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Thursday, January 28, 2010

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

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!


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  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!!

  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.

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

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

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

  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

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

  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.

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

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

  11. HAHA!!

    Yep, no need to complain.

  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,

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



  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

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

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

  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.

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

  19. Hurray for no Buyer's Remorse!

    This is so funny...

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

  20. that's really funny.

    so, uhm, romantic?

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

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

  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. :)

  23. Hilarious! Love it.

  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.

  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!

  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

  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!

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

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

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

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

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

  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...

  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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