Questions that May Make My Husband Cringe {#AAF with Christy of Uplifting Families}

Another week of summer down. Is school back in session yet? When do they go back? Can I drop them off early? Is there a siblings plan for regular school? If you know of any such plans, please let me know ASAP! I have three kids willing to jump right in!

To say the least, it’s been a hard week here in the 100lb Countdown house. Everyone is sick. Last week it was the two oldest children. This week, it was everyone but my son. I haven’t done a full post on it yet, but my Bee doesn’t like sleep and this week has proved it!  Anyway, #AskAwayFriday is here again, a reprieve from the craziness which is my life. So sit back and enjoy!

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This week, I exchange questions with Christy of Uplifting Families. We’ve done it before, so we switched it up by answering the same questions about our spouses! It’s summer and last week, Tamara decided to switch up and ask the hubby’s to answer questions. Well, my husband wouldn’t be down for that unless he was “paid” well. LOL! In other words, we decided to questions about him. Some of these answers I’m sure would make my husband cringe!

Christy ~ take two

1. How long did you date your spouse? Did you actually go on dates? If so, how many? Date? I think we only went on three or four real dates before I got pregnant with D.  However those weren’t back-to-back dates. The first was in July, the second and third in October, and the last was in May the following year. The rest of the relationship was online and over the phone, until the next year (yep, year three of our relationship!). I can’t complain though. We’ve gone on countless dates since we married.

2. What meal does your husband make do you no longer love? I’m not sure my husband makes anything in particular, but my husband’s mom does, since he likes to eat over there every weekend! It’s Bahamian peas and rice. I am not a fan at all. Yet, at every event it’s always made three different ways by three different people and there’s always leftovers that they try to send home with us! But my husband LOVES it! 

3. What do you think of couples’ therapy? I wish we had time. I really think it’s helpful, but with three kids, and him with a full time job, we just don’t have time to commit to going. There’s a bit we need to talk about, which I don’t have have problem doing, but in therapy, there are no interruptions AND I get some alternative prospective instead of silence. I’ve explained before that my husband is very open to receiving criticism, but he’s not an arguer, so I might not hear his response for a day or two. We are constantly working on our communication.

4. What’s the number you’re not sharing? What are you keeping secret, whether it be spending, collections, debt, etc.? Well, there’s *that* number, which will only be in my mind, because hey, we were all 20 once. But now, I think it’s my spending. Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t spend much, but sometimes, I spend where he is unaware of it. I don’t like talking about it because it isn’t a lot. In any given month, it may be $100, but since I don’t have a J-O-B, I feel ashamed spending anything extra. But I got a part-time job ya’ll!

and that’s all that’s important!

5. Whose parents would you rather come live with you in their old age? Why? As sad as some people may think, it would be my in-laws. I think they are more considerate of others in small spaces and not firstly considered about themselves. I also think we’d get dinner cooked very often, between either or both of my in-laws, which means I would cook a lot less. 

6. What’s boring you about your life? Sometimes, the day to day of being a SAHM can get boring, especially when we can’t go out because of rain or lack of car… or when the kids are being so crazy that I can’t get them together to actually get out of the house! Day after day in the house can get really boring really fast, even for a homebody like me! 

7. What’s one thing that you wish you could afford, but can’t? A new car! We’re on one car right now, are borrowing my sister-in-law’s, and have realized how freeing it is to have my husband have his own schedule and me being able to do whatever I want to do! But alas, we have to give the car back when she returns from her vacation, and we’ll go back to one! We need a third row now! Right now, my son fits in between two car seats, but soon, it won’t be easy. Unfortunately, I can’t put the car seats next to each other because Bee with constantly mess with Butterfly. And even though Butterfly is older and does better to stand up for herself, she’s definitely not on even ground.


8. What’s your favorite body part of your spouse? I love my husband’s behind! He’s got a perfectly shaped butt. It’s funny because the butt and the walk are completely passed on to my son. When he gets old enough, plenty of girls are going to love him! 

9. If you could change one thing about your job, what would it be? As a SAHM, I would love to send my girls somewhere for a couple of hours twice a week. I could actually things done, especially some blogging. Now that I have a part-time job, I’d like to start working on it before 10 p.m.!

10. What’s the one (doable) thing you wish your spouse would stop doing? I wish he would finesse his solutions to problems. He’s pretty good at finding solutions to the problems that I (or he) presents around the house, but it’s always the quick and dirty solution… there’s no polish, no finesse, nothing that makes it “pretty”! I’m too embarrassed to take a picture, but here’s a fairly accurate drawing. Yep, plain… and well, uneven. It works, but not cool, not cool at all! 

No Good TV Stand

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30 thoughts on “Questions that May Make My Husband Cringe {#AAF with Christy of Uplifting Families}”

    1. He's stretching around the gut, just a bit, but I think we'll get that back in check pretty soon. LOL! Shoop was the only song I could think of that talked about men like men talk about women. Man, I miss Salt n Pepa!

