A supreme act of will
Meant to write about this the other day. It's important I get this down on paper (or whatever this is. Magnets?) Ally and I were doing our evening dental hygiene routine (nothing unusual - floss, mouthwash, brush. Ally does it in a different order, which I think is crazy, but that's something between me and her [well, it was something between me and her until I just made it Google'able information, but whatever]).
Anyway, I was toward the end of my brushing stage, mouth completely full of foam, when Allison very lovingly brushed her hand on my cheek. She showed me her finger, which had the eyelash she had just picked off my face, and presented it to be blown off (during which act I would, presumably, make a wish). Remember that at this point in process, I have a mouth full of toothpaste foam, which is not pointed not only at Allison's finger, but also directly in line with her face.
Honestly, I surprised everyone by not blowing a fine mist of toothpaste foam at her. I was shocked, once Allison realized what she was setting herself up for she was shocked. Even our cat, who is generally imperturbable unless we move her water dish, was shocked (I think she was shocked. For a moment her face changed from a look of querulousness to a look of incredulty which is as close as we're like to get). It took a supreme act of will, one (and here is the important bit) I'm fairly sure I'm never going to be able to make again.
I need to have it documented in case an opportunity like this arises once more. You guys need to back me up - it's not my fault. No man should have to keep from doing that more than once in a lifetime. Ally won't think it's funny, but she'll be wrong. Can I get an Amen?