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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Spouse Sweetness


My husband and I had an especially romantic evening this week.

My boys conked out early in the night, but I finally made enough mean mommy threats to get Evie (5) and Dani (7) to stay in their beds.   All was blissfully quiet.

About half an hour later, Husband and I were both leisurely relaxing in our adjustable bed, working side-by-side on our laptops, just across the hall from our girls' bedroom.  That's what we call date night.

I'm not usually a songstress, but something overcame me and I broke into a little ditty.

"Start spreading the news!  I'm leaving today!"  

Husband joined in.  I don't like to brag, but it was quite a spectacular performance.

I grabbed a bowl of cereal and brought it back to bed.  I noticed Husband seemed to be the tiniest bit irritated by my cereal serenade, but I continued with my mostly inconspicuous chomping.

My better half then pressed the vibrating button for his side of the bed, in his attempt to dilute my crunching noises.  It makes this terrible "jjjjjjjj" noise and shakes the whole house!

Teasingly, but dead seriously, I made my complaint known, "Nooooo!  Turn it off!  You're so mean!  Why do you test me so!?!" To which my husband replied with a victorious, "Ah-hah!  I'll turn it off, if you take your chomping into the other room."

"Never!"

I punched him and tried to grapple the remote from his devious little mitts.

But then!  It occurred to me that one of my girls could still be awake.  They may not understand that we were teasing.  Only, I really wasn't teasing.  I was mad, which makes it worse!

I stated loudly, "Oh dearest, I was only teasing.  You are a most wonderful husband and I love you."

Husband gave me a look that only many years of togetherness can muster.

I continued, "And also, don't we just have the best kids?   I can tell that Dani is really trying to be nice lately.  And Evie is doing so well in school."

Husband catches on, "They're asleep."

"You don't know that.  Hey kids, is anyone awake!?!"

"I'm awake" says Dani. "I heard everything and you guys are the best singers."

Grumpy Grateful Mom Goal of the Day:  Working on my spouse sweetness, even when my kids aren't listening.

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73 Comments:

At September 29, 2011 at 7:50 AM , Blogger tessica said...

Ahh! cute...
and I get it...sometimes there just there all the time and you forget your supposed to be nice to them and all...

 
At September 29, 2011 at 8:01 AM , Blogger Small Kucing said...

LOL...caught in the act :p

 
At September 29, 2011 at 8:02 AM , Blogger Lesa said...

You are awesome!

 
At September 29, 2011 at 8:07 AM , Blogger Sandy -- As Told By Mommy said...

Hahahahahahahahaha!!!! Oh my gosh!!! I love this!! Haha, this just made my day! Haha, you are the best writer too! Oh I love you~

 
At September 29, 2011 at 8:12 AM , Blogger Abbie said...

You are a great mommy!!!

Very wise to know those little angels are listening to everything.

A sweet memory for them to remember hearing the both of you sing :)

 
At September 29, 2011 at 8:13 AM , Blogger Megan said...

Lol, love this.

 
At September 29, 2011 at 8:17 AM , Blogger Barbara said...

Very cute and a very valuable lesson...;)

 
At September 29, 2011 at 8:20 AM , Blogger Amanda @ Gratefully Growing in Grace said...

He he! Someone is always listening....

And your date nights sound like ours minus one laptop and plus SportsCenter.

 
At September 29, 2011 at 8:58 AM , Blogger Camille said...

Haha! That is so funny...LOL. What we consider as a date night is far from what it used to be.

Cheers.

 
At September 29, 2011 at 9:27 AM , Anonymous Cam - Bibs & Baubles said...

Hilarious! Only moms think of those things. Of course, they were awake!

 
At September 29, 2011 at 9:59 AM , Anonymous StylinMom said...

so funny....of course someone was awake!!!
m :)

 
At September 29, 2011 at 10:04 AM , Blogger mrsmarkdave said...

HaHa! That's cute.

 
At September 29, 2011 at 10:11 AM , Blogger Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Maybe you should take the batteries out of his bed remote control. That way, you sweetly bypass any future arguments, all in the name of a solid relationship of course. ;-)

 
At September 29, 2011 at 10:25 AM , Blogger Ginger said...

