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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 Instagrammed… #164

Posted by on June 9th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“This is us. Frozen washcloths all daynightday long. Two teeth down how many to go???” -Avara   Last week, it was surgery. This week it’s four teeth coming in at the same time. Are they the same thing? Not quite. But this kid has been through the ringer. Two teeth have made their jagged entrance so […]

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My Wife Just Texted… #163

Posted by on June 3rd, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

Sometimes my wife, Lizzie, knows just what to say to me. Even when she doesn’t know it. They say “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach,” but some ways of getting there are much faster than others. PIZZAAAAAA!!! – Previous “My Wife Just Said…” Kid faces only a mother could love. Follow […]

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My Wife Just Said… #162

Posted by on May 26th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Can someone please help me understand why toddlers insist on making faces like these in every photo?” -Avara   There is a scale of learning when it comes to kids taking photos: 1. No idea what’s going on 2. Realize someone is pointing something at you 3. Making a face because you are asked 4. Making […]

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My Wife Just Texted… #161

Posted by on May 19th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

  My phone lit up by my side as I was working late. I read the text and knew it probably meant that the part of my 4yo son’s mind that manufactures nightmares was also working late. I made an awwww face as imagined the little guy stumbling with drowsy desperation to our room, to […]

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My Wife Just Said… #160

Posted by on May 12th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Want to know what I’m doing for Mother’s Day? Taking a nap. Peace out.” -Avara   She knows what she wants, kids. That about sums up what I’ll be asking for this Father’s Day as well. – Previous “My Wife Just Said…” Kissing: Is it just eating other’s faces off?   Follow us on Facebook. Stay […]

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My Wife Just Said… #159

Posted by on May 5th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“When they kissed in old movies, it looked like two people fell into each other’s faces and just stopped. And now it looks painful, like they’re trying to eat each other’s faces off.” -Elizabeth     Every once in a while my wife and I will turn our heads slowly and exchange looks, in response […]

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My Wife Just said… #158

Posted by on April 28th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“I rocked this sweet boy to sleep for almost 4 years. Haven’t since we moved last September. Tonight he asked me to. My heart is so full it might burst!” -Avara   Shortly after we found out we were going to have another baby, we dove into all the planning and working through what life would […]

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My Wife Just Said… #157

Posted by on April 21st, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Lucas, please! Your penis is not a musical instrument.” -Elizabeth   He’s four and a half years old. I’m sure I made a banjo of my twig and berries at that age, too. But still, it’s not an acoustic performance my wife and I are really interested in observing. Though, and I’m not sure how […]

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My Wife Just Texted… #156

Posted by on April 14th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

My wife and I meet in the middle on many things. Sometimes, it’s compromise. But most often we have the exact same thought about situations, people and decision-making. It’s a good thing we’re both geeks because neither of us would be a catch outside of our own geeky world. And by that I mean me. […]

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My Wife Just Said… #155

Posted by on April 7th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Um. Can I go out in this?” -Elizabeth   There she stood at the front door, posing for me to see. She was wearing colorful, patterned leggings, rain boots, a baggy sweater and a mismatched purse. I frowned as I looked her over and then smiled and said, “Sure!” The fact that I was wearing […]

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