Who Wears the Pants Around Here?

"He Said" From the Cave, "She Said" From the Throne

Today the husband-slash-business partner and I went to file our taxes.

Lo and behold, my name was there first on the top line.

Whoa! Sensitive to the man being the man, I said that I’d like it better if his name was at the top. Our tax preparer said that my name was automatically printed that way since I am an existing customer.

I paused. Then I decided to make a joke of it.

She Said: “Well, maybe it means that I wear the pants in our household!”

He Said: (Well, actually, he didn’t say anything. He just gave me that “you’re-a-pest” look.)

She Said: (pushing the envelope) “Don’t you think it’s funny that my name is on top?”

He Said: “I don’t think it’s funny at all. We both know who’s in charge.”

This is when our tax lady said that she can change it, no problem.

He Said: “No, we both know who wears the pants. I’m not concerned about it. Save paper.”

Well, he is right. I sure don’t want a pansy for a husband. We did ask our tax lady to change it for next year…