“Sexual energy…is more a function of health than age.”

The Laundry

I sure would welcome some feedback on this topic. Do all men hate to change linens or is this just a Sexy Grandpa issue? For years now, 27 to be exact, every time I announce ‘Let’s strip the bed so I can wash the linens’, I get the same response. “You just washed them.” Well, linens do need require laundering and I do my best to have some reasonable schedule for when. To avoid this continuing saga, I asked Sexy Grandpa, “How often do you think we should do this? He finally agreed to twice/monthly on the 1st and 15th. Given that we decided this was a do-able compromise, I didn’t expect any resistance. Guess what? Today, when I announced, “It’s time to strip the bed” I got an argument. “Let’s wait until the weekend.” Knowing that would now throw off the schedule we had created, I simply wasn’t going to allow that to happen.

I got up at my usual time. I took off the cases on both of my pillows, lifted the 2 contour corners on my side of the bed and drew back the linens half way to his side. I then went on my way to get ready for LA Fitness (my every day water aerobics program). Sexy Grandpa was still half asleep when I kissed him goodbye and headed on my way.

I knew when he did wake up, the choice was his. Would he remake my side of the bed OR strip the remaining side and put all linens in the laundry room? If I were to wager, and again, knowing that everything he does for me works in his favor (remember, it’s all about benefits) I figured the total pile would be waiting for my return. And, guess what? I was right. Here’s the rest of the story, however. On top of the pile, my loving husband had left the following note: I do love you very much! The handwritten message, brief though it was, literally made me smile so much. Sure, he may have had an ulterior motive. Sure, he knew he had lost the battle over laundry. Or, and I believe this to be the reason – Sexy Grandpa DOES love me very much. And, the note was another way of sharing how he feels in spite of the task he hates to do.

Well, of course, the first of next month will be yet another laundry day issue. Or, maybe – just maybe, I’ve won the battle forever and THAT would surely put a smile on my face. I do, however, have to add one more point to this story. And that is, we BOTH hate to make the bed once the linens are fresh and clean. At least we agree to do this part together!

Stay tuned. We’re counting on you to keep us young at heart!

Sassy Grandma