rate your wife!

So first of all, GREAT JOB on the husband complimenting yesterday. Three cheers for you, you grateful wives, you! If you didn’t have the chance to chime in, it’s never too late. Or you can just go straight to your dude and tell HIM, not me.

Second of all, Date Night was short but sweet. A resounding success. Pei Wei for 2 (and we tried NEW things!!), Barnes & Noble with a gift card (where I skimmed through writing books, bought 2 adorable little journals for Cambodia, and Gabe surprised me with a 2-inch x 2-inch wooden blue “M.” Be still my heart), Chick-Fil-A for free milkshakes (thanks, Amanda!), Bed Bath and Beyond for neck pillows for the million-hour flight to Cambodia, and a 5-minute tour of Target.

Click here for an iPhone pic of me with pool hair, new glasses, modeling a plate of edamame.

And yes, Nicole, Gabe earned his 20 points later on (and then some). Oh my, I’m blushing.

So MK e-mailed me the Wife part of the test today, and I read through it at the pool this afternoon (the first time I’ve gone to the pool w/o swimming–will someone please tell my children that 70 degrees is NOT swimming weather?). I’m pleased to announce that I’m a stellar wife. (I actually probably would’ve made a better wife 75 years ago than I do today. Well, okay, maybe not.)

Here’s a smattering of some of the Demerits I DID NOT earn:

Puts stockings to soak in wash basin. Insists on driving the car when husband is along. Smokes in bed or has cigarette stained fingers. Talks too long on the phone. Walks around house in stocking feet. Seams in hose often crooked. Wears red nail polish. Shoulder straps hang over arms or slip is uneven and shows. Serves too much from tin cans or the delicatessen store. Doesn’t like children. Goes to bed with curlers in her hair or too much face cream.

I’m good, huh? (Never mind that I spend too much time on the internet, walk around the house in bare feet, my toenails are painted blue, and I serve too much from the freezer/Little Caesar’s.)

Here are some Demerits I DID earn:

Slow in coming to bed–delays till husband is almost asleep (not always, but definitely sometimes). Fails to sew on buttons or darn socks regularly (darn those socks). Tells family affairs to casual acquaintances (hello, Blog World!), too talkative. Often whining and complaining. Fails to wash top of milk bottle before opening it. Wears pajamas instead of nightgown.

Merits I DID earn (hooray for me!):

Can carry on and interesting conversation. Personally puts children to bed. Encourages thrift (panties from the thrift store, anyone?). Laughs at her husband’s jokes and his clowning. Ambitious for her family (52 zoos, anyone?), urges higher attainment. Has spunk–will defend her ideals and religion. Praises marriage before young women contemplating it. Reacts with pleasure and delight to marital congress (i.e., likes to have sex).

I don’t suppose it would do a whole lot of good to ask husbands to tell me one thing they love about their wives. Most guys only venture over here when Red Rover, Red Rover, Gabe sends them right over. But it’s worth a shot. Feel free to send your own hubby right over.

If you’re a married guy, tell me one thing you love about your wife.

And girls, prayer request for you. My cousin K is serving our country in the military, and he commented this week that a lot of young married guys in his platoon could use some prayer. A lot of their marriages aren’t surviving their deployments, and it’s breaking their hearts. Breaks my heart too. Please take a moment to pray for military marriages.

One final Cambodia sale tomorrow! I’ve got some really cute things to show you! Have a great night!

p.s. Here’s the full survey for wives, the full survey for husbands, and the blog where MK found the surveys, if you’re interested.

10 thoughts on “rate your wife!

  1. Jen your cousin

    I printed off these tests and brought them on our date night last night. We has a blast as we rated each other in view of 1930s standards. We were laughing (just about) the whole time. Thanks for the post!

  2. Lacey

    Jen-Marla’s-Cousin, I LOVE the idea of doing these quizzes on a date night. I printed them, too, for that. Thanks for the idea!

    Wow – now that I looked at the actual wording of the 20-pointer, I feel like I might know too much about your date night, Marla! 🙂

  3. Daniel Basham

    I love that she is so intelligent, and fun to hang out with. I really do enjoy being with her. She’s an amazing mommy and wife. I feel bad for other husbands I know, because my wife is so awesome (seriously I do)! She is so encouraging and supportive. I’ve NEVER doubted that she loves me with all she has.

  4. Kim Webb

    So do you know Noel Heikkinen? He is a friend of ours – small world huh? I think that is where MK found his blog.

  5. Douglas

    I love that my wife has a huge drive and ambition to be the best at everything. She has such a heart for God, for our family, our awesome kid, our friends, her work, acting, cooking, cleaning (most things), and life in general! She is a Godsend and a gift to me and I do not take that for granted. Her humor strikes my funny bone and at random moments of the day and I crack up laughing…not good for meetings at work. My heart aches for her in all emotions. Okay, enough of this funny talk… She also wants to run and work out with me – which shows she is totally in this. She doesn’t run unless someone is chasing her with a knife. I know without a doubt she loves me and I do her. Thanks to Gabe in his post on FB and thanks Marla for putting yourself out there to make these words spoken yet again – she should already know everything I have written… I love you hun!

  6. Mr. M.

    I love that she’s intelligent, has a lot of passion for everything that she does, and has a great sense of humor.

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