Tagged: marriage

Building a Family – How I Met Your Mother

I have been beating myself up the past few days on what to write about. With ADHD and the curse of an Introvert missed together, finding topics of discussion is a real struggle. This morning after some prayer, and direction seeking, I think I have found out what I can talk about for the next week or so. I am, above everything, a family man. My God and my family are the number 1 things in my life. They have to be because it takes a lot of time and focus to raise as many kids as I have. Call me crazy, but I love it. But this family wasn’t always so big. It had to start out somewhere. If you are willing to stick with me for a while, and not get mad at me for hogging the keyboard from my wife, I will take you through the journey of how the family I have today was built, and some of the struggles we went through along the way. Unlike most boys, I matured at an early age. Now mature here is used relatively. I swore that I would always be a child at heart. I still love cartoons,...

I Was a Little Too Intimate with a Bee

Ashlee and I were driving down the highway yesterday evening having a typical couples spat about the weather. She was hot, and wanted to use the air conditioning. I just wanted to feel the open air through the window. The argument got pretty heated. By heated, I mean that I gave in like a scared little boy, and began rolling my window up. You remember how she bonded with a fly? My turn had come. A fuzzy bumble bee flew into our window at mach speeds smacking me right in the face! It wasn’t a cool encounter with a well known Autobot. That would be worth it. This was a much dangerous creature. After a moment of calm, I realized he wasn’t in the mood to attack again. I had considering demanding for his insurance card to pay for damages until I discovered his were far worse than mine. With a broken wing, I allowed him to rest on my shirt under supervision. Cue wife. “EEEK. Get it out! It’s so gross, and slimy, and scary. I cannot handle the pressure of such a grotesque beast in my presence. And I may be a little allergic!” (Ashlee would like to...

We Were This Close to Being On an Episode of Snapped

My wife and I have been married for 11 years now. During all that time, divorce has never been an option. Murder may have been on the table, but not divorce. When it finally came time to start acting like adults, ¬†dotting our i’s / crossing our T’s, we began searching for life insurance. The agent met with us at our home, went over all the paperwork with us, and got us well on our way to being covered. We were signing up for a nice plan that left each of us 100k in case of an accident. A huge burden was taken off our chests. The very next day, as we were walking through a shopping center, I caught my wife window shopping. She was looking at guns for “safety.” I believed that line right away. I mean, I’ve never seen an episode of Snapped in my life, and I’ve definitely never heard of Law and Order.   Yeah right. We called the agent, and cancelled our policy immediately. We all know how temptation can get the best of us. After hiding all the pointy objects, and discussing with her the fact that I prohibit her from owning a...