For this week's writing prompts from Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop I was going to choose:
4) What was the last thing your child cried about? Write a blog post about the problem in the voice of your child.
But? The last time my 16 y/o cried was when his girlfriend broke up with him and that's kind of personal... so I won't go there. The last time my 13 y/o cried was um, well, that story doesn't put me in a very good light... so we'll just skip that prompt and opt for:
1) A list of things you should never ask your spouse.
1. I never ask my husband whether he wants to hear the "good news" first or the "bad news" first. He always gets the order, in which I want to tell it, wrong.
2. I never ask my husband to go to the movies. He always falls asleep in the theater.
3. I never ask my husband to watch a movie at home. He falls asleep on the couch (my husband is not much of a movie person).
4. I never ask my husband if he wants chicken for dinner. He doesn't eat poultry. An aversion since childhood. At Thanksgiving he gets his own steak.
5. I never ask my husband how he feels about the dog. Their relationship is... complicated.
6. I never ask my husband anything after he has gone to sleep. He is a very light sleeper and if he wakes up for any reason, he can't go back to sleep for the rest of the night. Shhhhhh.
7. I never ask my husband what he wants for Christmas or for his birthday. He likes to be surprised.
8. I never ask my husband to do anything around the house that one of our kids can do. It's an advantage to having teenagers. There aren't many. This is one.
9. I never ask my husband to pose for or let me take a picture of him. He doesn't like to take pictures. I had to pinch his butt to get him to smile in our wedding photos. Well? It was more of a smile/grimace. True story. He has yet (for the 19 years we've been married) to forgive me.
10. I don't ask my husband to watch reality/contestant shows like American Idol or America's Got Talent. He thinks they are set up and not real.
So? That's my list and maybe a little insight in to my life and marriage that you didn't ask for, nor probably wanted to know.