With the holidays rapidly approaching I figured it was time to get my exit strategy in order. You see, as November and December roll around so do school performances, family dinners, and work related events. This means there are lots of opportunities for uncomfortable and awkward situations to present themselves. I’ve never been much of a social butterfly. I tend to feel nervous and shy in real life situations. And this year I am doubtful that I will spread my wings any more than I have already. So I am working on my game plan. This year when things get rough, when my body temperature rises due to the great discomfort I feel from too many personal questions, my husband has said too much (is it really necessary to discuss my breastfeeding with everyone else?) or a game of pass the baby has occurred with my baby, I will be sure to speak up or at the very least signal my husband so he knows that the time has come for us to say our goodbyes.
Recently, I asked several of my Twitter and Facebook friends to share the signals they give to their own spouses when they are at an event and they are either ready for their spouse to stop talking or are ready to make their exit. Read their responses and you might just get some ideas on what to do this year when you’re ready to make your getaway.
Find out their go-to signals after the jump!
Thank you ladies for sharing your signals with us!
What about the rest of you lovelies? What signals do you use to let your spouse know to quit talking or to say his goodbyes? Do you give “the look”, kick him under the table or pack up and start heading for the door? Do tell!
Photo Sources: Personal photos provided by participants
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