Tuesday, September 25, 2007

A Freaky Trade-off

My husband and I have always shared the same sense of humor--the pair of us laugh like fiends when no one else even gets what's got us going. But lately he hasn't been laughing--at much of anything I say. So I called him on it. And what he said is very, very disturbing.

He said he thought my sense of humor has suffered a little since my 'athletic prowess' has emerged. *KEY POINT*: I have no athletic prowess--never have. Back on the Fourth of July weekend I managed to throw a bunch of perfectly spiraled footballs a good distance (I was impressed with that myself), and I caught the vast majority of frisbees that came my way, but other than that, nothing. I don't slide, dive, tackle, or anything of the sort. My motto is, 'If it comes within my personal space, I'll either grab it or whack it away.' Hardly the stuff of legends.

So now I don't know what to think. Apparently I've lost my sense of humor, right along with the athletic prowess I never had. Or else he has. And neither is a comforting thought.

9 comments:

Rebecca said...

hee - oh no - I hope you find it...perhaps your senses of humour are having a moments incompatability!

Christine d'Abo said...

You two will come back in sync again. My husband and I do that on occasion with the types of shows we like. We don't try and force it anymore. He watches the shows he likes and I write.

You will laugh together again. But maybe you should talk about your concerns with him first.

Stephanie said...

I find it strange that he somehow tied your athletic prowess (or lack thereof?) to your sense of humour. I don't think I'd draw any correlation b/t the two...no matter which friend I was speaking to!

I'll go with the sync thing...I guess your humour cycles are off but I bet they'll be back on shortly.

Catherine Avril Morris said...

Ya know, men go through their Times of the Month, too...sometimes they last longer than a month. I'm just saying. :)

Barrie said...

Maybe you need a date night that includes a decent funny movie? Men can be weird. Marriage can be weird. Hang in there. :)

Travis Erwin said...

This is guy talk code meaning he wants you to dress up in a cheerleader outfit and urge him to victory.

Okay probably not, but I'm sure there is a perfectly logical reason. We men don't just say any ol crazy thing that pops into our head ya know.

liz fenwick said...

I have no idea what to say to this....dropped by to say i've tagged you for a reading meme if you feel like it :-)

Vicki said...

I'm going with the date night thing. Only if you can make it an all nighter. Have someone watch the kids and surprise him with a fun night he'll not forget for a long time. :D

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Thanks for your insights, Travis. My husband would probably agree with your interpretation. :)