Friday, October 19, 2007


I can't remember exactly when my husband started calling me his "girlfriend", but he does, and I like it. I'm so used to it that I don't even notice when he does it, but let me tell you, other people notice.

John wrote a letter to the editor of our small town newspaper this week. It was a letter about homework and the ridiculous amount that our children bring home each night. And in the letter, John referred to me as his girlfriend. I thought nothing of it. Until my email inbox starting filling up and my phone started ringing with questions from my friends wanting to know if I was the girlfriend.

It was kinda hard not to laugh. One of the secretaries from my kids' school called me and after I reassured her that John and I are still happily married, she told the others gathered around the phone, "See, I told you." The others thought that maybe he really did have a girlfriend and that I was unaware and that "they" should break the news to me. Hilarious. Maybe.

I'm slightly worried that folks in our small town might not get the gist of the homework issue he wrote about because they're sidelined by the whole "girlfriend" phrase.

So, I'm working on getting girlfriend privileges...more dates, more phone calls, more flowers, more jewelry. You get the picture. I'll keep you posted.


Holly said...

Hee hee! I have noticed it, too. But I love it at the same time.

I think a date with your boyfriend is in order :)
Love ya friend!

Diane@Diane's Place said...

...More "privileges"....You go, girlfriend! ;D

Stephanie Kay said...

You work it!! I think it's only fair that he make very public displays that you are "the" girlfriend!

I confess I've read his blog a time or two and his reference to you threw me at first. I thought maybe I was on the wrong blog. But I quickly realized he did mean you. = )

I have a similar thing with my husband. I call him "Sweet." It started as Sweetheart, then Sweetie, and now just "Sweet." When I refer to him on my blog I have to remind myself to use "Joel" so people know who I'm talking about.

marieDee said...

Ditto. I was thrown a little at the "girlfriend" reference in John's blog. My first thought?That you had decided to protest some aspect of marriage contracts by divorcing and living sans mariage. But I decided quickly that even moving to Colorado wouldn't make you behave that uncharacteristically!

Anonymous said...

Hey Meredith, get all the mileage out of this you can! Especially since Christmas is around the corner. Miss you guys - though it was good seeing John on the plane.

Tom Davis

Kecia said...

I like it. My Dad always called my Mom his "bride"...except when he called her his "first wife." :)

Deidre said...

Oh, I love that. How sweet.