March 3, 2010

I know that!

Once upon a time, in a land of frozen ground and windy skies, a lowly blog writer had a splendid idea to write a clever post about ten things that her husband has tried to teach her since they've been married. Things such as: there is a right and wrong direction to slice cheese (who knew?) and the difference between cement and concrete.

But when she sat down and wrote the first item on the list, she realized this was something she could never finish writing. He had lost all credibility with his first attempt to corrupt her with his heathen ways.

It has since been proven that this single item has been, and continues to be, one of the main reasons men and women don't always see eye to eye.

1. Ice Cream is better than Chocolate

Indeed, this is one reason my husband and I don't always agree. (Even though I am fully aware that some women do indeed prefer ice cream over chocolate. But don't worry, someday you will see the light. =)

So you see, when he tells me that my kids aren't pets, I look at him quizzically, and respond with an oh so clever response of, "I know that!"


I am completely dumbfounded that he would think, that I would think otherwise! I think the ice cream is messing with his head. If he ate more chocolate he would think clearer.


Honestly, I have no idea where he gets these strange ideas. I know my kids aren't dogs! Why does he have to keep reminding me?
                                                 

24 super cool people speak:

Katie said...

look at that hair! You can't even see a hint of the scar.

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

I know! You'd never know she had her head cut wide open. I'm glad her hair grew in so fast.

Braden said...

LOL--funny post. I wasn't sure if that was an accident or part of the frugality efforts you wrote about on MMB.

Evelyn Perkins said...

I catch myself setting bowls of dry cereal or goldfish on the floor for my kids like I would puppies. I feel a twinge of guilt, then just as quickly dismiss it.

How is your dad doing?

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Fine, I guess. His last post left me both happy and sad.

http://smithfamilycrazies.blogspot.com/2010/03/living-saga-of-garvin-smith-are-you.html

Thanks so much for asking!

Divine Mrs D said...

I have to say that I like ice cream more than chocolate...:)

Stopping by from SITS

The Martos Family said...

Chocolate way better than ice cream, you can have chocolate frozen, melted, or mashed. but ice cream in chocolate flavor is just grows. Anyways. You are not alone, I feed my kids like dog sometimes too. Why else would be the point of cleaning the floor, if you can't eat off of it. (Does that even make sence?)

The Martos Family said...

Oh And Sara, I hope you don't mind that I follow your blog. I barely know you, and you inspire me. REALLY. I feel sad that I did not make the effort of knowing you better when we were growing up. I also read about your father, and We will pray for him. And tell them that they are one of those couples who are true examples to others. Their Testimony and strength along with the love they have for each other are something we should all strive for.

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Oh, of course I don't mind! Its always fun to catch up with old friends!
And thanks for your sweet comments about my dad. He is so special to me, I just pray that everything works out.

Marvett Smith said...

How funny! I love it!

Heidi said...

Well, why not have a pet who is already there every day instead of the spider that was there one day?

Wonder Woman said...

My husband thinks ice cream is better than chocolate, too. Crazy, they are.

Patty Ann said...

I love chocolate! I love ice cream! Hmmm, chocolate brownie delight, chocolate almond crunch, rocky road, chocolate chip, chocolate turtle, double chocolate fudge....The thoughts are endless!
Love the post. My girls used to eat on the floor all the time. I think it is something in their Genes!

Sarah loves it all said...

My husband tries to teach me a lot of things. Like-the art of making a grilled cheese sandwich, not washing his dress socks with his sweats??, eating oreos with a fork, oh and how to load the dishwasher.

Linda said...

My husband thinks he makes the perfect smore. But by the time his smore is ready to consume I have downed two chocolate bars. Ha! I showed him.

Mama Smith said...

Holly has a great story about Seth...at a WARD ACTIVITY...climbing into a "catch-all tray" on the FLOOR...lapping up all the drippings from the punch cooler...

People commented on his behavior...asking if this is how she fed him at home...

She said, "Yep" - All I need to do is throw down a bowl on the floor..." (smile)

Seems to run in the family!!!! (smile) Wonder where you all picked up such ideas? (smile)

Garden of Egan said...

Hey, thanks for popping over to my blog. Enjoyed reading your comment.

Yes, I think we are related to those Egans but don't know tham at all. (polygamous great something or other)

Love your blog. I love those chubby little fingers picking up cheerios! Cute!

Mr. B. said...
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Amber said...

Ha Ha! You made me laugh this dreary morning. I really needed that.

P.S. Your post over at MMB was an excellent (and better!) companion to my post (published like 10 hours previously!). We think so much alike. Are you going to CBC?

Sarah said...

Oh, Serene, I feel your pain. My husband is the same way. They take after their father, I think. When I'm there and get a bowl of ice cream, I always get a bowl for LaDell too. That way when he sees me walk into the room with my bowl and says "Where's mine?" I can hand it right to him. :)

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

LOL, I'm starting to think I should have just asked for a list of things from all of you about what men try to "teach" us women!

Sarahie said...

(I found your blog through Evelyn's.)

It has always been a mystery to me that anyone would think ice cream beats chocolate. However, give me chocolate ice cream and I've got the best of both worlds!

As for eating off the floor. My daughter does it all the time without any motivation from me. It's much easier to just let her eat down there since she's going to put there anyway, right?

iamwoman said...

okay, so what is the scenerio when it is CHOCOLATE ice cream? very cute post:)

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

My husband thinks chocolate ice cream is gross. And honestly, I can't seem to lump them in the same category either. I like ice cream, but I would rather have a chunk of solid milk chocolate in my mouth any day!

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