We all know boys and girls think differently right? Logically I know that. Still, when I am faced with the reality of that fact I find myself totally surprised by just how BIG a difference there is.
I submitted some artwork to a brand new fabric manufacturing company about three weeks ago. Today, at 9:00am I noticed an email from them.
I stared at it in my inbox.
I walked away.
Came back and stared some more.
Walked away again.
Repeat that about 15 more times and you will have a good idea how I spent my morning.
I just couldn't bring myself to open it. What if it was another no? What if it was THE yes I had been dreaming of?
So I sent a text to my husband and my best friend looking for moral support.
I sent them the exact same text that read,"There is an email in my inbox from (Insert Fabric company name), the new company I sent designs to, I can't open it....."
Kevin immediately wrote back, "Let me look."
Me "No! I want to do it."
Kev "Oh I thought you meant you weren't able to open it."
Me "No, I mean, emotionally, I can't open it."
Kev "See, that nonverbal information doesn't come over by text message. What does it say?"
Me "Or that boys and girls think differently. I sent the exact same text to Tobi. We will see how she takes it. I don't know. I haven't opened it yet."
Kev "Of course it will be different for her, you wouldn't be asking her for help opening it"
Me "I wasn't asking you either"
Now remember, I sent Tobi the SAME initial text. Her response was
Tobi "Open...open...open "
Done and done.
And this, my dear readers, is why sometimes, although you love your husband dearly, it is a necessity to have a girls night out every now and again.
PS The company wants to see more!!!! YAY! Fingers crossed and lots of prayers!