Friday, April 17, 2015

The Art of Love & Bickering




My husband and I bicker constantly..Think Archie/Edith Bunker


A FEW things on our   Bicker List: 

Thermostat.

Me: I am HOT it is 79 degrees in here
He: 79 is NOT hot, I am comfortable, my legs are even a little cold
Me: I am turning on the AC, I am sweating like a pig here
He: go get in the pool
Me: I don't want to get in the pool, that does no good to be cool while in the pool and hot in the house
Fast forward 20 minutes..
He: its is freezing in here, my legs are cold.
Me: it is only 76, that is NOT cold, it is comfortable.

DRIVING: I will not ride with him behind the wheel..

HE: turn the wheel, turn it sharp, cut the wheel. are you listening?
ME: no, I am not listening,I  have been driving for 60 years, I  think I know how to cut the wheel... what do you think I do when you are not with me?
HE: You never listen to a word I say, NEVER
ME: Then why do you keep saying them, you know I don't listen.

POLITICS:

I will keep this private but believe me the neighbors probably know our differences (beside if I put it here you might start bickering with me)

TV VOLUME:

ME: The TV is so loud I can't read my book, the sound is coming over what I am reading.
HE: That is because the sound goes down the hall and you can hear it better than I can.
ME; Right! I can hear better than you so the LOUD TV is hurting my ears.

 TV NEWS:

He: That man is guilty as sin..
Me: you say that without knowing anything but what the media says..
He: The facts say he is guilty
Me: not the Facts, what the media says are not facts...they are opinions
     (I will spare you the rest as this can go on for 10 minutes)

We have an on going Bicker about the idiot  man who landed his gyro-copter on the Capitol lawn ( I leave you to guess which of us thinks he is and idiot)

By now you are tired of reading and if I put all our bickers here, Blogger might implode....


That Said........ We still love each other and when things get HOT and I don't mean the Thermostat, I always think...

What if he were not here?

Who would I talk to, laugh with, poke fun at clothing on TV shows, point out the faults on contestants/judges on reality shows with, 

Who would pull the thorn out of my foot and cut my hair?
There would be no one to LAUGH with or at and no one to open jars and cut grass and bathe dogs...protect me when things go bump in the night?

PLUS how could I DRIVE without instructions? 
and last but not least, our income would be cut in HALF
think about that when things get hot...

Bickering is OK with me 







26 comments:

Molly The Wally said...

Snorts we probably all our nodding our heads. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly

Mildred said...

Sounds familiar! Who would we watch The Voice with??

eileeninmd said...

It all sounds so familiar, but we have a few different things we bicker about... except for the heat...but that may be due to my flashing...oh and the driving..I say sit still, be quiet and leave the driving to me..

Have a happy day and weekend ahead!

From the Kitchen said...

Shucks, I want to hear the political bickering.

Best,
Bonnie

Kathy said...

Just another sign that you love each other and one would be lost without the other.

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm smiling here. Just know that you and Bob are NOT alone. Bickering is a part of most marriages.

Cranberry Morning said...

This post just tickled me. I can hear the two of you. You're right, it's love and bicker. Lol

Gail said...

You told all MY secrets!

Great post, made me smile.

Madi and Mom said...

oHHHH SO YOU ARE THE BICKERSON'S OF FLORIDA. I SEEM TO REMEMBER MY PARENTS TALKING ABOUT A RADIO SHOW BY THAT NAME. 79 IN THE HOUSE WOULD MAKE ME DO MORE THAN BICKER. BLESS YOUR HEART.
BUT YOU ARE RIGHT WHAT WOULD WE DO W/O THEM. WE WERE IN LINE AT THE GROCERY STORE YESTERDAY. ONE CART IN FRONT OF US THAT WAS ABOUT 3/4 CHECKED OUT. (HUBBY WAS IN THE MARINES...WHEN HE GOT OUT HE VOWED NEVER TO WAIT IN LINE AGAIN). WE WERE IN THAT LINE ABOUT 5 MIN. ALL OF A SUDDEN I HEAR LETS MOVE TO THE OTHER LINE. WHEN WE MOVED HE SAW THERE WAS AN ISSUE WITH A 'RAIN CHECK' THE CUSTOMER WAS USING. HE DECIDED TO MOVE BACK TO OUR ORIGINAL LINE...BECAUSE THE LADY WAS LEAVING...WELL TWO FOLKS BEAT US THERE. THE ISSUE WITH THE RAIN CHECK, OH AND YESTERDAY WAS DOUBLE COUPON DAY, TOOK ANOTHER 10 MINUTES TO GET FIXED. LADIES IN OUR ORIGINAL LINE WERE GONE AND WE HAD NOT EVEN STARTED CHECKING OUT. WE KNOW THE CHECKER FROM THE ORIGINAL LINE SHE SAYS I THOUGHT YOU WERE OVER HERE, I SAID WE WERE HE DOESN'T LIKE TO WAIT...AND YET HERE WE STAND WAITING...SHE SAID IT IS A MAN THING!!!! I NEARLY FELL ON THE FLOOR CAUSE I WAS THINKING IT BUT SHE SAID IT HUBBY HEARD IT. THEN HUBBY FINALLY SAYS THAT WAS A BAD MOVE ON MY PART...I THOUGHT, DID NOT SAY, 'YOU THINK'? HIS LACK OF PATIENCE IS
LIFE LONG....
STEPPING OFF MY SOAPBOX!!
HUGS CECILIA

