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Saturday, July 23, 2005

Mixing Lunch


My friend, Esme, and her husband (John) have two kids. As any parent knows, kids tend to be nature's form of birth control. Once you have kids, your sex life can get to be severely impaired. If you're lucky, you have friends and relatives that will take the kids occasionally, but you still have to take advantage of any private time that you can get.

Esme and John still love to flirt outrageously with each other. They developed code words, such as "ML" for Make Love. When their two kids were younger, John might wink at Esme across the table at a restaurant and ask seductively, "Are you ever going to ML to me?"

When the kids got older, their son asked suspiciously one day, "Mom, what does ML mean?" Thinking desperately, Esme blurted "Um, it means...Mix Lunch!" That was so obviously false that the kids got tipped off. "Uh, sure, mom," said their son skeptically.

John and Esme still love to flirt with each other, but they are now a little more careful about what they can say. Recently while driving in the car, John leaned over and whispered to her that he wanted to buy a blender. Startled, she glanced at him and asked "Why?" "To mix lunch," he said, giving her a lopsided grin. Their kids overheard this and could be heard loudly retching in the back seat.

11 comments:

Jessica said...

Cute.

Tabasamu said...

*ROFL* They sound like a fun couple.

Jamie Dawn said...

How playful and sweet. Mixed Lunch? She really screwed up on that one!

Dan said...

ML... monitoring libido?

Kathleen said...

Dan, FUNNY!

bananarama said...

How wonderful. I only hope that I'll be able to have such a sweet relationship some day. Those kids should be happy that their parents are still in love. The parents will be the role models for the relationships that their kids will have.

michelle said...

I am going to have to remember this one.

actonbell said...

hahahaha, that's good!

mal said...

So True! Our daughters tend to fill in the blanks....even when there aren't any!

Anonymous said...

I told my huband, Let's GIO.

(let's get it on)

Anyone else have fun ideas?

Saur♥Kraut said...

GIO! Funny!