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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Oh Honey… Really?

I had a terrible time writing to this prompt.  SO… if you start reading – you have to read to the end.  Due to my issues, I decided to write several lists.


A List of 10 Things you should never Ask your Spouse –  (If your spouse was my Dad … because … well – read some posts about my Dad if you don’t understand.)


1.  Why are you bleeding from your arm / hand / leg / foot / forehead?  (or any other body part.)

2.  At what point does the yard go from being a “lawn” to being a “field?”  Are you going to mow the “field?”DSC_07801

3.  Would you help me fix my car? (Stories after stories to back this one up.)

4.  Why are you walking outside with a can of gasoline and a lighter?  You know there are other ways to burn things… right?

5.  What is your newest hobby? (Wine making, Beer Making, Sausage Making, Auto Garage, Auto Body Garage, Small Farm, Woodworking, Sawmilling, Gun collecting, Hunting, ….. are you getting the picture?)

6.  How would you solve this problem? (Answer will usually lead you back to #1.)

7.  You do know that playing chess, scrabble, monopoly, etc. with a 5 year old doesn’t necessarily mean you won, right?

8.  Is there a reason your car is not registered, inspected, and / or running?

9.  How many things “just outside the law” have you committed this week?  That is … not things that would get you sent up state… but maybe a citation.

10. What are you planning on doing with my kids this week?  (Because I really don’t want to know.)


Then you have 10 things you should never ask your spouse… if you were a normal person.

1.  What happened to all the hair on the back of your head?

2.  When was the last time you plucked your nose / ear hairs?

3.  Do you know how to use a vacuum cleaner?

4.  What age do you think you are?  You do realize … you are older than our kids, right?

5.  Have you considered doing a load of laundry this century?  Without using Bleach?

6. Do you realize you are not allergic to dish detergent?

7.  Did you know the world will not end if you fold a load of laundry?

8.  Will there ever be a day when you can be left alone with the kids for longer than 10 minutes?

9.  What the heck is wrong with you?

10.  How did you get so lucky to marry me?


The reason I had such a problem writing the list… is because Ray does a lot.  I mean… A Lot.  I have a high stress job and am usually the one on the first line of defense for our children's’ needs.  So Ray picks up the things at home.


Top 10 things I would Never ask MY Spouse:


1.  Why haven’t you cleaned lately? (usually because he has.)

2.  Really?  You didn’t think to start dinner?  (Lately – he’s been doing that too.)

3.  How come you don’t go to the gym anymore to “keep up” like you did when we were first together? (Because he spends his extra time taking care of us.)

4.  You don’t know how to use the washer?  (Except for that one Bleach incident – he’s stellar in that area too.)

5.  Why can’t you spend more time with your kids? (I think we’ve already proven this to be fact.)

6.  Would you please find a better job to take care of us? (um… great job. takes great care of us.)

7.  Could you please, for once, take the kids to the sitter or pick them up? (he does this every day.)

8.  Every once in a while, could you go to the grocery store? (sometimes he does.)

9.  Do you know what an iron is?  (oh yeah – he does.  And he does all of our ironing.)

10.  Why don’t you love us enough? (It is never an issue or a word that crosses my mouth)

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Mama’s Losin’ It

I’m linking up with Mama Kat … – so thanks for giving me a chance to tell my husband how much I appreciate him.


At October 13, 2011 at 6:30 AM , Blogger waytenmom said...

Honestly, your third list turned me a little misty. I enjoyed them all but it's just heartening to feel the vibe of how he is helping you with your high stress job. Kudos to him!! And you!!

At October 13, 2011 at 10:02 AM , Blogger Heather said...

I loved the third list... it sounds like you have a great man there. You're lucky to have him! I hope he reads your blog?! He needs to see this list and maybe print it out to keep somewhere special.

At October 13, 2011 at 11:11 AM , Blogger Tiffany said...

You are so blessed to have such an amazing man in your life. I love your third list and it definitely shows how much you appreciate and adore him. :)

At October 13, 2011 at 1:16 PM , Blogger Minivan Mama said...

Sounds like your dad is crazy and that you have one heck of a keeper for a husband!

At October 13, 2011 at 1:58 PM , Blogger Jen said...

Those were some great lists but the last one was my favorite. :)

Stopped by from Mama Kat's

At October 13, 2011 at 5:16 PM , Blogger SUPAHMAMA! said...

You with listy on us!!! I'm glad you did. :)

At October 13, 2011 at 7:31 PM , Anonymous A Mother's Thoughts said...

I love 2) At what point does the yard go from being a “lawn” to being a “field?” Are you going to mow the “field?”

I am so happy that you have a wonderfully supportive husband! You've got enough going on to have to pick up that piece of the puzzle too!! )


At October 13, 2011 at 9:17 PM , Blogger Arnebya said...

The first two lists are funny but that third one...all that he does...that was just warming.

At October 13, 2011 at 9:49 PM , Blogger championm2000 said...

Okay, I think your dad and my dad should hang out. On second thought, that could bad...very bad. Oh, the trouble they could get into...

At October 14, 2011 at 6:24 AM , Blogger Kristen said...

"Championm200" - I get nervous when anyone says that... because probably it will end with a funny story that involves blowing something up or jail. :) (just kidding, Dad!)

Lynn - It sounds like you might have some experience with the lawn/field dilemma. .. and yes - I believe he's had to weed wack his "lawn" before.

To everyone else... Ray is totally amazing. Our list of "jobs" for every day is LONG. And really - I could not think of a list of the things he doesn't do... and I couldn't - because he does so much.

At October 23, 2011 at 9:31 PM , Blogger Hilary said...

I love your recap because it gives me a chance to catch up on what I missed. Great post! You are a very lucky woman to be married to such a wonderful man. He is a very lucky man to have someone like you who recognizes and appreciates all he does. Great pair!!


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