Sunday, October 11, 2009

Guest Post #3

I was supposed to have guest posted for Bad Mom a couple times this week and was lax in my duties. While my wife is tackling every piece of clothing this family owns in the form of dirty laundry, I'm stepping back to the plate.

Normally I post something rather smarmy and sassy when asked to guest post, AKA "I am le tired, post for me", but lately the marriage of our closest friends and neighbors is on the teetering point of ending. It is times like this when you look at you own relationship and ask yourself if you are doing OK, am I going to get clobbered with "I'm done, I'm leaving you"?

With all that is transpiring, Stephanie has been giving me some sideways glances, some pointed questions, and some outright statements about our relationship. We have had some good yet teary conversations; Stephanie does not like to be wrong corrected mistaken and I load the dishwasher incorrectly, dry clothes that should be hung, and can be a bit oversexed. She is Woman and I am Man.

Now, not to suggest that I believe we too are on the rocks, if anything I think it has brought us a bit closer. I terribly miss going out as a foursome, it hurts my soul, but I really enjoy just being the two of us sometimes. Our world is not perfect, we are sometimes tired, snippy and unkind. We more often laugh, goof and support. In the end my woman is good to me and I try to be good to her, even if I can't remember to not put my coffee stirring spoon in the clean sink.

I love you Bad Mom, now let's go mess up those freshly laundered sheets. Whoops, there I go again...



stephanie said...

You don't put the spoon on the clean side - you just don't put it in the dishwasher, ever. sigh.

But that is a small price to pay, even when combining it with the few other woes; your constant wink-wink nudge-nudge is what keeps me satisfied here and just looking at Blockbuster ;) Nice post, husband.

Fantastic Forrest said...

You two make my heart glad.

When it comes to husbandly housekeeping, remember the wise words of Voltaire, Bad Mom. Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien.

Stu - experiencing your humour is always a delight in person, but it's a special treat to read your thoughtful, funny words.

Nicole Kruse said...

What a honest post! It should make everyone stop and think about the little things that drive us crazy. In the "big picture" they are not THAT BIG!! Thanks Stu!

Lisa Wheeler Milton said...

So you are launching Bad Dad, right?

You know you want to. :)

(I think we have all taken a second glance these past few months. There's a huge gap in our little world now, and if it strengthens our marriages as some strange parting gift, I am thankful. Still sad, but willing to take what I can from it.)

Gretchen said...

What a sweet post, Stud, I mean Stu.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

What a great post.

My husband dries clothes that should be hung, too. What is it with you guys?!

LarryG said...

Way to go Bad Dad!
You are da'man,
and remember you can always get the last word, "Yes Ma'am" should do it almost every time!

Sam said...

Very impressive! My husband wouldn't have a clue nor the intention of posting for me. It isn't in his spectrum of important things. His post says alot about your relationship and that is so refreshing.

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