Saturday, July 9, 2011

Six Not-So-Sexy Things about Marriage

Most of my favorite blogs focus on the very best things about their long-term relationships, the fun and the romance and the sexy/serious/celebratory. And I looooooooove that!


But here are a few things about marriage that AREN’T quite so romantic…funny maybe. But not sexy. I’m sure everyone’s list is different. This one’s mine.

1. Bills. The big and the little. The sheer amount of bank statements, insurance claims, and assundry paperwork that ends up on our kitchen table every month is probably my number one annoyance. It’s amazing how much more we get as a married couple than we did on our own.

2. Illness. This ranges from the scary ER visit all the way down to the common, drippy, sneezy, holed-up-in-bed cold.

3. Peeing with the door open. Just sayin’.

4. Bickering. Not legitimate disagreements or even all-out-gloves-off brawls. Just those silly, little
nothing fights, as Dane Cook would say, about ridiculous things like whether or not someone had a tone when they said “whatever” or whose turn it is to take out the dog or empty the dishwasher or whether or not Transformers: Dark of the Moon is worth $19 in theater admission. Like I said…fights about nothing.

5. Boy smell. I’m not even talking about body odor or stinkiness. I’m talking about the sheer MAN SMELL that emanates from sleeping husbands. Man smell. It’s a real thing.

6. Exhaustion. This one is just inevitable. If you are a busy, hard-working person, you are going to get tired. If you are TWO busy, hard-working people trying to make time to be romantic, well…more often than not, you’re going to be exhausted.

In conclusion, marriage is soooooooo exactly like this:



Thanks, Fergie, for so perfectly expressing it. Thanks, also, to Sarah @ Sarahcastically for the totally sincere video suggestion. 

What makes YOUR not-so-sexy list?

Still in love (and still married) despite the occasional non-sexiness of it all,

elizabeth

8 comments:

Sarah (Not Her Real Name) said...

"If you ain't got no money, take your broke ass home" is one of my most cherished mottos.

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Haha I love this!! Yea bills and boy smell is def not the greatest lol!

Karen in Progress said...

How about the extra dirty dishes in the sink and the extra laundry that comes with more than one person? Oh yeah, and all the times that you have to compromise on what you're going to do that day or how you're going to decorate? Haha... oh well, they're worth it.

Janet @ Made For This said...

#1 - cutting your husbands toenails
#2 - uh, indelicate noises
#3 - wanting to be alone sometimes and not wanting to hurt anyone's feelings
#4 - the clutter because WE MIGHT NEED THAT SOMEDAY
#5 - different ideas of what to do on vacation
#6 - watching your beloved age, right before your very eyes

But in truth, no matter what is UN-SEXY and maybe a hassle, knowing that you know someone so well and they you and the depth of your love and togetherness deepens by the way - it is all so precious.

Ashley @ A Recipe for Sanity said...

LOL...man smell! That is hysterical. My list, let's see...

1. Dirty underwear
2. When he leaves dishes in the sink when the dishwasher is TOTALLY EMPTY.
3. The fact that he insists on piling up clean laundry on our papazon (sp?) chair, so that I never see it.
4. Knowing that he REALLY should wash his wash cloth more...

I think they make men cute for a reason...so we can handle this stuff.

Mrs. Pancakes said...

These are funny! I agree with the bathroom etiquette that is not quite:-)

Kirsten said...

Ha! SO true! I'm pretty sure you hit them all! My hubs pees with the door open and it ticks me off. Like, come on, can we PLEASE not be that comfortable with each other...please?

www.kirstenjoywilson.com

val said...

hi, thanks for the comment on the kayaking post. I dont think you have anything to fear about capsizing and being stuck in. the only way that would happen is if you are in a kayak that has one of those fabris sheaths that go over your lap and hold you in. only serious kayakers use those from what i understand. most kayaks dont have anything holding you in so if it tips, (which I doubt will happen) you just fall out easy peasy. its forsure fun and I would reccomend trying it!

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