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“MY WIFE JUST SAID…”

You just can’t invent the stuff that comes out of a woman’s mouth once she’s “passed a watermelon through the pinhole,” ceased sleeping and is married to you. Or one of us.

My Wife Just Said… #206

Posted by on March 30th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Someone please tell Vader he left his helmet in the bathroom again.” -Avara   I’ve done a pretty good job of making my family as geeky as possible. Not a day goes by that one of us doesn’t reference Star Wars or a similar cadre of geek literature, films or otherwise. And being a geek or […]

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My Wife Just Said… #205

Posted by on March 23rd, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Have a safe flight!” -Elizabeth   She says it every time I travel. Lots of peolpe do. It’s kind of just… what’s said. Like people saying “How’s it going.” as a sort of greeting without it really being an actual inquiry into how your day or life is going. It’s something that’s said to say […]

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My Wife Just Said… #204

Posted by on March 16th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“That moment when you buy your baby his first vintage rock T-shirt & the band comes on the radio & he proceeds to dance along (baby style).” -Avara   Avara and I constantly remark how amazing our boys’ style has always been. I’m constantly envious of my kids’ clothing and toys. If only we were in […]

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My Wife Just Said… #203

Posted by on March 9th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“I bought roller skates for myself. But they’re men’s. The women’s were pink and white and I didn’t want to feel 9 years old.” -Elizabeth   Every single person who has ever lived, has lived in a “new world.” It’s always changing, always has, and always will. The concepts of stereotypes, gender roles, adulthood, language, […]

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My Wife Just Instagrammed… #202

Posted by on March 4th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Real Jedis use their hands. And feet.” -Avara   Finn has gotten so fixated on things being certain ways. Sometimes, when we read aloud to him and mispronounce characters’ names from Harry Potter books or Star Wars comics, he just gets very particular. I respect it, usually. Cut to: his brother wielding a lightsaber incorrectly. “Dada, […]

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My Wife Just Said… #201

Posted by on February 23rd, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“I thought I had a big head, until I met you. Uhhhh… that didn’t come out right.” -Elizabeth   While the words that came out of her mouth were a little foot-flavored, they happen to be true. All my sons have big noggins, too. In fact, all the men in my family line seem to […]

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My Wife Just Said… #200

Posted by on February 16th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“I’d like to take a moment to thank Fifty Shades of Grey for replacing vaccines as the subject of hot debate amongst the ladies.” -Avara   It’s our 200th “My Wife Just Said…” so I think it’s fitting we go with the most alarming conversation we can, right? The internet seems to be built for speed, […]

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My Wife Just FaceTimed… #199

Posted by on February 9th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Whoa! My GOD! FaceTime makes me look so OLD.” -Elizabeth   My wife, of course, went into immediate pouty-lipped facial poses and Blue Steel looks. Which in turn, and also of course, had me choke laughing. Most women have certain standards for the way they look in pictures or on camera. It can take just […]

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My Wife Just Said… #198

Posted by on February 2nd, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“If I wrote a parenting book, it would be called ‘Tickles and Timeouts.’” -Avara   Ever have one of those days that has an intense mix of tickles and timeouts? That’s us this weekend. Moments were so fun and enjoyable. Others were frustrating and mind-numbing. This seems to be the way of the parenting world. Friday. […]

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My Wife Just Said… #197

Posted by on January 26th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

[ To our 5yo son ] “It is Daddy’s birthday today, but no he’s not turning 10. Well… it just seems like he’s 10 years old.” -Elizabeth   It’s my vaginal-launch anniversary today. However, since Monday isn’t the most convenient day to celebrate a birthday or… well, anything… I spent the past weekend having various […]

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