"So...um...who is Brian, and why is his mailing address by the computer?"
Hubs waves a piece of paper around, his brow furrowed in puzzlement.
"Oh it's this guy that writes a blog...you know, I've told you about him. Remember the spewing toilet?"
Hubs: "Ya but...why would you have his address?"
Me: "Well remember when I won a Build a Bear Gift card? I can't use it, Jake won't want it. Brian's daughter has had a really rough summer and so I thought I'd give it to his family. I e-mailed him and he gave me his address."
Hubs: "So that's how it starts."
Hubs: " First you're trading parenting stories, then you start e-mailing and sending gifts, and before you know it you're having an online affair. Have you forgotten?" He waves his arm in mock dramatics.
We once knew a couple that seemed so together, so happy, until she checked his e-mail one night and found that he was having some really hot online affair with some chick in Florida. Who he left her for, after spending a little time with all her co-workers, too. It was messy and terrible and just so awkward for everyone involved.
Me: "Uh...no. You don't have to worry. It's just a Build a Bear card."
Hubs: "You're still sounding guilty." He's goading me. He's not jealous in the least, he just wants to make me squirm. I know it!
Me: "He's happily married."
Me: "He lives in New York."
Me: "He has twin 3 year olds and a 7 year old."
Hubs pauses and ponders this information. Suddenly he breaks into a grin.
"Okay, never mind."