My Man

Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband!

1. Who is your man?

The Trusty Husband (Code name: Derek, spell it right puh-leez)

2. How long have you been together?

*squinting and making hate math faces* 15 years

3. How long did you date?

4 years

4. How old is your man?

33 today

5. Who eats more?

he does

6. Who said “I love you” first?

Probably him. He’s a softie like that. But gimmie a break, we were what? all of 17

7. Who is taller?

He is a whole foot taller than me. Better for me to wear heels.

8. Who sings better?

You really don’t want to hear me sing.

9. Who is smarter?

I think his IQ is 3 points higher than mine. I keep retaking the test to beat him. I never do.

10. Whose temper is worse?

Ummm, I’d have to go with Elle for $500 Alex. I come from and Irish family. Duh.

11. Who does the laundry?

For the most part the trusty husband’s laundry privileges were revoked when he dried a linen shirt of mine. However, he folds the socks.

12. Who takes out the garbage?

I don’t touch garbage.

13. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed?

Him. I have an OCD moment if I even try laying on his side of the bed

14. Who pays the bills?

Bills? What bills?

15. Who is better with the computer?

He is the hardware guy. I am the software girl.

16. Who mows the lawn?

He does. However I conned him into buying a self propelled mower so I could “mow the lawn.”

17. Who cooks dinner?

Most of the time me. Unless I’m not in the mood or sick or can’t think of anything or….

18. Who drives when you are together?

I’m not allowed to drive. There is a sign in any car I drive that pops up and says, “If you are an idiot, cut me off.”

19. Who pays when you go out?

Him. I likes my man chivalrous like that. Better yet, I don’t want to dig through my purse for my wallet.

20. Who is most stubborn?

Hello! Irish woman. that would be me.

21. Who is the first to admit when they are wrong?

I am never wrong.

22. Whose parents do you see the most?

Much to my mother’s chagrin, his.

23. Who kissed who first?

Dude, we were teenagers. When were we not kissing.

24. Who asked who out?

It was one of those my boyfriend dumped me and his girlfriend dumped him rebound kinda things that turned into an 11 year marriage.

25. Who proposed?

He did. At his parent’s house. And he took his mom with him to buy the ring.

26. Who is more sensitive?

That would be him. Big softie.

27. Who has more friends?

Oddly, me.

28. Who has more siblings?

Depends on your definition of siblings. Technically me. I have 2 sisters and 2 brothers. He has 2 sisters, but mine are all step and half.

29. Who wears the pants in the family?

Personally I like to wear a skirt.

16 Comment

  1. Happy Birthday Derek!!

  2. Happy Birthday!

  3. Happy Birthday to Derek … and thanks for loaning Elle out for a bit! 😉

  4. Carrie says: Reply

    Happy Birthday Derek.

    Elle, I swear we were seperated at birth. I dated my husband in High School and we are coming up on 12 years in January. He does the laundry though; you turn everything pink one time….

  5. Oh my God! Thirty Three? Happy Birthday Derek! Next week Ace and I will take the three of you to dinner. My computer is my date book and birthday alarm totally let me down. Crap! They’re normally the biggest pest…3 reminders…but oh nooooo. My son in law was a big oops on their part making my part of mommy in law look reeeeeeal bad! Now I’m wallowing in guilt and nobody’s home some I can lift my head. Waaaaaaaaaaaaa… Happy Birthday again….from both of us. See you next week? Love you guys! I’ll call tomorrow to confirm!

  6. Happy birthday, D!

  7. Lauri says: Reply

    Happy Birthday

  8. Happy Birthday to D! You guys are a great couple! I love your list.

    I was wondering if there will be any sort of card with the chocolates. If so, ours are From Pineapple to her cousin Sierra (who is her age- but of course her mom- my sister will eat them all- but anyway). Thanks!

  9. Jan Bartel says: Reply

    Happy Belated Birthday to you Derek!!! You two make an awesome couple and I am so glad that you have each other and now little Oleg too.

    And now a short “song”

    It makes me think of the good ole days!
    Happy Birthday to you.
    You sure grew out of your baby ways!
    Happy Birthday to you.
    33rd birthday, we wish you many more,
    health and wealth and friends by the score!
    Cut the cake and let’s eat some more!
    Happy Birthday to you!!

    Hugs from Aunt Jan & Uncle Tom

  10. Jenny2 says: Reply

    Happy Birthday to the Man that makes Elle Happy!

  11. Ree says: Reply

    Happy Birthday Derek. {{Raising my glass in a toast to you, too}}

  12. Ani says: Reply

    Happy birthday!

  13. I hope you have a wonderful birthday! Has it really been 11 years for you two?? Yikes! Time flies when you’re having fun!!

  14. Don’t you have another blog to post? It’s almost 9 …

  15. It’s after 10 …

    Oh yeah, maybe I should pay attention to my own blogging. 😉

  16. Aww thats nice. I may have to steal this…..

    Happy bday to your hubby!

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