A Competitive Sport

April 26, 2010

Over the weekend David and I found ourselves discussing our respective domestic chores. Since we were left with nothing but applesauce, hummus, and pickles in our fridge, it was time to go shopping. After a brief discussion about what we needed David said to me, “You’ve let us run out of some things lately.”

Feeling an assault on my wifely skills, I immediately responded on the offensive. “Who do you think cleans the house and does your laundry? Who is planning this week’s meals and is going shopping?”

He came right back with, “Who cleaned the floors the other day? And you may go on a big shopping trip once every two weeks, but I buy a lot of little things that we need in between.”

Realizing that the direction the conversation was headed wasn’t ideal, I swallowed my pride and said, “It’s not about who does what. We’re a team, love.”

He responded, “And I just want to make sure you know I’m the better teammate.”


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Comments on A Competitive Sport

  1. 1

    From Scott:

    So that’s why you are always smacking each other on the butt!

  2. 2

    From lauren:

    My friend is reading this book called “Love Dare” that gives a daily “dare” to show love to your spouse. She says it’s REALLY hard sometimes. But I bet if you did that you would totally win.

  3. 3

    From kapachino:

    We have that book! My friend’s mom sent it to us, but we haven’t started reading it yet. The Mullers always told us that the secret to a successful marriage is to “outserve each other,” so I’m hoping this will be a good thing. :)

  4. 4

    From Krista:

    Haha! This sounds like just a conversation I might have with my hubby! Why is it that we automatically get defensive whenever we don’t fufill our “wifely duties” of keeping the house in order? For me, even though we try to keep an equal relationship, I still feel the need to do it all and I feel responsible when something goes wrong!

  5. 5

    From Emily Jane:

    Yikes!! Well I hope this competition results in a wonderfully stocked and clean house lol :)

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    From Ashley:

    Bahahahaha. Loved this post. Definitely sounds like a conversation I could’ve had with my fiancee. Both of us can be very competitive. A contest we’re waiting to have this summer is who can eat the most ice cream sandwiches in a set period of time. Got to love smack talk.

  7. 7

    From Melissa Oklahoma:

    Hilarious! He had a good come back… Hope you laughed!

  8. 8

    From Nicole:

    All I can say is “MEN!” Ha, ha.

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    From Sara:

    Oh snap, haha. Sean and I do the same thing about who does what, does more, and so on. It’s ridiculous. Now we’re trying to be more of a “team” lately and do our “fair share”. We even went on a big grocery shopping trip together last night at 11pm, which is nice when it’s quiet. :)

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