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Friday, June 21, 2013

5 Things My Wife Does to Drive Me Crazy

We like to have fun. We like to laugh. We enjoy giggling (okay, Cami more than me but still...). Usually we like to do this together. But sometimes...

I purposefully do things to bother Cami because I think her reaction is funny. I don't do malicious things that would hurt her (emotionally or physically), I am careful to read her mood before bothering her (I learned this the hard way), and I (almost always) know where the line is to keep from crossing it.

Here are just a few examples:
  • In the past I have poured cups of cold water on her while she is in the shower
  • When we were first married I held the camera over the shower curtain and tried to take pictures of her (I did get one picture that while it didn't really show anything inappropriate the face she was making is priceless; I would share it but it has been forbidden)
  • I throw decorative pillows at her almost every night (see my last post)
  • Frequently I will hide and try to scare her
  • I get one or more of the boys to agree with me and gang up on her when we are playfully arguing
  • I poke her. She says that she hates being poked, but I know better.
  • Early in our marriage I would hang her "unmentionables" around our apartment as decorations
  • Sometimes when she leans in to kiss me I lick her. That always makes me smile. :)
I want to make sure that you realize that all of this is done in love and is one of the many ways I make sure that Cami knows I am thinking about her and love her. :)

Also, it is not a one-way street.

Cami has done and/or continues to do the following five things to me (and one bonus one because I like you):
  1. She cuts the block of cheese weird (I like a nice straight cut on the block)
  2. I keep a bottle of water in the fridge because I like to drink cold water. She will take a drink and then leave it on the counter to warm up.
  3. She purposely puts the sheet and the comforter at odds with one another (so that the corners don't even come close to matching up)
  4. She'll leave crumbs on the counter (she only does this purposefully sometimes, the rest of the time she's doing it out of habit)
  5. Cami will scrunch up the bathmat while I'm taking a shower so I step out onto the cold tile or onto a balled up bathmat
  6. And some days she'll call or text me like every 10-15 minutes while I'm at work for an hour or so just to bug me. It works. But I know that she loves me and I would miss it terribly if she ever stopped.
Okay, now that this list is out in the open I realize that it makes me sound a little OCD. Um, I'm not. Well, at least not too much.

The point of all of this teasing? To show each other that we are thinking of the other. Yeah it might be a little weird but it's one of the ways we keep our marriage fun and strong.

What do you do to bother your spouse? What do they do to bother you? I would love to hear from you. Please leave a comment.

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  1. The best thing to do is silently stare at her from the corner of the shower curtain until she sees you and freaks out.

    1. Oooh, that is a good one. I've done that once or twice before and the reaction is priceless. Once when she was nearing the end of her pregnancy I scared her while she was in the shower and we thought she was going to go into labor. I'm more careful now!

  2. You are hilarious--both of you! Thanks for following my blog! It's not often I get male followers. I appreciate it. :) And you're definitely one of the most unique male bloggers I've ever seen. I'm really enjoying your posts! Consider me your newest follower!

    (P.S. Random funny fact: the ad at the bottom of this page is from J. C. Penney, and it's for--you guessed it--throw pillows. :D )

    1. That's hilarious Jaimie! Thanks for being my newest follower!

  3. Love the little anecdotes. Having fun is really what marriage is about. Sometimes it's easy to forget that. Thanks for reminding us.

  4. It just goes to show that everyone is a little different. Some of the things that work for you absolutely would not work in this household. But I'm sure some of our stuff would rub other people the wrong way, too. The point is to share the humor and have fun together.

  5. Dear Tyson
    I have a very organized, perfectionistic kind of husband and I am the disorganized, arty type. So I need to be just me to make him rely on our Lord's grace more and more. He often jokes and says that he is going to trade me for a donkey, and then shoot the donkey. We differ so much; yet, we have learned to compliment one another, instead of being to irritated by the differences!
    Much love XX

  6. LOL ok I am the OCD one and I can see the humour in this. I like the scrunched up bathmat idea...hmmmm
    Saw your post via Linkin with my Ladies.

    Handmade at Warratahstree

  7. These are hilarious and so familiar! My husband also is annoyed by the sheet/comforter alignment, while I just want to fall in bed and have some type of blanket covering me. The photos in the shower scene definitely played itself out during our dating days in college. And I often get licked as I lean in for a kiss! I smiled throughout your entire post, knowing exactly what it's like to be your wife. Too funny. Thanks for a fun post today! I found you on the Collective Blog Hop. My blogging home is Come check it out sometime!

  8. LOLOL Tyson! Cami taking your water out of the fridge, taking a sip and then leaving it on the counter to warm up - LOL! That made me laugh out loud! Keith does tons of things, I'm sure, but I can't seem to think of any at the moment. Don't ask him that question though...I know I do all kinds of wacky things :).

  9. This has to be the cutest thing I've ever read!

  10. OMG LMAO Too funny! S does the same types of things to me just to get a reaction. He says his job is to make sure I laugh and smile as much as possible every day.

    LOVE this! Thanks for sharing!

  11. You two are adorable! Thank you for spreading JOY and sharing at the Oh What a HAPPY Day party.

    Holly at Not Done Growing

  12. Awww.. So sweet! My man is ALWAYS hiding on me and trying to scare me. I love it. We tease each other all the time. It's affectionate and loving and we both enjoy it. Life is too short to take seriously.

  13. her The blog is really amazing, I usually forget my wife's birthday, our wedding anniversary on purpose, but these things are yearly. On a usual basis I come home from work and if she is in the bathroom, I knock really hard as if I am in a serious emergency, till she comes out and then I say "Honey I'm home". However on the other hand, since my wife is much stronger than me she throws me on the bed and spanks me till I say sorry.


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