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.

Posted in Uncategorized on 09/26/2007 02:54 am


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

  2. Christine d'Abo

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. Catherine Avril Morris

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

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

  6. Travis Erwin

    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.

  7. liz fenwick

    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 :-)

  8. 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. 😀

  9. Alyssa Goodnight

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

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