Welcome back to Finish the Sentence Friday! We give you a sentence, and you finish it, however long or short you like! Today’s sentence is:
I did something really stupid once. I…
Well, that’s not a hard one. You may remember a post I wrote last week, titled, I Am From Venus, Your Head is Up Uranus: 6 Differences Between Men and Women. No? Go ahead, start there. I’ll wait.
OK, now that you’re all caught up, you can see where I may have gotten myself into trouble. Despite my assertion that my husband would likely not read my post, he did. Yup. It wasn’t his favorite. Not only did I write something that could have been interpreted as disparaging towards him, (and other men in general, to be fair. I wasn’t exactly singling him out.) I was also then immediately stricken with food poisoning.
This left my husband in charge of the household, while I laid around and moped. He cooked, cleaned, took time off work to get the kids, and proved himself to be a competent, thoughtful husband and father. Not that I didn’t already know that. You see- while I think there is often some truth (and a lot of humor) in venting about gender differences, I was mostly been snarky for the sake of snark. (Have I lost you yet?)
So, just to prove that I am an equal-opportunity critic, I will now list for you the qualities that make me not such an easy person to live with. I wouldn’t want anyone to get the impression that I am a man-bashing, sanctimonious, narcissist. When it comes to being self-deprecating, I have a PhD. (The “D” stands for deprecation. Duh.)
May I present:
6 Reasons My Husband is a Saint for Putting Up With Me
- I wrote a not very nice blog post about him doing less than thoughtful things, and he was a good sport about it. When I told him I would take it down, he told me to leave it up, because other ladies would think it was funny. (Hanging head in shame now.)
- I tell him every tiny detail of the minutiae of our day. Sometimes I call him to tell him these boring things at work. “The wiper blade broke while I was driving, but I fixed it by myself!” … “Sophie said the word horrible today!”….”A kid at the bus stop got hit in the face with a block of ice!”… Yes, I call him at work to tell him these things.
- I am terribly indecisive. I cannot seem to make a decision about what food to prepare at mealtimes, what summer camp to send our daughter to, which coat is the most weather-appropriate for a trip to the zoo. I consult him on everything.
- I talk constantly. Oh, and I sing in the car always. And I quote movies. (I am actually quite brilliant at quoting movies, due to my phenomenal memory and uncanny knack for finding the perfect moment for inserting said movie quote. It’s true. Ask anyone.)
- I am a hypochondriac. And, noting Item #4, I cannot keep my list of ailments quiet. I make sure that my husband is informed of all muscle spasms, ovulation pains, strange rashes, and bleeding knuckles. (I have dry skin. Or psoriasis.)
- I am emotional and overreactive. I believe a therapist would use the word “over-functioning” to describe my emotional tendencies. Which is probably why other people in my family, ahem, tend to “under-function” when it comes to discussing feelings. But this post is about me, not them.
See? I have just as many unflattering things to say about myself. But next time, perhaps when I feel like venting my unkind thoughts, I’ll write it in my diary. (Probably not, actually. I don’t have a diary.)
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I knew we had a lot in common, but I seriously could have written some of the things you wrote about yourself and how your husband puts up with them. Lord knows I am an emotional person (PMS or not) and indecisive (I am gemini–think twins) and then some!! Great post Stephanie and sounds like you have a wonderful husband 🙂
Thanks, Janine…I thought you might relate to some of that! 😉
Oh, I love this. I was laughing out loud at your list of six things – so funny! I love the wedding pictures. Gorgeous! What a wonderful pair you two are – your husband for suggesting you keep the post up and you for being humble enough to list those six things. Love it!
Aw. Dude. Love this. What an unexpected tribute to your husband. And you’re still totally awesome. By the way – you might be too young to play with ME but I, too, am an awesome movie quoter of like, I don’t know…5 movies? Seriously, I say stuff ALL THE TIME and people are like “huh?” I’m thinking that I no longer like them if they don’t know about “You can DO IT!” I had a better reference but it’s 11:19 pm and I still have work to do. And a call with my kid’s teacher at 7am. F’Real. Mwah.
I am so NOT surprised that you are an awesome movie quoter too. Just one more thing that makes you fabulous… And hey, thanks for the nice wedding pic comment! I think I have redeemed myself to the husband…
PS awesome gorgeous photos. You are too damn cute. F’real.
Am I going to be the only person disappointed? Maybe, but I thought your previous post was fantastic and in good fun! (and your husband is a good sport), so I don’t see why you had to write this post almost like an apology for that one!! 🙂
Beautiful wedding pics, btw!
