Menopausal mom to 2 young adult sons (one with ASD, ADHD, tic/seizure disorders and the other with attitude).

Monday, 21 May 2012

Things my Husband "Should Do"

This week's Monday Listicles topic was chosen by Stasha’s husband who in her own words “clearly forgot that she gets to make a list too!”  Well you can imagine my enthusiasm when I first read the topic. I mean WOW…this could clearly turn into a guilt-free vent, cleansing of my soul type post. While most who know me would think I could easily come up with at least 10 things that I think G should “do”…it was actually not that simple.


I know what you’re thinking. What! Seriously?!? She must be kidding! Actually you're right…it’s a little of both. Sure I could go on a husband bashing rant about everything I think G should “do” only that would mean I would have to “do” things that he thinks I should “do” too. Capiche??

So instead, having just celebrated 21 years of wedded bliss, I will digress slightly from the original topic and go with 10 Things my Husband Should “Know” yet apparently still has trouble remembering:  


1.      I don’t like and have NEVER liked horseradish/wasabi.
2.      I don’t like and have NEVER liked salmon maki or salmon sashimi or any kind/type of raw salmon even though I am of Japanese heritage. Please stop offering me numbers 1 and 2 already!
3.      I don’t like and have NEVER liked the “great outdoors” (aka camping…more of a concrete kinda gal).
4.      I don’t like and have NEVER liked trivial facts (eg. What’s the diameter of Big Ben? or How many steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower? Memories from our honeymoon.) It just clogs my brain and I’m just.not.interested.
5.      I don’t like and have NEVER liked Bob Dylan. Sorry to Bob’s fans…just not my cup of tea.

Not wanting to sound all negative, I'll put a more “positive” spin on the last 5:
6.      I DO like playing mindless games on my DS and computer. It’s a stress release and keeps me sane.
7.      I DO like getting fresh flowers once in a while even though you think they are a waste of money, will wither up and die and leave dead petals all over the place.
8.     I DO like an ice cold gin martini with a twist when we go out for a nice dinner, no I do not think it tastes like gasoline and since you think so, stop trying it every single time thank you very much!
9.      I DO like going to get a pedicure at the nice, fancy Spa down the hill.
10.   I DO like when you make reservations for a nice dinner without being prompted/reminded (hint, hint).   

Belated Happy Anniversary G!





20 comments:

  1. Happy anniversary to you two!! I love your spin on this. Also Mine asks me if I want ketchup in my hamburger every single time. I hate ketchup, always have! men...

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    1. Thank you!

      I forgot about hamburgers...G always asks if I want cheese on mine. I have never had a cheeseburger IN.MY.LIFE!!!!! Oish.

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  2. Happy Anniversary! Great use of the listicle. Especially number 10! (hint, hint) Ellen

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    1. Hopefully he'll read it and act on it. Tee hee. Thanks!

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  3. happy anniversary and I love your perspective on this.

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    1. I loved your list too! Our perspectives seem pretty close don't ya think? :D

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  4. Happy Anniversary! I am soooo with you on 1,5,7,8,9 and 10! LOL

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    1. OK so the others I can forgive that we're not on the same page but...YOU LIKE CAMPING!!!!! Say it isn't so! HA!

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  5. Great list. sometimes it seems that they always forget stuff they should remember. LOL

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  6. Happy anniversary! I do hope he caught on with the last one ;) Lucky for me, both of us aren't really the outdoorsy type, except if it involves the beach! I hope you get a pedi soon, preferably with that martini on the side!

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    1. I do hope he caught on to the last one too! LOL! I'll keep you posted.

      Gee...a pedicure AND a martini??? I like your way of thinking. ;P

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  7. Awww, happy anniversary!! Loved your list, especially number 10!

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    1. Isn't that every woman's fantasy....well that and anytime is the right time for wine! :D

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  8. Many congrats on 21 years! That is awesome!! I love your spin on the list and it made me chuckle. After 10 years together my exhusband still couldn't keep straight that I couldn't drink things with carbs/sugar (as I am diabetic) and would hand me something saying "Here, it's Caffeine free". Well thanks, but I like my caffeine and the sugar in that will kill me. Of course he may have just been sending me subliminal messages. HA!

    Great list!

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    1. Thanks "Ducky"! I guess 21 years really is a looooong time...only feels like ooops...better not put those thoughts in writing. Tee hee.

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  9. Happy Anniversary!!! Why are guys so silly about remembering trivial things!? We have to remember their little stuff Ha ha!

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    1. If you ever figure it out, please let me know. After 21 years...I've pretty much given up. Tee hee. :)

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  10. At least he remembers a fair amount of good things along with forgetting a few things:)

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    1. ?!?!? Ohhhhhh...I get where you're coming from. Actually he doesn't remember the last 5 either. I was just trying to come across nicer. HA!

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