Random Things He Says.

“Hun, can you help me with this post? I’m thinking hitchhiker, detour, mystery!”

It flowed effortlessly.

“It’s been done before.”

Shot. Down.

“The prompt is detour. It could be taken figuratively or literally.”

Confusion.

“What kind of detour?  A detour of the heart?”

“Some may do that. I’m thinking something more gruesome, maybe involving a knife?”

I need a new muse.

“The cat!”

“Brian the cat can’t detour.”

Or be my muse.

“Look at the cat! She’s taking a DETOUR, through the banister because the baby gate is closed!  DETOUR

HUN!!”

“Yes Brian, Detour!”

“You said the cat couldn’t detour and SHE DID!!”

“Thank you, well done. You proved me wrong.”

Death stare

“ How about you write about a miner, with a waterfall, and then there’s some dude, with something in his

pocket!  What’s in there?  I don’t know AND what’s he diggin’ for?”

Much laughter, and typing.

“Are you typing what I’m saying?”

“No hun.”

More typing.

“Now I have to keep my mouth shut at work and at home….. talking is a sickness.”

Giggles and then a cough to hide more typing.

“I know you’re writing everything I say! But before I go, one more piece of advice! Write about Star Wars,

not Star Trek, no one likes them. You don’t like Star Wars either but you really should watch it hun,

everyone likes it but you.”

Detour.

Leighann

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40 Responses to Random Things He Says.
  1. Jessica
    March 18, 2011 | 8:31 am

    So funny, you are making your husband famous whether he likes it or not.

  2. Leigh Ann (The Twin Spin)
    March 18, 2011 | 8:38 am

    Hilarious! I rarely ask. C for help with my writing. Because that’s exactly the experience I would have. Great take on the prompt.

    • multitaskingmumma
      March 18, 2011 | 9:26 pm

      Thanks Homes!
      Glad you stopped by to read even though you’re wicked sick.
      Get well soon!

  3. cristina
    March 18, 2011 | 8:54 am

    Love it!!!!!

  4. Kris
    March 18, 2011 | 9:37 am

    So happy to read a funny post. Everyone gets pretty serious with TRDC, including me. Loved your conversation.

    • multitaskingmumma
      March 18, 2011 | 9:25 pm

      I’m flattered that you think it was funny.
      Thank you so much

  5. Ilana @ mommyshorts
    March 18, 2011 | 10:04 am

    Ha! Love to see the play between you and your husband. Very clever!

  6. Heather
    March 18, 2011 | 10:08 am

    Very funny! I love the different spin you took on the prompt.

    • multitaskingmumma
      March 18, 2011 | 9:13 pm

      My brain wouldn’t work so I had to turn to the man for help.
      Sometimes he gives me gold.

  7. TheJackB
    March 18, 2011 | 12:41 pm

    My muse ran away last night. Perhaps she took off with yours. 😉

    • multitaskingmumma
      March 18, 2011 | 9:12 pm

      Muse’s are sneaky bitches.
      I’ll let you know if mine returns and send yours promptly home with a red bottom.

  8. Galit Breen
    March 18, 2011 | 1:11 pm

    Love. Pure love. That is all. XO

  9. liz
    March 18, 2011 | 3:21 pm

    Oh, what a funny way to play the prompt! This was a perfect “detour”!!

    • multitaskingmumma
      March 18, 2011 | 9:08 pm

      Thank you.
      He thought so too.
      He still thinks so.
      *rolls eyes*

  10. Jessica
    March 18, 2011 | 3:35 pm

    So funny and the husband ended up helping after all.

    • multitaskingmumma
      March 18, 2011 | 8:58 pm

      I read it to him after and he said I wrote it ALL WRONG!!
      Celebrities…. so demanding.

  11. Jennifer Dillon
    March 18, 2011 | 4:24 pm

    Hilarious, the cat bit was funny and so how a boy would respond.

    • multitaskingmumma
      March 18, 2011 | 8:56 pm

      He’s STILL saying it when the cat wants to go downstairs!
      “just DETOUR!!” LOL

  12. MamaTrack
    March 18, 2011 | 7:46 pm

    Very funny–could have had this conversation in my house.

    • multitaskingmumma
      March 18, 2011 | 8:53 pm

      Men have some random thoughts!
      then when they say them out loud things get a little wacky!

  13. Jennie B
    March 18, 2011 | 8:15 pm

    Nice one!
    I also tried to brainstorm with my husband. I got nowhere 🙂

  14. Elena
    March 18, 2011 | 8:45 pm

    I love it! I’m also glad I’m not the only one who begs the hubs to read all my posts before I hit publish. 😉

  15. Frelle
    March 18, 2011 | 9:20 pm

    i love how your wrote for this prompt!! 🙂 a piece of your life, reality and the hilariousness of trying to get inspiration from a series of digressions 🙂

  16. tracy
    March 18, 2011 | 11:25 pm

    LOL – Oh I love this! So fun.

  17. Nichole
    March 18, 2011 | 11:34 pm

    If I wrote down everything that my husband said, I’d still be typing. 😉

    Funny post.

  18. Jessica Anne
    March 19, 2011 | 7:39 pm

    Ha! So funny. If nothing else, husband’s make good blog fodder. 🙂

    • multitaskingmumma
      March 21, 2011 | 6:18 pm

      And they clean up the garbage off the deck when the crows get into it.
      That too.
      LOL

  19. Brandon
    March 20, 2011 | 9:20 am

    I’m on his side. (Never saw that coming, did you?)

    Funny stuff, lady. Funny stuff. 🙂

  20. Katie
    March 20, 2011 | 5:32 pm

    this is cute. husbands are the ultimate detour.

    • multitaskingmumma
      March 21, 2011 | 6:17 pm

      haha. At first I read this as “husbands are the ultimate DECOUR.”
      And I thought, hmmm yes they are. LOL

  21. CJ
    March 21, 2011 | 1:15 am

    So great! What a muse you have indeed! GOLDMINE! Ha!

    • multitaskingmumma
      March 21, 2011 | 6:15 pm

      I wish he was a goldmine.
      Oh the things I would do with the money LOL

  22. shorty
    March 21, 2011 | 6:38 pm

    Really funny!

  23. CDG
    March 21, 2011 | 9:42 pm

    Are we perhaps married to the same man?

    Only we have dogs, and not a cat.

    Plenty of detours there.

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