My husband and I do not always have to opportunity to sit down and talk over breakfast. Usually he is up early to go to the gym while I am getting the girls up and ready for breakfast. By the time he returns from the gym, I’m getting ready to head out the door to work (my husband works from home). So needless to say, with the girls away for a few days, I appreciated the time we had to start the day with good conversation.
Some of the things I love most about our marriage are the conversations we have; no topic is off limits. This morning for example, we talked about fitness, sex, conspiracy theories, politics, controversies in the news, and movies. These topics were not new to us; like I said before, I love our conversations and they are often about all of these topics. The treat was being able to start the day this way. It really has set a positive tone for this Friday!
Here’s hoping you also have a Fun Convo Friday with your Love!
Has anyone else ever been out with your Love and ran into another couple and started playing Marriage (or Relationship) Chicken? This is a game that most couples (usually wives) play with other couples (especially couples they just meet) to try to win the pseudo-crown of “Happiest Couple”. This happened to us last night while we were out to dinner.
Hubs took me to a Japanese Steakhouse before going to see A Good Day to Die Hard (decent movie). While we were sitting at the table, the couple to our right started to talk to us. So we obliged them and engaged in the typical chitchat until the wife changed the nature of the conversation and the game was on.
It started with the harmless question, “How long have you two been married?” Usually the couple who has been married the longest gets this point.
Us: 0 Them: 1
Then came the kids question, “How many children do you have?”
Usually the couple with the most kids wins, and if you have the same number of kids, the couple with the oldest kids gets the point.
Us: 0 Them 2
Then comes the double-bonus question, which is sometimes not explicitly asked but is always implied, “Are you happy in your marriage (or relationship?”
I’m giving us the points on this one because after the topic of kids, her husband was visibly annoyed that she kept asking questions and he asked her to stop. He even said, “I just stay married for the kids!”
Ding! Ding! Ding!
Us: Win! Them: TKO
Remember, when playing Marriage Chicken, never flinch in front of the competition!
Hello and Welcome to our new blog!
This site all started from an idea I had to share a little of my life and experiences in marriage with anyone who is willing to read about it. I have often told my husband that our life is like a TV sitcom. There is never a dull moment whether we are working, taking care of our kids, or trying to have a romantic evening. Something is always bound to happen that we end up laughing about later. More than anything, this blog is meant to be a place where we can talk about what ever issues or situations come up because sometimes it is helpful to have an outside perspective or just take a moment to write what you feel so you can go back and look at it later.
But I’m not going to bore you with all of that right now. I’m actually just trying to buy some time until I get to go home and see what Mr. W has planned for me for Valentine’s day. That’s right, I’m looking forward to it and I’m not ashamed to say it. I’ve been hearing all day about how people hate this holiday and how it’s made up. And don’t even get me started on the people who say “Love should be expressed all year, not just one day.” That’s true but it’s also nice to have a designated day (that is not your anniversary or your birthday) to have someone show you how much they care. So to all you naysayers, Happy Valentine’s Day to you anyway!
Getting back to the blog introduction, I also plan to have my husband blog on here as well as kind of a His and Her blog about the inside of a typical marriage. You can also follow us on Twitter (@averagemarriage) to keep up with us on the go or post questions or comments for us here on the blog.
Let the blogging begin!