The following conversation happens daily in our household and is pretty much the outline of all of our marital disagreements. Topics such as money, weekend plans, childcare decisions, etc. can be plugged into the below template. Guess which one is me and which one is Hubby.
A: What do you want for dinner?
B: I don't know, want do you want?
A: I don't know. You decide.
B: I don't want hamburgers, how about roast beef?
A: No, that'll take too long.
B: How about tacos?
A: No, that's too salty.
B: How about pizza?
A: No, I had that yesterday.
B: Come on! Everything I say you say no to. Obviously you have something in mind...what is it?
A: I don't know. I don't know what I want. What do you want?
B: How about soup and salad?
A: No, that doesn't sound good.
B: How about fish?
A: No, I don't feel like fish.
B: Well I'm not going to guess for 30 minutes until I finally trigger your brain so that you can figure out what you feel like eating.
A: How about hamburgers? Yeah, for some reason hamburgers sound good!
By the end I am physiologically ready to explode, complete with tight chest and flushed face and Hubby is usually pretty darn happy because he feels like he has made progress in his decision. Sometimes I feel like I am the problem-solving component of Hubby and my children's brains. Problem is it's like using a map without a key to give directions to someone else in a foreign language...and the orientation keeps changing!!