Top Ten Tuesday-Ten Verbal Cues that Ruin the Romantic Mood

8.17.2010

My husband and I are...well...married. Don't get me wrong. Marriage has a lot of pluses--the routine, the consistency, the joy of tolerating appreciating each other's habits. No really, I love that my husband is my best friend and that he's my steady support system through the ups and downs of life.

It's just that being married can also be monotonous. The same pluses--routine, consistency, tolerating appreciating each other's habits--can also...well...make the romance fizzle. I'm not saying by any stretch of the imagination...gulp...that my husband's not good in bed. (Hubby, if you're reading this...of course you are. Remember you're the best.) What I'm saying is that marriage can place a slight twist on those once crazy, passionate nights. And, if you're married with children, there's a double twist.

Okay, let me just get to the top ten before I get myself in hot water. Here they are, in no particular order--ten verbal cues that ruin the romantic mood.

10. “Are you going to brush your teeth before we do it? I won’t if you don’t.”

9. “Oh, was that my stomach?! I had diarrhea earlier.”

8. “It looks like that blackhead has returned on your back. Let me get it for you.”

7. “Maybe I should brush my teeth after all. I have some pretty stinky garlic breath.”

6. “There’s a new episode of The Office tonight. Don’t worry. It doesn’t come on for another eleven minutes.”

5. “Should we keep the door open in case the baby wakes up?”

4. “Should we keep the door closed to prevent the baby from waking up?”

3. “If we’re not shutting off the lights, then I’m just going to keep my shirt on.”

2. “It looks like the jungle is back. Should I shave?”

1. “I’m cold. I need to warm up under a few blankets first.”

Okay, and because you know that I like to add a bonus:

“I think I’m catching a cold, but I took a decongestant. I’ll just place these tissues by the bed in case my nose starts running/dripping.”

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30 comments:

  1. lol .. this post could seriously could have been heard in my bedroom!

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  2. Great post, thanks for the follow am now following back.

    Nichole @
    carterfamilytable.blogspot.com

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  3. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Love it and so true!!

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  4. I'm a new follower from TTA!

    www.firstcametwins.com

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  6. Oh, my. Thanks for the multiple laughs!

    Thanks also for visiting This Mom Loves. I am following you back!

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  7. i love it, i think we all have these conversations, the beauty is our comfort levels with our partners, so when the magic does happen its really special and uninhibited

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  8. Lol, I think we've said at least a few of the top 10, the tooth brushing being high up on ours. But isn't that the best part of marriage - that you can be comfortable enough to say these things instead of hiding it?

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  9. These are SO funny! I love #7, #3 and the bonus one! LOL.

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  10. Not sure where my comment went....

    Just found your blog through FMBT and this postw as classic! I'm your newest follower!

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  11. Oh my gosh I am cracking up!!! The Office was is totally us. haha

    I"m a new follower from Twee Poppets! I'd love for you to stop by my blog!

    http://www.ingenuemom.com

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  12. So funny but true!

    Thanks for visting my blog and following me. I am happy to follow you back.

    Tracy
    www.cutorcopyandpaste.blogspot.com

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  13. HAHAHA Love it! So true and so sad at the same time!

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  14. Seriously laughing out loud at my desk at work. This post is freaking hilarious! I couldn't have said those better if I had written them myself. I could have by the way. Its all too familiar.

    :)

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  15. Thanks for the follow...I am now following you back.

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  16. Too funny!

    www.retrohousewiferemix.blogspot.com

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  17. So true, and SO funny. Guess I really need to watch what I say :-)

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  18. LOL, very true! I'm following back from FMBT. Hope you're having a great week! :)

    --Jodi
    http://jodibee.blogspot.com

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  19. SOOO funny and sooo true...ahh the married life, gotta love it:) Great list!

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  20. LOL! Too funny and so true! Oh the joys of marriage LOL!

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  21. Thats hilarious! And I think sometimes that happens to me too, only I think it as I try to get in the mood, and I only share it out loud if I am REALLY not wanting it to happen that night anyway! (SHH! If my husband asks, I ALWAYS want 'it' to happen!!)

    Thanks for checking out my blog!

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  22. Those are all great.
    My all time favorite is "If you hurry and try not to jiggle me too much."

    Thanks for stopping by earlier.

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  23. Ha ha ha!!!! These are classic. Oh, marriage.

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  24. Hi, I'm following back. Love the blog. I'm having a blog hop today too - Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop. Come check it out on http://blogging-hints.blogspot.com

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  25. Oh my gawsh... the stuff we all know is true and no one talks about... but it is sure FUNNY when you do.
    Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments. I am SO glad you found me so that now I found you!
    I am following you now too!
    Can't wait to read more... enjoying my time here in your little world.

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  26. LOL I love this! Diarrhea, brushing teeth. keke But I must agree with you mama! I love your entertaining posts!

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  27. Ha ha ha, love it and very accurate :)

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  28. Wow, Mommy Spirit, did you ever strike a familiar cord with this post! I consider marriage a double edged sword: it's wonderful that we can achieve a comfort level that allows us to say some of those things and it's awful at the same time. Is nothing sacred?! *smile*
    I hadn't come across Top Ten Tuesday. Is there a particular blog that hosts this one or did you come up with that on your own? -Eastlyn

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  29. Very cute! Thanks for a good laugh.

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