I love mornings in bed, just relaxing and savoring the peace and calm of morning. And I love morning sex. What a great way to start the day.
However, the biggest mood killer of all, for me, is BAD BREATH! Blech. And I’m pretty sure morning breath is the worst of the worst. So, if I want to get romantic, I will first get up and brush my teeth. Then I’ll ask Conan to do the same. Well, guess what? That is a total mood killer for him! I’ll say, okay, honey, first go brush your teeth. The problem is, once Conan gets out of bed in the morning, he’s not likely to get back into bed. He’s got things to do, places to go, people to see. Getting back into bed is a sign of slovenliness, laziness, slothfulness, and any other adjective for “you are a big, fat, unmotivated, lazy bum” you can think of. Which is a sin like unto murder in his eyes, ha ha!
So I say, we’re not doing the wild thing until you brush your teeth. And he says, If I get up, I’m not coming back to bed. Sigh. I have to say that I usually win this one. I mean, really, isn’t that a small price to pay for the big O to start your day? Get up and brush your teeth, you stubborn, stubborn man!!!
Another mood killer for him is when I say, okay, honey, just a minute, I’ll be right back. Then swish off to the bathroom for a little freshening up. Conan: You don’t need freshening up. Just come to bed. Me: Oh, yes, I do, and I’ll be there in a minute. Conan: SIGH. Me: I’ll make it worth your while, I promise you. 🙂 Conan: GRRRRRR.
(I’m laughing at this right now, because I just gave a young newlywed advice about freshening up a little beforehand. She said it was a mood killer and I told her that spontaneity only goes so far. )
What’s your mood killer, and how do you work around it?