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Around here, we don’t play well with others. We especially don’t share too well. I don’t like other people touching my STUFF, is a commonly heard phrase around here. It’s a movie quote, I think, but I’ve claimed it as my own. I think it comes from being the eldest child watching my much-loved collection of china dolls be destroyed by a much too hands-on baby sister. Or maybe from too much time with no one to share with. Whatever it was, this happened.

Kel has taken a liking to the iPad. He loves it more than the original flirtation with angry birds {hussy}. He loves it so much that often it can be found with a low battery, slipped securely in the side of the couch between the armrest and the cushion. I have been kind of zen about it, picking it back up, charging it and not even losing my head when I get to a cafe to work, and it’s flat. I would say sweetly, honey, charge it. Baby, don’t shove it down the side of the couch. Babykins, where the feck is it!! {Because I am nothing if not cutesy with my pet names}

But last night I HAD to say something. Head down, butt up, searching the insides of the couch for the smart case that had come unattached. Concerned for my freshly painted nails. Teeth clenched against the narky words of narkiness. Then Hubby decided to do his little “, haha, my account has cash in it, and you spent all yours” dance. {True story}. Well, perhaps, I said, you should use some of that cash to buy your own damn iPad. I scowled my lip and raised an unruly eyebrow {because they are more terrifying, you see}. He said it wasn’t really a priority for him at the moment.

Not.

A.

Priority.

Well, leave mine the hell alone, I said, continuing with the arched unruly eyebrow. Then I flounced off for a bath. “No worries”, he called out behind me., it’s not a priority”. As I write this, it is less than 4 hours later, and it’s back where I fished it from. It’s tucked into the side of the couch. Smart case slipping off. Less than 4 hours, people. And it would’ve been sooner, but I took the iPad into the bathroom with me to watch ABC iView in the bath. So, he held out for like 20 minutes. Not a priority, my ass.

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