little bit duelling-banjos-ish, and it makes the Husband giggle like a little girl. When it happens, he thinks that he's made his most important contribution to childrearing (is there a pun there?) for the day. "Change her diaper? But I already farted for her!"

4/22/06, 12:54 PM  
Blogger mamatulip said...

He must have been talking to my husband before he did that. LOL.

4/22/06, 1:37 PM  
Blogger Chicky Chicky Baby said...

I heart your pooch. She makes me want a Bulldog. Sigh

As for the gaseous husband... I've already got one of those and, apparently, so do most of your readers.

4/22/06, 2:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate to say it, but my hubby owes me A TON then.

4/22/06, 3:02 PM  
Blogger Blog Antagonist said...

They start thinking farts are funny at about four, and apparently, it just never gets old. Living with three males, the fart/bathroom humor is outta control, and they just feed off of each other. One fart spawns a cacophony of emissions. SIGH. I'd give anything for a nice sedate tea party now and then.

Very dute dog. If I were a dog person, that's the kind of dog I would get. That little face is truly irresistable.

4/22/06, 3:06 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Groan... What is it with men and their gas?

4/22/06, 4:01 PM  
Blogger j.sterling said...

i am laughing. my.fucking. ass. off.

4/22/06, 4:18 PM  
Blogger j.sterling said...


4/22/06, 4:36 PM  
Blogger Cristina said...

I've been dealing with the farting insanity since my two brothers used to hold me down and fart on my head when I was little. I feel your pain.

4/22/06, 6:39 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

oh dear lord... are you married to my husband? his twin-that-we-don't-know-about?

my sons aren't much better...

4/22/06, 8:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

aside from the fact that my husband's the one doing the taking out of the dogs... and i'm the one doing the farti...uh...er... remaining on the couch, this sounds like our house!

okay, so i'm not just a terrible mother... i don't like to take the dogs out when it's raining, either. sue me. : P

4/22/06, 8:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awwww...how cute. And the dog's not bad either :P

But seriously — what is it with men and farting on cue?

4/22/06, 9:35 PM  
Blogger the stefanie formerly known as stefanierj said...

I've said it at Sweet Juniper, and I'll say it here: my husband has. never. farted. in. front. of. me. I have known him for over 12 years.

So WHERE my son gets his focus on flatulence I will NEVER know.

PS If the dog farts, does Nate owe YOU? This question was on the GRE logic section, I'm pretty sure.

4/22/06, 10:41 PM  
Blogger josetteplank.com said...


Well...imagine your cherubic 4yo daughter being able to lay one out on cue, a blaster that would make most truck drivers weep in appreciation. You can imagine my pride.

I'm not a doggie person, but I must admit, your pooch is a sweetie!

4/22/06, 11:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ack!!! What can you possibly say to THAT?!

4/23/06, 1:18 AM  
Blogger Sandra said...

And here I thought my 4 year old would grow out of his farting humour?!

CUTE dog!!

4/23/06, 4:28 AM  
Blogger The Domesticator said...

Aw...how charming! The dog's not bad, either! I LOVE bulldogs!

4/23/06, 7:37 AM  
Blogger Mom101 said...

C Ella--I LOVE this! Thank your MIL for me, I'm going to start coopting that quote.

4/23/06, 10:13 AM  
Blogger Redneck Mommy said...

Too funny. Nate, that is, not your dog. Your dog rocks! I am officially envious of your pooch.

4/23/06, 1:36 PM  
Blogger GIRL'S GONE CHILD said...

your dog is awesome! and nate's butt is too!

4/23/06, 5:11 PM  
Blogger MrsFortune said...

What a cute wittle doggie!!! How have you never posted pictures of that gorgeous thing before? Hmm? Bootiful.

And Nate? Booty-full.

4/23/06, 5:29 PM  
Blogger ms blue said...

What a great dog! I'm sure Desdemona is not a fan.

4/23/06, 6:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh. My. God! This SO sounds like something my husband would do that I am in pain (laughing, but in pain). And people wonder why husbands get killed?

4/24/06, 5:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have an english bully too! i love her so. and though it is her usually passing thee gas, i get gifts like that from my husband too.

3/23/09, 5:50 PM  

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