I recently explained to a friend that my husband should tout me as the best wife: While looking at vacation options, I noted that there is a Minor League Baseball All-Star Game in Pennsylvania and thought that would be a great vacation destination! Now how many women want a sports event to be the center of their next trip?
For a long time, in fact, I’ve seen myself as quite a catch. I’m not perfect, of course. In fact, I can sum up my qualities with Sex, Schwarzenegger, and Supper.
Sex. Perhaps I’m not your typical gal. I enjoy physical intimacy and crave it. I think about it. I read up about it. I talk about it. I make plans for it. At times, I initiate it.
It’s not always this way, of course. But, by and large, my husband should be dropping to his knees daily and thanking God above that his wife is a willing participant in the Bedroom Games.
Schwarzenegger. I love action movies! In fact, I’d rather watch a killing-a-minute Schwarzenegger film over a tear-a-minute drama any day. I could watch Die Hard, Running Man, Highlander, and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider over and over and over. I love saying “I’ll be back” in an Austrian accent. How many wives beg their husbands to take them to X-Men and couldn’t care less about The Notebook? Okay, now my husband should be on his knees with tears running down his face at his dumb luck!
Supper. Remember I said that I’m not perfect? Well, I can’t cook. Actually, I can’t cook well. For some reason, I cannot for the life of me cook meat to its proper temperature and tenderness. Half of my meals are dry and overcooked. I have a range of about ten good meals, and then I’m stumped. In the question of “Would you rather have a maid, a chauffeur, a gardener, or a cook?” I’m hands-down all for the cook! If the way to every man’s heart truly was through his stomach, I would be destined to a life of loneliness and Lean Cuisine.
But I agree completely with Meat Loaf that “two out of three ain’t bad.” Maybe I can’t cook like the Rachel Ray or Paula Deen, but I am eager to hop into bed and can quote Terminator lines. And there’s still that vacation idea of mine! Hey, I’m still a good catch!
So what’s the area of expertise or interest for which your husband should sing your praises? Maybe you are the new Julia Child or you can replace a car battery (like my girlfriend did — You go, girl!) or you homeschool your twelve children. Just remember you don’t have to be good at or interested in everything! No one is. But what makes you a great catch?
Hubbies: Feel free to tell us what makes your wife a great catch!
“Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: ‘Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.’”
3 thoughts on “Sex, Schwarzenegger & Supper”
Sex and our intimate life in general, NFL is almost better than chocolate, and girl, I can cook a mean cheesecake! I’d have to say that my ability to overlook his inability to pick up after himself is a pretty big plus on my side. I can totally live with it and I actually enjoy keeping the house in good order…after all, he’s probably the best dad I know and has the most generous heart ever. I can pick up some socks without nagging him to death, right? Priorities! 🙂 Love your blog…
You know the funny thing? I’m the sports fanatic in our relationship! I’m the one on the couch every Sunday in the fall; and would love to catch a couple of good baseball games! He could care less! I always thought I’d make some guy a great catch for that reason, but I married someone who doesn’t share my passion in that area. Oh well…
As for what I can do. I can cook and bake – probably why I’m doing Fit Marriage’s Thrive90 right now and hubby has asked for a few leaner meals :). While I don’t home school 12 children, I do home school two, and they’re both ahead of the state standards. Lastly, I am creative. I made my in-laws a hand-stamped, photo calendar of their grandchildren for Christmas last year that was a major highlight. Cool – thanks for this!
By their nature, men are not wired to either be open or expressive. Their biological deposits and wealth are in other places.
However, it is wrong to assume men have no emotional needs other than sex. As many have researched and established, we do need more than loin pleasing, but we suffer greatly in knowing how to express.
We are wired with 1920’s communicative systems in a 2011 flash world.
However, we do institively realise the incredible strength of the warrior who sit across from the dinner table, pleases us, sleeps along side us and produces our children and nutures them.
We often are torn from our nature, our knowledge, our professonal responsibilities and what you say.
Indeed. It’s not easy being woman. I so know that. To many, it is difficult being man…
Enlightment is a precious thing…I wish more men could get it. 1 Corinthians 13:4 says:
“Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant…”
We all need to work together. Good women – who know more and get all it – should seek good qualities in men and teach with them.
Honesty comes with a wicked price in today’s society. But, as a veteran lover, husband, father and step-father…it is so true.
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