Ginny said...

I think bickering is the sign of a happily long time married couple. BECAUSE you do not FIGHT, it is only bickering. And that means love and respect. I am so blessed with Phil because he watches my temps and is always glad to set the thermostat for whatever I need. As he says, you can put more clothes on, but you can only take so much off. We have no pool to bicker about, so we bicker about yard work and cutting the grass. Yes, when I am driving, Phil does the same thing. Because they are MEN. If they didn't do this, they would have NO testosterone. We do not bicker about the T.V. because we are both getting so deaf that we turned on the closed captioning. Can you spell happy? FUNNY Today, Sis!!!

TexWisGirl said...

too cute. a great pair. :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

We bicker all the time too and I always have to remind myself that I don't want to live my life without him but gosh I wish he would change! I'm getting very close to taking over the driving, he follows way too close for my comfort.

Rose said...

Sitting here with tears in my eyes...funny thing, in half of these I would be your hubby and Roger would be you...Roger read them and got a kick out of them, too.

ClickNCamera said...

I especially enjoyed the thermostat bickering, sounds like our house!

carolann said...

oh bickering as hubby and wife.



If they were to go and pass on.

Then the Lord would have them and we would be wishing we did not bicker.

Have a great day.

I put my blog up as a famous guest is coming to our next town.

Betty Manousos said...

too cute! and i totally agree with kathy.

happy friday!

barbara l. hale said...

You hit the nail right on the head here! Your bickering sounds a lot like our bickering. Greg's favorite line is, "You don't listen to a thing I say!" He may be right about that. I've heard it all before...over and over again. Still, I'm glad he's around.

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my goodness Rick and I bicker ALL THE TIME! He gave me lots of driving instructions today! I love this post! You and Bob are so cute.

Ann Thompson said...

bickering is ok, just think how boring it would be if we all agreed on everything. I was laughing about the driving one. Your last line you know I don't listen cracked me up.
We have the same problem with tv volume. I wear headphones because he keeps the tv too low for me to hear and he gets made when I turn up the volume

SweetMarie said...

you two should have your own show! I just read this out loud to hubby and we both are cracking up! we bicker and have fun with it. :)
I really wanted to hear the politics bickering! lol

Linda said...

While I can honestly say - Louis Dean and I don't bicker - I do get your point! That's why I clean up after him and do not gripe about it ....at least loudly or often.

I had a dear friend who passed away while she was still a fairly young mother. She once told me a story about her mother and daddy. They had a wonderful love story and every night they would pop a bowl of popcorn and eat it together while watching a TV program or the news or something. They were well up in years and the husband died. Weeks afterwards the wife was cleaning her den and moved his recliner to vacuum. She broke into tears when she found one of the popcorn kernels under his chair. My friend's daughetr grew up and had a baby and I attended her baby shower. The grandmother was there and I told her the story her daughter had told me about them. Tears came to her eyes.

I may be extra sentimental tonight. One of my friends just lost her husband. The funeral is Monday so we will be driving up to Oklahoma Sunday in order to be there for it. They loved each other more than they loved their self. I saw this with my own eyes.

Let's hug our hubbies extra tight tonight and thank God for the time we have together!

Your blog post is a great reminder to us all!!!

Just Me Pooh said...

Hubby and I bicker a lot and laugh at ourselves a lot. We will be married 46 years next month and we are still in love and happy bickering and all. Loved this post sweet Sandra. Hugs

pattisjarrett said...

Cute post. Sometimes, I wonder how I've ever driven on my own!

Deb said...

We are bickers too...keeps life interesting...you always make me smile

Rose said...

Oh, Gosh, Sandra...the one on this post about driving...it totally cracks me up. I cannot explain to you how hard I have laughed about it. It is all so good, but the driving part gets me every time.

Neal said...

My wife and I don't bicker a lot but seems like we do about everytime we go on vacation and it's normally about the same thing.

ME: Have you seen a Walmart?
HER: There was a Kroger's not far back.
ME: I didn't ask if you had seen a Kroger's

Of course I couldn't just let it drop like I should have. :)