Every single day since January 1 of this year, I've been religiously registering to win the HGTV Dream Home. (You can totally register every day until February 19th!) I love the idea that I COULD win. I like daydreaming about what we'd do with it, when we'd go and how much easier it would make our lives, you know, when we win. (After we sell it for the cash.)
So, one of the days that I entered while at work (it literally takes 30 seconds), I came home and started talking to Eddie about it. I started planning out loud what we'd do when we won. He was quiet for a while and then his facial expression started to change from "just listening" to "a little concerned." At this point, I stopped my optimistic, out-loud planning for our future dream home and asked him what else he was thinking about.
"You know, we're not going to win this thing."
Blink. Blink. Blink.
"You just seem a little too sure about this and I don't want your feelings to get hurt when we don't win."
Not wanting to give up: "But we COULD win. Right?"
"We're NOT going to win. Do you even know what the odds are?"
"O.k. WE'RE not going to win. I'M going to win. When I win, YOU'LL have to admit you were wrong. And you won't be invited to MY house."
"O.k, O.k, O.k. I take it back. You're going to win and when you do, I'll go around saying, 'I was wrong.' I want to come to the house."
When we win, we're totally getting a new desk and a new chair.