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Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Marriage Games #1


     Today we had my son’s birthday party.  We held it in the fellowship hall of the church that we attend.  It was a small party with only six total kids, including our son and daughter.  The last game of the party was hide- and-seek with the lights off. 

     During the game my husband would say, “I hear footprints.” 

     Wait, What?

     I looked all over the building and could not find one footprint anywhere.  I don’t think I’ve ever heard a footprint.  Isn’t that the impression that is left behind after a foot has stepped in something soft enough for the foot to press into?  I was not aware they made noise. 

     As we were driving home something was said about all the footprints in the snow in the park.  I mentioned that they did not make noise.  After all, it’s just an impression in the snow. 

     Well, of course, my husband is a man and this meant it had to be argued. 

     Me: “Listen, do you hear the footprints.”

     Husband: “Yes, they make crunching noises”

     Me: “No, the person who walked there, may have made crunching noises with his/her FOOTSTEPS, but the footprints do not make noise.”

     Husband: “I can hear them.  When someone walks by, I can hear their footprints.”

     Me: “Those are not footprints, those are footsteps.”

     And, so it went for the entire ten minute drive home.  Of course the kids were chiming in and laughing at the whole match.  As usual in these games I threatened to break out my dictionary.  But, as I mentioned, my husband is a man and even this does not deter him from his adamancy to the point of declaring the dictionary would prove me wrong.  Of course he would do this even with proof of his botched resoning in print in front of him.

     This is not a new sport for us.  It’s just the newest form it’s taken.  We have an ongoing feud about itch and scratch.  Then there is the whole cabinet/cupboard debate in which not even Merriam Webster could convince my husband he was wrong.  

     It’s just one of our quirks that helps keep our relationship fun after almost 27 years together.  We’re both nutcases and stubborn mules which makes life pretty interesting most of the time.
     How do you keep your relationship(s) entertaining?




Hanging out with those wonderful peeps at Yeah Write again.






26 comments:

  1. We do sometimes argue about things like that, but once Wikipedia has proved the other wrong, the wrong one concedes. Because Wikipedia is the truth. lol

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    1. :-D
      With us it's more of a game than an arguement.

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  2. of course your right. it's footsteps, duh! ;)

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    1. He knows that, too. He's just stubborn and silly . :-P

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  3. So funny. But now you have me wondering about itch/scratch and cabinet/cupboard.

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    1. itch and scratch are about the same as footprints and footsteps. My husband doesn't seem to understand that the act of trying to rid yourself of an itch is called scratching. LOL! Cabinet and Cupboard is a little more complicated. He doesn't think I should call the storage units on the walls in the kitchen cupboards.

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  4. My husband and I "argue" all the time too. It's fun! I enjoyed this story.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Yes it can be fun! Especially when you have a dork head, goofy husband like I do.

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    1. Yes, he is silly. I'm glad I made you smile.

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  6. You are absolutely right about the footprints/footsteps and itch/scratch! (I have no opinion on the cabinet/cupboard debate :P)

    This was hysterical and definitely the type of argument I could see myself having with my boyfriend!

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed. The cabinet cupboard thing is kind of a family thing. My mom and her side of the family always called them cupboards so that's what I call them. My husband says they are only cupboards if they are free standing, but my dictionary says differently. :-D

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  7. Fun post and fun relationship, yay!

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  8. My husband has a thing for less vs. fewer. He always points it out if anyone says it wrong. I caught him saying the wrong one recently. That was pretty sweet. :)

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    1. Oh, I love catching them when they make the mistake they harp on others for! LOL!

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  9. I get into language debates with all my word nerd friends, not just my significant others! It's such a fun game!

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    1. Yes, it is. It happens a lot for me at work because I am a teacher and we are always debating how to word things like objectives. It takes us so long to collaborate because we end up in fits of giggles.

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  10. It's funny how those little quirks come to be in a relationship. I think they become one of the ties that bind.

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  11. Wow, this was like reading an episode from my marriage...
    And for the record, I'm on your side. Footprints aren't audible.

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    1. LOL! I think most men think the same way! As women, we understand language much better. LOL!

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  12. Crap, are we married to the same man...?

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    1. Hmmmm well we both seem to have Irish surnames! LOL!

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  13. That's my husband and me. We call it "debating" haha...we could start our own debate team, we do it so much. He tells me his parents "debated" a lot. Uh huh. My husband likes to think he's always right. I know better. lol

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  14. Sorry but I laughed through this whole thing. I'm on your side. You can't hear footprints. We've been married 24. Trying to find humor in the daily grind is what makes it still fun.

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