Spending a week with the wife’s ex.
Exes are usually exes for a reason and usually for several reasons. Our situation is a bit unusual, but no real exception.
The ex has been spoiled by his new partner and thus has acquired a few bad habits and it is my mission as his exs new partner to break him of.
Habit one – Calling my wife by his current wife’s name.
Habit two – Like most men he has one mouth and two ears, but he starts talking from the moment he gets up and doesn’t stop until he goes to bed.
Habit three – He asks you where something is and pays no mind when you tell him so of course he has to ask again the next time he wants the same thing.
Habit four – Quiet is a foreign word. When he is up, everybody is up.
In all fairness there are a few nice things about having the ex over.
He doesn’t mind sharing the cooking, though cleaning as he goes is not his strength. In fact we usually have to bribe the cleaner to come back.
Those pesky jobs that only tall people can do finally get done.
He is very handy at helping with the garden.
Actually, I just like yanking his chain.Like most of us, he’s human with flaws and quirks, but he has a good heart and loves his family and is a good friend, but don’t tell him I said so.