Saturday, May 3, 2008

My husband is taking over today's post!

So, I'm sitting here in my Great Room typing out this post....why?....because I can! =)


I can sit in my Great Room and post blogs while my home PC is occupied with burning DVDs of our 5 years worth of family photos....my current Tackle it Tuesday project.


Happiness is ~ a laptop with wireless internet connection! I do believe I've found the answer to my happiness quest. Yeah, yeah, I know.....they say "things" can't make you happy....but, let me tell you, these "things" sure have put a smile on MY face! I feel cool! I feel like a modern woman! I feel like taking my laptop up to the nearest Starbucks just so I can fire up my internet connection and look all cool and modern like.


The topic of this post has been inspired by Whiskeyinmysippycup (the blog name alone warrants a place on my blog roll)...this woman makes me laugh....I mean rolling on the floor peeing my pants tears streaming down my face laugh....she's a funny funny woman. You really should watch the video she recently posted of her braiding her daughter's hair...this woman has the patience of a saint...she's my idol....


Anyway, I digress.....


The purpose of this post is to give my husband the floor...to give him a chance to air his pet peeves about me. My blog is one sided. So I'm giving him today's post....So here he is everyone...my wonderful, charming, intelligent, and sexy husband....Papa Smurf.....(round of applause in the background)....


PS...I reserve the right to edit his comments as I see fit....or, at the very least, post a rebuttal as to defend my self....

OK...I'm new to this blogging thing so I'll try to keep it brief. Easy to do since I don't have many pet peeves that come to mind regarding my nearly perfect wife. But there are a couple that come to mind so here it goes:

#1 - Shredded feet on the floor. That's right, I said shredded feet. I'm talking about the foot shavings that my wife likes to leave on the bathroom floor for me after she cleans off the calluses on the bottom of her feet. There's nothing like getting out of the shower, stepping in something, and then realizing that you are standing in a pile of callused foot. Now we all know that my wife has the most perfect and beautiful feet in the continental US (as apposed to the rest of us) so I figure there is only one explanation.....she leaves the ugly parts on the bathroom floor for me!

rebuttal ~ OK...OK......gross......I know......I have done this in the past....but I don't anymore! Because I have since found this nifty little contraption called a Ped-Egg that I now keep in my shower stall at all times! AND FOR THE LAST TIME!.......I NEVER SAID MY FEET WERE PERFECT!!!! And lets not forget THIS post! I bow my head in shame....

#2 - What happens to that car. About every few weeks I get into my wife's van and think to myself "Oh my god". Food and candy can often be found ground into the carpet. Fast food and misc. wrappers stuffed in any available crevice and assorted other goodies found where you least expect it. Then there are the patented coffee stains (I'm pretty sure every car has had them). I'm not talking a little stain.....I'm talking a huge oil slick. Now, I know she has to cart the kids around all the time and their busy schedules often require "meals on wheels" but come on.....make these guys clean up a little, or take the car to the car wash and vacuum it once in a while. So, once it gets to the point of no return, guess who ends up taking the car to get cleaned out. Don't get me wrong, not really complaining, in fact its kind of turned into tradition now. But I still wonder how such an organized person can drive around in that pig sty!

Rebuttal ~ I have no rebuttal ~ I fully admitted to the above comment in my 100 things about me post...numbers 32 - 36 ~ but I still say that if we traded places for just ONE MONTH and you did all the stay at home mom stuff and carted these kids around 24 / 7.....it would look JUST as bad!

#3 - Where is my credit card? I won't even tell you how many times that question has turned into cancelling all our accounts, getting a new card, and re-registering our charges. Its almost become comical at this point. The worst part is, I think the last couple times, she ended up finding it after everything was cancelled. It's gotten to the point that now I just say "here we go again" and grin and bear it but if I could have a wish I would ask "just hang on to the stupid thing".

Rebuttal ~ Again, I have no rebuttal...I've reluctantly admitted to this in past blog posts...like here and here....but then have you seen how my purse looks....as posted here.....it's no wonder....

Well those are a couple things that come to mind to give you some insight into the women behind the blog. Of course there are others like packing 4 weeks before vacation while planning and packing for every possible scenario (my motto is you can't travel without forgetting something). Bottom line is that these are all the little things that only I know (of course now many more also have this top secret knowledge) and, although they sometimes drive me crazy, they also remind me why I love her so much! I'm off to do some things that I'm sure will drive her crazy....that's why we have such a wonderful marriage.

AWWWWW! Ain't he sweet. I'm so happy it's a short list. I heard an awful lot of fast typing goin on in here and thought.....geez, is he writing a book or WHAT!.....I was scared!

That wasn't so bad!

And he didn't even make reference to my manipulative shopping habits....My Soul Mate!

8 comments:

Mr Lady said...

1. Gross. DUUUUUDE.
2. Dearest husband, does she have any (or two) spots in her car where some piece of fruit and/or carton of milk (or both) was left to rot buried under shoes and books and McDonald's petrified leftovers? NO. Then she's alright, and thank your lucky stars you're not married to me.
3. Credit cards? I'm lucky my husband trusts me with his offspring. I ain't nevah gonna be allowed within 50 ft of his credit card. I believe he actually has some sort of restraining order in place.

Thanks to you both for playing!

Kristin H. said...

Man Tammy, you got it GOOD! If foot scales and dirty cars are all that he complains about than you have it MADE. Think about all the husbands out there saying "My wife throws back a fifth of gin, a pack of Pall Malls, and sits on her butt watching Springer all day!"

We are THAT Family said...

Okay, you can't blame him for number one. That would be on everyone's list. The rest--they would be on my hubby's list about me!

Btw, thanks for visiting me this weekend while I've been in bed recovering. Your comments cheered me up!

Ashley said...

Hahahahahahaah the foot peels had me in hysterics.....and I so remember seeing a commercial for one of those things.

Loved your list :) Thanks for stopping by my blog ;)

Kate said...

Gosh, I'd hate to see the length and depth of the list my husband would have. You got off LIGHT. But yah, that foot thing? NAAASSTY. For shame Tammy.

Any my van gets a little deep occasionally too, but usually with stuffed animals my daughter insists on bringing with her, various jackets & sweatshirts, random snacks (raisins, goldfish, empty juiceboxes, etc.) and the mountain of artwork and papers that my son brings home from school. Hubby & I have a pretty good system going - he usually washes it (because he says the dirt will scratch the paint and because I SUCK at washing cars) and I vaccum and Armorall it. I usually just open up the back end and take off uphill really fast and all the junk flies out the back end! ha ha Just kidding, but I wonder if it might work...

Congrats on the laptop! I'm green with envy! I too harbor dreams of sipping coffee in a quaint little shop while surfing away.

Heather J. said...

Oh...you are a brave brave woman.

Your husband is soooo sweet, can I move in?

LittlePaintedPolkaDots said...

Hi Dan!!!

Tammy, I love your blog. I am cracking up today. Thanks for the smile. And thanks for stopping by and thinking about me too. No news on the job status as of yet. I put in my two weeks and I am praying for a miracle, a jackpot, or some warranted but "never-gonna-happen" $40k pay raise for Jerry. :) Hugs to you all!

Amanda said...

What a great idea...I'd steal it, but I'm a little afraid of what Snoop may say. I'm sure MY disgusting car would be on the list tho. It's grossing ME out at this point...

Your hubby is super sweet...you're a lucky gal! But...you already knew that ;)