This is a guest post by the daddy. After a lot of pressure I caved... I guess you all needed to know!
So there we all were - the 4 of us - excited at the prospect of going to England for Christmas, and Oddparent was at the fulcrum of this delight as she had just booked the tickets.... or had she?!
Well there are 2 answers to this question:
1) Yes she had booked them
2) She had completely messed it up
Instead of us travelling from Calais to Dover, she decided we would be much better off travelling from Dover to Calais! So she either thought that my (currently a work-in-progress) transporter machine would be ready to just magic us to Dover and then sail to Calais, before eventually sailing back to Dover, or......... she got the booking wrong.
Upon the realisation SHE had got it wrong with nobody else to blame, she proceeded in having the Mother of all tantrums! Bashing things about, swearing under her breath, teary-eyed, the lot! I then realised where my children get it from, although I presume they will grow out of it in time... but not Oddparent! She gave it with both barrels!
And to finish off the tantrum, she actually broke our washing basket! Unbelievable!
I obviously stepped in like a true hero, rang the travel company, sorted it all out, no problem. And I didn't even break anything in the process!
When Oddparent had calmed down (4 days later), I ventured into bringing the whole "incident" (as it's now known in our household) up. She told me she's always been like that.... erm what?!!! In 10 years, I've NEVER witnessed this behaviour, so life must've been pretty perfect for the last decade or.... there is a dark side to Oddparent that I'm learning about a mere 3 months after our wedding!
3 MONTHS... coincidence? I'm so disturbed now that I hope she's not looking over my shoulder as i write this.... BANG!