Friday, December 26, 2014

Ten Reasons My Husband Is My best Friend


   I met my husband thirty years ago on a blind date after we shared a month of daily phone conversations. Before we met face to face, his quirky sense of humor won me over. I knew I'd never have a dull moment if I married this man.

     And I've been laughing ever since.

     My love for him deepened after we had four children together and I saw how important family was to him. He encompasses everything a woman looks for in husband material---he's loyal, loving, trustworthy and kind.

     Although I admire all of these qualities in my man, it's his off-the-wall humor that I adore most. The things he does for me would send most husbands packing:

  • He doesn't have a problem with hitting the drugstore in his pajamas at 2:00a.m. for a tube of Monostat and a bottle of Pepto Bismol. He'll grab a six pack of beer while he's there and tell the checkout lady that he's hosting a helluva party.

  • He sacrifices watching the big game on TV to attend the neighbor's bris. For their dog.

  • He loves his in-laws despite their quirky habits of being cat whisperers and food addicts.

  • When our children were young and we couldn't afford entertainment for their birthday parties, he would don various costumes and morph into “Sven The Happy Swede” or “Daffy The Dysfunctional Clown.”

  • He'll eat my Velveeta surprise casserole without complaint even though it tastes like wallpaper paste and looks like a science experiment gone wrong.

  • Whenever we share a double decker fudge sundae, he sacrifices a few calories by saving the last bite for me.

  • He has plunged our temperamental, overflowing toilet more times than I can count and chased the kids through the house with the dirty, dripping plunger.

  • He doesn't mind being called on in the middle of the night to rescue his teenage daughter when the police detain her for sitting in her friend's car in a baby booster seat without a seatbelt. Yes, she really pulled this stunt.
  • He's patient with me when he's feeling amorous and I'm hotflashing like a mofo. Sex is not an option when my lady parts feel like an Easy Bake Oven.

  • He's always ready to protect me from a cockroach invasion. His holster is loaded at all times with a can of Raid on one side and a shoe on the other.

     Although there is nothing in our wedding vows about having to pull clingons from the dog's butt or scrubbing algae off a smelly turtle tank, our love can be measured by the lengths we will go to make each other smile.

     And in those moments when we are sporting magnifying glasses and nit combs over a child's lice-infested head, I am reminded why I married this man. He is my toilet-plunging, roach-stomping, lice-picking husband.


     In other words, my hero.




41 comments:

  1. Thank God for men like your husband. I have a terrific husband as well and he has a sense of humor that makes those difficult times more bearable. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Couldn't live without them, right? Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. He sounds like a great man! :)

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    1. He certainly is---my anchor all of these years!

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    1. Merry Christmas to you, too, and thanks for stopping by!

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  4. You were clearly made for each other and that is always a beautiful thing to see. Happy new year!

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    1. We certainly were! Happy New year, Carol!

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  5. Wonderful tribute! I love your husband!
    Men like him should be bronzed. Or at least have their DNA marketed.

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    1. I think you might be onto something here…..

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  6. He sounds pretty wonderful Marcia... all the attributes for a long and wonderful marriage ♡

    I hope you had an amazing holidays with your family and friends xox

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  7. You are indeed a very lucky woman Marcia!!

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    1. I feel very blessed to have this guy---thank you!

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  8. He sounds like quite a guy. So glad you two found each other. Take care.

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    1. He really is. Thank you Stephen, and Happy New Year!

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  9. Sounds like a great man you have there

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  10. Nice to read about your wonderful husband!

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  11. This is seriously, one of the sweetest posts I have ever read!

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  12. Your husband sounds like such a keeper!! I always tell newly weds that the most important thing in a marriage is laughter. My hubs still cracks me up after 20 years, and I hope we're going just as strong after 30. Thanks for such a super sweet post!!!

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    1. Thank you! Yes---humor is what really binds a marriage, in my opinion!

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  13. Lovely!! I definitely wish husbands should be humorous rather than being ignorant or serious.

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    1. I so agree! I couldn't live with a guy who took life too seriously.

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  14. What a great tribute! I, too, am lucky enough to have married a toilet-plunging, roach catching, lice picker with a sense of humor! This man wakes up an hour early to pack me a healthy lunch full of lots of "free" snacks like carrot sticks and red pepper slices ... so I can reach my goal of getting healthy. I count my blessings every day. Sometimes I think about all the rich "celebrities" who supposedly have it all. But many of them don't have what I have ... a loyal partner who's true blue through thick and thin (literally AND figuratively!), who stands by me through good times and bad ... who has lasted in that position for 20 years! We are lucky girls, indeed!

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    1. Oh Parri, I love that your hubs makes your lunch every day---how sweet! Yes, we are indeed blessed with these wonderful men! <3

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  15. There are a lot of things here that remind me of my husband - glad you have such a great catch and thank you for reminding me that so do I! :-)

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    1. I'm happy to hear that you have an awesome husband, too!

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  16. This is so sweet, Marcia! I love it! And yeah, any man who will pick lice off a head is my hero too :)

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    1. Between that and killing the cockroaches, I have been blessed with this guy.

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  18. Aaaww, you've made me smile all through your post! :-)
    I have one more thing to point out about your husband: he will jump in the car and drive you to a blogging conference a couple of hundred miles away without batting an eye!
    Here's to a happy and healthy 2015, Marcia & family!

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    1. Isn't he awesome??? I'm so lucky! Happy New Year, Tamara!

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  19. Having a great partner in life makes it so much fun, right?

    Happy New Year! Here's wishing you and yours a happy and healthy 2015!

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  20. Oh man. That's what *I* want for Christmas next year. :)

    (No no no, not *your* husband, just someone like him. Maybe a clone. Would he let Santa clone him, do you think? :)

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    1. Awwww damn---he has a brother….but that one just got married. Seriously Nicole---you're smart, beautiful and funny as hell. I'll bet you've got a ton of guys just waiting for you to notice them! XO

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