Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Oh the games we play

Last year the hubby and I attended a marriage retreat put on by his unit. The retreat was based on the book Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage by Mark Gungor. This retreat and book was truly amazing. I would recommend this book to anyone. Mark Gungor is a pastor from Wisconsin and travels all over holding marriage seminars. I am actually going to a seminar this weekend at Rockfish church in town that is based on this book. I am unsure if he will actually be holding this seminar or if it's just based on his book but I can't wait to go

One of the things discussed at the retreat and in this book was the point system that men and women use to compare themselves to each other. For example women give themself a point for everything they do during the day. A point for working, a point for cooking, cleaning, laundry etc. Men give themselves thousands of points for just completing one task. So men always view themselves ahead of their wives. The hubs and I now jokingly give each other points during the day for things we do! M loves when he can one up me and gain a point

Like last night. We stopped at target to pick up some odds and ends. The week before on his off day he mentioned running to Best Buy. I asked him to get me the Taylor Swift cd. He said he would. When I got home he said the cd was $20.00 so he didn't get it for me. I have to admit I was very irritated. I am always running and picking up things for M. If he puts a book on hold at barnes and nobles I pick it up. If I run to the store he will text me what he needs. Never does he pick up things for me. But I didn't say anything. The next day I just ran to Walmart and picked it up. But last night at Target we walked past the cd aisle and I jokingly mentioned how cheap the Taylor Swift cd was $12.99. M tried to change the subject. Later as we were walking through the rest of the store I mentioned having to run to Kohls the next day. M asked me to pick him up something from there. I said no, that he never picks stuff up for me so he could do it himself. He then tried to ask what I have ever asked him to get for me that he didn't. So I brought up the cd. He then tried to backpedal and say they had been sold out. I laughed and called him out on it. Point for me!

Then as I was picking out birthday cards for my brother M found me in the card aisle and told me to get a bday card for his sister. When I asked when her bday was I got the look, the look that says You should know what date my sister's bday is. So very sarcastically he went to clarify that my brother's birthday was the day after his sisters. Her's is on the 17 and his is the 18th. I busted out laughing because my brother's birthday is not the 18th. Nice try there M. He had nothing to say after that

Ahh I love my husband to death but we both know who wins the point's game every day!


  1. LOL .. this post made me laugh because I can see me and my husband doing this .. Men are horrible with dates ;) Have a great weekend!!

  2. Hahahaha! I am going to buy this book tonight!

  3. Haha I love this! My sailor and I always do things like that, all the time, sometimes with the silliest things! He won't admit it, but I usually end up winning :) I'm going to have to check out the book too!

  4. Hubby and I went to the same retreat! He was so grouchy that we had to go, thinking it was going to be so boring. It ended up he loved it and he talks about points still too!

  5. I've heard a few people who did that retreat say it was amazing!!

    That cracks me up :)