That's so funny. You sound just like me and my husband! :) Except I'm the one who can't handle the cereal crunching. That has been a long standing rule since the first week we were married... "no eating cereal in the same room that I'm in!" I can't handle it! So if I'm there first he has to eat it somewhere else. If he's there first, I have to leave until he is done. Or I have to plug my ears. Sometimes I just do that. Thanks for sharing this. It made me laugh.

 
At September 29, 2011 at 10:37 AM , Blogger Crystal Jeffers said...

ha ha! I love it. I know that my kids are much older and the oldest two often want to stay up late doing things and there are times we have to just tell them to take it to their room. They can have fun doing stuff quietly in their rooms.

 
At September 29, 2011 at 10:44 AM , Blogger Charlotte said...

Good thing you were better safe than sorry!

 
At September 29, 2011 at 10:46 AM , Blogger Mom of 12 said...

Smart mom! We try not to ever fight in front of our kids. It's amazing that even the smallest things can make them feel insecure. People just split up too easily nowadays. So good that you are on the same wavelength.
Sandy

 
At September 29, 2011 at 10:58 AM , Blogger Teri said...

That is too funny! I would have shipped you to another room too, I have a hard time listening to people eat crunchy stuff!!

 
At September 29, 2011 at 12:03 PM , Blogger Am I Really Grown Up? said...

I hate when my hubby and I start off playfully "fighting" and then I actually get mad at him. I don't think he likes it much either:)

 
At September 29, 2011 at 12:34 PM , Blogger Lori: Teacher Turned Mommy said...

that is too funny. at least you were only arguing and not doing something else that the kiddos overheard while you were in bed

 
At September 29, 2011 at 12:45 PM , Blogger Victoria said...

I love these kinds of stories! You know, these are the kinds of things your kids will remember one day when people ask them what their mom and dad's relationship was like. Special times. :D

 
At September 29, 2011 at 12:53 PM , Blogger kt moxie said...

That's hilarious and adorable!

 
At September 29, 2011 at 12:59 PM , Blogger laughwithusblog said...

Hilarious! I love your stories!

 
At September 29, 2011 at 1:01 PM , Blogger Natalie said...

Ha ha moms always know! We've got crazy spidey senses!

 
At September 29, 2011 at 1:26 PM , Blogger Amber said...

Hah- Sounds like there needs to be a reality show for serenading couples!

 
At September 29, 2011 at 1:30 PM , Blogger Lexie Loo, Little Lily, and Dylan Too! said...

I busted out laughing at the last line! It sounds like you two have a fun relationship!

 
At September 29, 2011 at 1:42 PM , Blogger RoryBore said...

ah shoot, that's just foreplay round here!

thankfully, my kids are usually out like a light as soon as you leave their rooms.

 
At September 29, 2011 at 1:47 PM , Blogger Mercy D'souza said...

haha so funny

 
At September 29, 2011 at 2:09 PM , Blogger Jenn said...

Hahaha! We have dual adjustable beds too, and the first time DH turned it on and I was downstairs, I thought a plane was landing on our house...

 
At September 29, 2011 at 2:11 PM , Blogger Mikailah said...

Hahahahaha!!!! So funny! Kids always hear things they aren't supposed to. :)

 
At September 29, 2011 at 2:48 PM , Blogger Brittney said...

haha me and my husband have to remind ourselves that little ears are listening too!!

 
At September 29, 2011 at 2:49 PM , Blogger sarajo said...

Moms know everything!

Good thing other adult activities weren't going on. =D

 
At September 29, 2011 at 4:40 PM , Blogger Brandi said...

That is funny! It's amazing what they hear when you don't think they are listening! LOL

 
At September 29, 2011 at 4:48 PM , Blogger Jessica said...

Kids are always listening, especially when they are not.

 
At September 29, 2011 at 5:34 PM , Blogger ohkeeka said...

Ha! The story was great, but that last line was just the best. :) And hey, now that you know the kids are listening, you can send them all sorts of covert messages via conversations with your husband!

 
At September 29, 2011 at 6:37 PM , Blogger LOVE MELISSA:) said...

that is too cute! precious!!

