Should I be worried about this conversation I had the other day with Einstein (name has been changed to protect the privacy of my husband)?
Kate: "It's always a good rule of thumb to wash your hands before making dinner."
Einstein: "Do you know where that term 'rule of thumb' came from?"
Kate: "No, Einstein. Now hand me that pan."
Einstein: "Well apparently there used to be a law in England that stated a man could only use a stick the thickness of his thumb to beat his wife."
Einstein: "Isn't that interesting?"
Einstein: (Holds up his thumb) "I guess that wouldn't really hurt."
Was he weighing my threshold of pain or thinking he was going to need a thicker stick? (I got to stop tickling him. I can tell I'm pushing him to the edge.)