Thanks, hon! I thought it was fantastic and in good fun, too, but to be honest, I also find self-deprecation to be in good fun! 😉 Win-win, baby!
Ha…great post. And oh my gosh, you are so darn pretty. Love the photos!
Thanks Julie! 😀
Love the equal opportunity bashing – I noticed that almost every item on your list involves you talking – blogging is your natural profession!
When I read the post last week I wondered if your husband would somehow read it! And yes, it was funny, and I think many people identified with it. This is really big of you to come back with this one. We have a lot in common! (Including bleeding knuckles!) I felt like I was reading my own post.
That make me feel much better!
It’s only stupid because you got caught, right 🙂
This is a good one! I think my husband would kill me if I wrote a post about him (other than one that makes him look brilliant and smart and handsome – LOL). Your husband is a good sport! I also share everything with my husband – stuff he just does not care about or have the time to listen too me. I have stopped calling him at work but now I text him every detail of my day!
Love the wedding pics! Too cute! Thanks again for hosting!
Thanks Erin! And yes he was a very good sport about it!
One question … when you call your husband at work to discuss the minutiae of your day, are you calling him directly or going through an assistant? I used to work for an attorney whose husband would call AT LEAST five times a day for no apparent reason. I told her if I had someone that far up my a$$ I’d have to kill him LOL. What also drove me crazy was that he was forever calling me to ask me for his parents’ phone number. Seriously? Sadly, when it comes to movie quotes, much like “comebacks,” I think of them 10 minutes after I’m trying for it. Do you have an all-time fave movie quote???
No I call him directly! 😉 And yes that sounds very irritating!
I had to read a couple of the points to my husband: I talk constantly, listens to the minutiae of my day…haha…oh and I’m indecisive. Yeah…I’m there with you, sista. Though I do have a hard time seeing his top qualities *all* the time. LOL
I may or may not be guilty of some of the above.. ok probably all. Except the hypochondriac. I am the worlds finest ignorer. Been there when I had my gall bladder go bad and got told my symptoms were all in my head.. yeah not so much when they took it out and I had stones the size of golfballs and was on the verge of sepsis.
Hey, I’ve had my gallbladder out too! 🙂 Crazy…
Great stuff…I’d like to always sing but if I did, everyone’s ears would hurt a lot. Oh and I’m also overreactive and indecisive. Not a great combo, but hey, no one’s perfect, right?! I didn’t link-up today, but I’m having fun reading all of these posts!
This is terrific, Steph! Your personality just sings from this list. And I’m sure your husband knows that he’s a very lucky guy.
Oh, thanks so much for that great compliment, I really appreciate it!
You are gorgeous! And your wedding pics are fantastic! I am or do all of these things…and I now need to go apologize to my husband ASAP b/c I am apparently so annoying!
Aw, thanks! And you know what- I don’t think it’s annoying at all!
you made a beautiful bride, Steph.
This blog made me go Aww!
Oh, that is so sweet of you- thanks a lot! 😀
Those photos are so cute!! Okay I obviously read the other one first – so I take back my comment. I sure don’t want to get food poisoning! I’m pretty sure the only time my husband reads mine is when he walks in and I am writing one – which I hate – or when I send him a link. Anyway – you’ve got a good man. I think I’d screen your calls. 😉
Yep, I was pretty sure I was safe and he would never read it…oops! Well, I still stand by my original feeling that it was a funny post!
gotta say, (from the Y side of the fence), I have enjoyed each Post in your planetary series!
The ability (and willingness) to laugh at ourselves is what separates us from… the… humorless, not-very-interesting people of the world.
That was one of my favorite comments ever. Thank you for that.
Love your post (and the one that inspired it)! Also, #2, oh yes. They are smart to put up with it, aren’t they?
Aw! That’s the beauty of love! Thanks for sharing!
We aren’t married, but I could have said all those things about myself and my man! I totally talk too much and I know my indecisive nature bothers him, but I frequently still can’t force myself to make a decision!
I couldn’t write a post about why it’s hard to live with me…mostly because I’m perfect. Ha! Yeah, right! It’s because I wouldn’t be able to thin it down to a small list.
And do we know exactly how the food poisoning occurred? I’m just saying…
Oooh, very good point! Hadn’t thought of that one, yet… 😉
I so admire healthy marriages that have give and take! My short marriage was a disaster, so much so that I got rid of my ex just as quickly as I could. You are really blessed! And I know what I’m talking about! Have a good day!