Primo: If I run [for the county government], then we won't be able to go to that dance workshop.
Me: Of course not.
Primo: It is the prime Saturday for getting [nominating petition] signatures.
Me: So that's why you'll run.
Me: You have been promising to go to dance lessons with me for six years. And you always find an excuse not to go.
Primo: But I don't know if I want to run. I don't know if I want to be a county representative. And I for sure don't want to do it in the snow. I mean, if I run, that would mean you couldn't treat me like someone who stays at home.
Me: But you do stay at home. And you do not have a job.
Primo: But running for office is a full-time job.
Me: Uh huh. So I am supposed to go to work - I was perfectly happy not working - I am supposed to go to work and be gone from the house for 11 hours a day - and then I am supposed to come home and do all the housework?
Primo: Not all. But I can't do it all.
Me: You're not.
Primo: Not what?
Me: Not doing it all. You're not cleaning the bathroom. You're not doing the cooking.
Primo: But I am doing a lot.
Me: But not all.
Primo: Well, I can't do everything and run for office and get up early and shovel the driveway before you leave for work.
Me: So I am supposed to do it?
Primo: I don't know.
Me: Run or don't run. But don't blame me for your decision.
Primo: Do you think I should?
Me: I am staying out of this. You decide. But do not put it on me if you decide not to run. Do not say you can't do it because I won't do all the work around the house and there is snow. If you don't want to run, that's fun. But it is not my fault.
Primo: If I run, I can't take that Saturday for the dance class.
Me: Of course not. I knew you would find a way out of it.