1.28.2010

Writers Workshop...You Knew It When You "Bought" It

Yes...TWO POSTS TODAY!
I am not really sure what has gotten into me!
So, if your are looking for the Tablescape Thursday post, click HERE.
Otherwise, Welcome to Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop.
This week, prompt #1 is my selection,
Share one piece of great advice you’ve received
from someone who knows stuff...

You Knew It When You "Bought" It
So this true gem was not a advice given to me, but rather to my future hubby. My Hubby and I had been dating for 1 1/2 years when we got engaged. I certainly wasn't expecting a ring that December, nor was my family. I think my parents figured I wouldn't get married for a long while. As a matter of fact, I thought the same thing. I am the first person to admit, I am not easy...I have my ideas about things, I am independent, and I have a few idiosyncrasies.

A few weeks after we announced our engagement, my Future Hubby and I were at my parents house for a BBQ. I was helping mom out in the kitchen. Future Hubby was with Dad outside. Well, Dad found this to be a good time to take Future Hubby aside and give him a little piece of advice...

Dad: "Are you sue you want to do this?"
Fiance: "Do what?'
Dad: "Marry my daughter."
Fiance:"Yes, I am pretty sure. That is why I proposed."
Dad: "Well, I just need to warn you...she can be a B*itch."

Fiance: {crickets chirping...speechless}
 

Yep, that is is the piece of advice my hubby received from someone older, who thinks he knows a lot (and really he does...about cars and sports and a few other things).


By the time I heard this story, Future Hubby had become Hubby. The story of this little convo comes up often. If ever hubby thinks I am crazy or being a little difficult...I just remind him...HE WAS WARNED!...He Knew It When He "Bought" It!

Cheers!
Holly

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35 comments :

  1. that's a very funny - and true - story. i love it! i just finished reading the book "The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands" and it repeats the same concept over and over. You picked this man, LOVE him!!

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  2. Lol! I cannot believe your dad said that. That is just too funny.

    Luckily my husband knew I was not the best house keeper before we got married, so I didn't deceive him that way.

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  3. But did he keep the receipt?? :)

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  4. Wowza, your Papa keeps it REAL! At least hubby knew what he was getting into!!!

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  5. Ah, where we would be without the support of our parents?? :)

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  6. I LOVE that story!
    it's GREAT!
    wonder if my dad would tell a future hubby the same thing! ha ha
    I have always said...
    it will take a VERY special man to CHOOSE to be a part of my life!
    ha ha

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  7. It's a sign of True Love that your dad didn't scare him off. Too funny!

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  8. I am not married, but if I did I would imagine my dad would give similar advice. He probably wouldn't say bitch...just difficult.

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  9. That's a great story! Did you ever tell your dad that Hubby told you what he said?

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  10. Hilarious! My dad would warn his future SOL as well, although I don't think he would say the actual word.

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  11. HAHA!!

    Yep, no need to complain.

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  12. At first I thought that this was about buying the ring— but you were able to tell the story well and the misdirection made for a great ending.

    Thanks for stopping by,

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  13. I am following from friday follow. Sorry I am late/ or early!!!

    Sarah

    sarahsblogoffun.blogspot.com

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  14. Oh man, we are of the same family...

    my DAD practically PUSHED me down the aisle... my relatives gave my hubby SYMPATHY cards for our shower... nice huh??? LOL

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  15. My Dad did the SAME thing?!?! What is up with that....lol

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  16. A very cute story. Thanks for sharing. But I'm with the curious ones...does your dad know that you know?

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  17. LOL!! Oh man that is too much. I am not easy to live with either. But nobody warned him. He just had to learn the hard way. haha.

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  18. OMG, I can't believe your Dad said that. I just can't imagine his facial expression,ha.

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  19. Hurray for no Buyer's Remorse!

    This is so funny...

    Did your dad ever explain his ..um... advice?

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  20. that's really funny.

    so, uhm, romantic?

    hahaha! my hubby knew what he was getting too... and HOW!

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  21. Your dad is hilarious and your hubby is a brave man.

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  22. Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting today. I loved reading your prompt response. Very funny. I can't believe your dad said that. Your hubby must really love you to not get scared away by that. :)

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  23. Hilarious! Love it.

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  24. I'm laughing because my husband got similar advice. My conversation went like this:
    Grandfather: Are you sure you want to marry her? Do you know what you are getting yourself into?
    Hubby: Yes, I love her very much
    Grandfather: you know she doesn't cook or clean, right?

    So now any time my husband gripes about the house or the fact that there is no dinner to be had I simply remind him that he was warned and my grandfather tried to talk him out of it.

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  25. I'm glad I wasn't drinking anything when I read this!!! Your dad is really...er..honest. :) I would love to be able to say that to my hubby ... 'you knew it when you bought it'...that's great!

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  26. i love ur dad's honesty! now what's that say about you? ha ha (wink)

    i have a feeling my dad would have given similar advice, but then again maybe he would been afraid my hubby would have turned tail and run! ha ha

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  27. Holy Cow! Your DAD?! That's just too funny! Good for your hubby to stick with it, even IF he had been warned! ; ) cute story!

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  28. Hi following you from friday follow sorry I am so late- but I guess it is better late than never right?

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  29. That's hilarious! Is that what's called Truth in Advertising?

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  30. How funny, what a brat your dad is! :)

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  31. That is so great! I think if the hubs knew that ahead of time he wouldn't have married me!

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  32. Woo Hoo!!! Fantastic story!!!

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  33. This is so funny; sounds like something any of my brothers or mom would do. Except they're still asking Felix "Why?" and it's been a long time...

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  34. When I was engaged to my husband, I told him, "If you think you are getting a wife - as in cooks, cleans and irons - then you would be mistaken."

    He said, "I'm almost 40, I do all that myself. I'm not marrying for those things."

    Me, "As long as we both know the rules up front."

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