  1. What a great swap! I probably over spend, too, but mine is mostly on groceries and necessities…but since the hubby only gets paid twice a month, it can lead to a pretty tight second week! I try to do 2 weeks worth of grocery shopping after each payday, but it also does not leave a lot of room for variety. My hubby rarely starts new things, which is really fine with me, because he rarely finishes what he does start! LOL! Have a great weekend, April!

    1. Our budget works just like that. I'm trying to decorate our new house (6 months), so we NEED things to complete the look. I already only shop at second hand stores, but some costs can't be avoided.

    1. LOL! I'm sure I can't show that online. He'll probably have a fit that I'm even writing about it, except he doesn't read what I write! I'm so exhausted. Right now, Butterfly is crying and will only sleep in my arms, which is unlike her. But I can't sleep like that! Second night in a row!

    1. LOL! I wish we were. I have a lot of work to do, and the babies finally went to sleep at a decent hour! Hubby came home after work and slept for three hours. I hope he's done though.

  2. Wow you guys had such fun talking the down and dirty on your husbands..LOL I would love to do something like Tamara's swap where the husbands answered but much like yours my Hubby has no interest in being a part of my Blog Stuff unless he is getting paid in some way…LOL

    I think we as SAHMs all have that twinge of guilt when we spend on something that may not be a need…I always feel like I should just put it back or buy a box of cereal instead…LOL Luckily my Hubby is really observant and notices the things I hover over and usually surprises me with them later.. 😀

    Great swap! Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. I wanted to do something a little different this week, since I was really short on time! LOL! I didn't have to research hubby. I'm not sure how observant mine really is sometimes. I want to think he is, especially when it comes to me. But some times, he's spot on, other times, he's way off. I don't know! LOL!

  3. Great swap! If I had to choose between parents to live with us when they get older, I'd choose his parents over mine. It might be sad thing to say but my mother is … a difficult person to live with.

    1. Mine isn't hard to live with luckily, but our track record isn't really secure in who has the authority and when. I wouldn't want to be stuck always having to given in to her will because she's the "mother" even though it's my house. 🙁

  4. becominneurotic

    I love these hubby swaps! I think I'm doing one next week with Tracie, I hope ours is as great as this one!

  5. Great questions and answers. I hear you on the car. My husband’s been great this summer – riding his bike to work or taking the train or bus if I need the car. But I feel guilty sometimes. And it is a pain with all three kids on the same seat! But we’re getting a new seven seater soon – so I’ll be able to keep them separated! Glad I could check in again!

    1. I was very surprised. We rented a car when we went out of town, and my son was quickly bored by sitting alone in the third seat. I have a feeling it'll be some mix of the three seats. What are you getting? My husband wants a Tahoe.

    2. we’re getting a Ford Flex. Not my favourite – but we had to compromise because we needed something affordable that my husband could fit in (he’s 6’5″). We also need room for two dogs in addition to the three kids…

      1. His head was too high to see out the windshield of the Chrysler or the Kia versions. All his length is in his torso. Ford had lots of room.

          1. No problem. My main advice – try them all out. But if your hubby is big unless you want to spend a lot of money, your choices are limited.

          2. You would think I'd like this type of shopping, but it doesn't help that y husband also wants to go used. That means a LOT of test drives!.

  6. tamaralikecamera

    I just read Christy's answers! So cool.
    And YES, I hear you. We were all 20 once. Oh boy.
    I think my husband has the most perfectly shaped butt too! I've never seen anything like it. Not sure if Des inherited it!

  7. Life Breath Present

    You answered all those questions wonderfully! I'm with you on the SAHM and not able to get out and do anything much gig! It's a great 'job', but not quite anything like I (didn't) really think it would be! 🙂

    Swinging by from the Mommy Monday hop!

    1. Being a mom is not for the faint of heart. It's the hardest job in the world, and it's not just that physically draining, but mentally too! And you DON'T get a break!

      1. Life Breath Present

        YES!! The not getting a break – EVER – is the worst for me. Like right now, Baby Boy is sleeping on my lap while Hun and I work out some household stuff. I haven't had a few minutes to myself at all today and probably won't at this rate :/ Some days are better than others. Baby Boy and I did visit the library today, which is always fun, plus dinner out when he ate like a hog! 🙂

        1. Sometimes it's easier when they get older. When they're little, it's really hard, because they're clingy too!

  8. I love the questions, thank you for finding them so that we could swap.

    I hope that you can find a way to work in some counseling even if you have to do it alone. Sometimes a sounding board is a huge help. Don't give up, there are ways to make it work. See if you can find a chaplin or pastor who is willing to come to your house. Or even check with your insurance company and go talk to a someone. I did this with my first marriage.

    I am thankful that we still have two cars, I remember the days of just being a one car family. It stunk.

    1. I think I really need personal counseling more than couple counseling, however, I think there are some good things that he needs to hear to understand.

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