Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A List of Things You Should Never Ask Your Spouse - Writer's Workshop

 Mama’s Losin’ It

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.

 Let's see...

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.

You're Welcome.


Normies said...

LOL, your post made me chuckle a lot. Lots of similarities to my hubby. I should start doing these writing workshops, gives me something to write about other than photos lol

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Nicole @ Miss Mommy said...

This is hilarious!. I love it!. I never ask hubs about our dog Molly either, because they have a complicated relationship. It's a love hate relationship - she loves him but he hates her!
I'm following you now though the blog hop!. I'd love to see you around my place ;) xx

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The Southern Fried Bride said...

New follower from the blog hop!

June Freaking Cleaver said...

I never ask my husband a question even when he's trying to fall asleep - what a grump.

Kim @ This Belle Rocks said...

When I had one, I never asked him to go anywhere with me where I actually wanted to have fun. It was incessant "Are you ready to go yet?" and "Can we go now?" Worse than a kid with "Are we there yet?"

Just here via Mama Kat's :)

Not Just Another Mother Blogger! said...

We wrote about the same thing, but yours is better!

A day in Candiland said...

LoL we wrote similar things. I love to see how different we write things. Stopping by from Mama Kat.
Hope to see you around the blog land.

Jess said...

Great Post!!! My husband is the same way about movies... he always falls asleep on the couch or at the movies... but I keep making the mistake of asking him to come with me or watch something at home... Nice post!!!
BTW... I use blogger also and need to figure out how to ad the button on my post can you kindly help???
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SUPAHMAMA! said...

"Their relationship is... complicated." Lol, I have the same issue with my Husband and MY cat (as he so lovingly refers to him.) I was gone for maybe 36 hours this week and I was surprised to see both of them unscathed when I returned home.

Visiting from Mama Kat's!

I'm NOT a VOLCANO! said...

I have to agree- I think the complicated relationship your dog and Dh have is hilarious. LOL.

Here from mamakats prompts. I'd love a visit too!

Tammy said...

Our hubbies are a lot alike. Too funny! :) We go to movies maybe 2x a year so if he usually won't fall asleep.

Tara said...

My husband is a couch sleeper - like he can't sit on the couch without falling asleep. Unless one of his dumb repo shows is on or a Van Damme, Sly Stallone or gangster movie.

Great list!

LC Hunt said...

I split my sides on a few of these :) Hey, I noticed that you were a new follower to my blog from GFC. I am following yours, too :) I can't wait to read more.