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.’”