Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Bon Appetit Cookie Fail and Today's Subsequent Cup of Rant


(Yes this picture is a JOKE)

Ok so I tried the Pecan Lace Cookies and they were a major fail....I don't have the heart to post the ugly pictures folks but I'm not going to ignore that they were a fail either.... So instead of a cookie post - I'm going to start something I call my Cup of Rant.....

Today's Cup of Rant is about marriage....I was reading a great post on the McMommy Chronicles the other day that left me in stitiches. Click here to see it.

However, I cannot write about children, having children or any of those things....I can however write about marriage....

I've been married 6 years now. And since I'm close to the Seven Year Itch (ok we saw that movie the other day and I thought it was hilarious) I feel I have enough background to have some authority in what I'm about to say....

Lately all of heard is that "I didn't know how hard marriage was going to be"

I'm really sick of hearing this...

Who exactly is propagating this myth? I mean we all have seen the Lifetime Channel right? The Burning Bed? And yes those are extreme cases and not always true but I'm sure a lot of them were "ripped from the headlines" so exactly who has been pulling the wool over your eyes?

Reasons why you shouldn't be surprised that "marriage is not easy" (as I see it - so don't be sending me angry emails why husbands and wives should never fight...Sell crazy somewhere else)

1. Men do not have the "guilt gene" That is a female characteristic. If its your birthday and he wants to go golfing with his friends and you tell him its ok, you have no one to blame but yourself. Tell him to get his butt on the couch and rub your feet and enjoy....(sans guilt of course)

2. (I preface the statement you are about to read with the fact that I'm writing from a female hetero point of view) You are married to a man.... That's it... Just because they have some of the same likes and dislikes doesn't mean your exactly alike. They process things completely differently (see above)

3. When you had roomates or for that matter lived with your friends/best friends/etc how did that work out for you? Occasionally you got on each other's nerves, wanted to be alone, or wanted to throw them out the window right?

4.  Unless you are marrying your brother (no jokes about the region where I live...) you and your husband were mostly likely raised differently providing different ways at looking at things....This may have been exciting and mysterious when you were dating, but guess what -  that hasn't changed.

5. You have in-laws....And yes this is coming from someone who at their Rehearsal dinner walked into see two separate rows of tables for the Jets and the Sharks....(no I'm not kidding)

6. You have parents - You think you had arguments with your parents about your life decisions before you got married?  Ha! I laugh at that. Throw a spouse in the mix and see how dicey it gets....

7.  If your friend is married and says they never fight and never divulges information that she has ever had an issue with her husband ever - She is lying....End the friendship (or lack thereof) and find someone who lives in reality....

8.  Spending every second with your spouse will only drive you crazy....That does not make a great marriage.You know the whole absence makes the heart grow....blah blah blah.... Sometimes you need to spend time with your friends and vent and then realize that your husband is better than you thought....

9. Have you ever known anybody that you never fought with? Bueller....Bueller....Bueller? If so that person was not significant enough in your life for it to count.

10. There is always making up....

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