Friday, May 04, 2007

Love is...

My husband has his own special way to show his love for me--and sometimes it's by accident.

I made some sautéed spinach with our dinner last night and when my husband had finished his dinner, he said, "Isn't it weird how spinach makes your tongue feel...", my husband paused, trying to find the words to describe the sensation he felt.

I knew what he meant but I was also at a loss for words and so I told him there's a word for that in my native language of Lao.

"Futh", I said (it sounds more like saying "food" but with a lisp and while intoxicated).

"Futh--wha??" He tried to mimick me. I have been teaching him a few Lao words here and there.

There are some things for which there are words in Lao that I have yet to find words for in English. Futh would be similar to squeeky like the sensation from rubbing your thumb across a clean plastic container.

Later in the evening while we were resting on the couch watching t.v., he said that he use to think Lao sounded weird and he didn't use to like it but now he finds it interesting and wants to learn.

I smiled and said, "That's love, babe."

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

thats sweet baby.. thanks. I did say I like the way it sounds now. I used to think it was harsh sounding.

love ya.

Anonymous said...

Too sweet! When I read the title I thought your entry was going to be all lovey dovey nonsense, but it wasn't what I thought at all. Instead it was something more real which made it absolutely the more lovable. Congrats to you mama and your main squeeze. ;) -Kash