For a long while I wanted to do 'bonding exercises' with David. I would set up two pieces of paper with two pens. Then I would say, "you write down ten things..." that was as far as I would go when David would say. "I'm not doing that."
So I gave up on that. But I did have another idea. I would make tuna fish sandwiches and buy cookies and we would drive to a place where ducks and geese congregate and eat them looking out at the Ottawa River.
No way, he said.
But then one day we got a message from our landlord's. They were cleaning out the parking garage and needed all the cars out by seven AM. Here was my chance.
The day before, I made the tuna fish sandwiches and bought cookies, four of them from the bakery. I put everything in the fridge to wait.
David was not happy about having to by up by seven but he did agree to go to the DesChenes Rapids which is where the ducks are.
So we get there. David is in a bad mood. He never gets up so early.
I hand him a tuna fish. "I'm not hungry."
So I ate mine and asked again. "I don't want it."
So I ate it. Then I brought out the cookies. Two over to David.
"I'm not hungry. I don't want them."
So I ate them. Along with mine. We sat for minutes in silence.
"This isn't as much fun as I thought it would be." I said. He looked at me like I was crazy. In a few minutes he spoke.
"I'll have my sandwich now."
"I ate it."
"Can I have my cookies, then?"
"I ate them, too."
He settled back. I could almost hear his brain ticking. At eight he announced he was going to visit his friends who own a garage.
"I'll drive you home."
He dropped me off and then went off. Hungry, I suppose, and a bit angry. I think there is no real moral to this story except, don't eat the tuna fish.
I've given up my 'bonding exercises'. I guess since we stayed together after that, we're good and bonded.
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