 
At September 29, 2011 at 10:24 PM , Blogger stephanie said...

too funny! I love it!

 
At September 29, 2011 at 10:29 PM , Blogger The Blue Zoo said...

Thats awesome! It makes me want to go sing to my husband. he would surely think I'd lost my mind. LOL

 
At September 29, 2011 at 10:40 PM , Blogger LaVonne @ Long Wait said...

I am working on speaking very nicely to my husband in my daughter's presence too. She is quick. She will tell me to talk nice to her daddy. (They are "best buddies forever" according to her!)

 
At September 29, 2011 at 11:33 PM , OpenID yummychunklet said...

Woo hoo! Kudos for the rave singing review!

 
At September 30, 2011 at 6:42 AM , Blogger Kazzy said...

Hehehe. My youngest kids are teens, and I sometimes wonder if they understand our sarcasm and teasing. Luckily my husband is funny to say things like, "Boys, do you know how much I love your mother? Now watch me give her a big smooch!!"

 
At September 30, 2011 at 7:06 AM , Blogger Laura@livingabigstory said...

Love this! What a great way to handle those little annoyances!

 
At September 30, 2011 at 7:51 AM , Blogger Damyanti said...

Kids, I tell you!

Thanks for the laughs :)

 
At September 30, 2011 at 8:06 AM , Blogger Sarah Kate said...

Ya'll are hilarious!!!! I hope ya'll do end up having one more, I'm sure it would only get better! :o) BTW - Loved your guest post over at Janette's the other day! You are so stinkin' funny! :o)

 
At September 30, 2011 at 8:16 AM , Blogger Jen said...

Bwaahaahaa!! You are too funny!! I also need to work on my "spouse sweetness".
P.S. Cereal chompers get on my nerves just a little bit too ;)

 
At September 30, 2011 at 9:46 AM , Blogger blueviolet said...

So funny, and even more so because she really was awake!!! I love it!

 
At September 30, 2011 at 10:19 AM , Blogger An Irish Italian Blessing said...

Oh my gosh you totally win points for knowing she was awake!! And next time, if he refuses cereal in bed, TOAST is another excellent chomperriffic choice :) AND bonus: it leaves crumbs and drives husbands batty!

 
At September 30, 2011 at 12:45 PM , Blogger JDaniel4's Mom said...

You are so smart! What a wonderful way to sneak in nice thing to say about your family!

 
At September 30, 2011 at 12:48 PM , Blogger TheUnSoccerMom said...

Love it!! You're a great Mom and I'm sure an equally great singer! Lol. Wish more parents would talk as if their kids were still in the room! :o)

 
At September 30, 2011 at 3:26 PM , Blogger WhisperingWriter said...

Ha, sounds like something my son would say. He probably hears everything.

 
At September 30, 2011 at 3:31 PM , Blogger Renee said...

What a cute little story. It made me smile!

 
At September 30, 2011 at 7:17 PM , Blogger LeAnn said...

LOL on this one! I love reading your posts because I need a good laugh and know that I am smiling.
Keep on enjoying this journey!

 
At September 30, 2011 at 8:54 PM , Blogger Kiddothings said...

Haha! What a romantically hilarious moment that was!

 
At September 30, 2011 at 9:52 PM , Blogger Garden of Egan said...

Hilarious!!!
Nice romantic evening!
You don't get to have a private conversation for years...........not to discourage you or anything.

Oh, I saw that you had a grandfather in Rigby...just a hop and skip from me.

 
At September 30, 2011 at 9:54 PM , Anonymous Ruth said...

Haha! Who DOES that?! You never fail to make me laugh. Like, my head off! I wish I could come over to your house for playdates, and to spy on your crazy wonderful family!

 
At September 30, 2011 at 10:01 PM , Blogger Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Ha! That is awesome.

 
At October 1, 2011 at 12:00 AM , Anonymous Erica said...

That's great! Love it! I often wonder what all my children hear and then I hear them and I know, they hear everything! Loved this post...

 
At October 1, 2011 at 8:21 AM , Blogger KERRY said...

Thanks for the laugh!! And for the fun vision of you two in bed chomping on cereal and fighting over the remote...sounds like my life :)

 
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