Spousal Communication

My wife and I sometimes communicate through writing on the master bedroom closet doors, with chalk, somewhat like notes on one’s pillow / desk / the dining room table. This happens in Dutch, and translates rather poorly (BTW, I have pictures too, so it did happen);

“Papa houdt WEL een beetje van mama.”

“Een beetje maar?”

“OK, niet een beetje”

“Hoeveel dan wel?”


She had to Google that one, but she found it adorable. I think. Time will tell.

On other occasions, you may hear me wonder where my wife is… I start the discovery process off by shouting:


There may be a sigh, followed by my wife shouting:


I have to confirm the handshake;


And all is good, we have a connection.