Is this normal?

is this normalMy husband and I laugh – a lot.  I have to wonder if this is normal married behavior.

(if it’s not, then i don’t want to be normal.  i like it this way.)

A few weeks back, hubby sent me a text asking me to do something for him at the house.  Way back in the early days of our married life, he would actually call and talk to me with this kind of stuff.  Now, he just texts me.

(unless i don’t answer the text. then he calls me to ask why i didn’t see his text message.  don’t you love that?  he also sends me a text to tell me to answer the phone if i miss his call.  love that man.)

He needed to burn a disk of data at work for some reason or another, and rather than go through the effort of all the paperwork involved in getting one from work, he knew we had a bunch at the house that weren’t being used.

(no piracy or data theft was involved.  honest.  we don’t do that.  he was backing up his email or something exciting like that.)

is this normalHubby:  Do you know what size DVD’s we have upstairs?

Me:  insert smart [aleck] reponse here

(remember, i said i won’t cuss on my blog.  texting is a different story.)

Me: No.  I’ll look when I’m done dying.

(i had a stomach bug.  i was NOT feeling fabulous.  when my youngest son doesn’t feel good, he rolls around and yells “i’m dying” at the top of his lungs.  now the whole family does it.  hubby knew i was sick because i’d sent him several detailed complaints about it already that morning.)

Me:  Did you know we’re out of toilet paper upstairs.

Hubby:  You mean once you’re resurrected?

Hubby: No, I’m married to you so I don’t think about TP.

(he knows i’m obsessed with stockpiling TP.  i buy it in the giant 48 count packages.  when i break open the last 48 pack i start getting anxious about being “dangerously low” on TP.  we were on our last 4 pack of  the stuff.  eek.)

Hubby:  Just answer my question.

So I did.

I sent him a photo answer.

me being a smart aleck

Me: Looks to me that they’re about 5 inches across. They’re pretty thin, hard to say exactly but I think they’re about 1/16th of an inch thick.

Hubby.  …

(it was one of those moments where i could see he was typing and deleting.  the little dots would appear and then disappear and the appear again.  it was the texting equivalent of stunned silence.)

In full disclosure, I worked in high tech for years.  I lead a project that delivered one of the first DVDs in a consumer PC years ago.  So I actually knew what he wanted.  My way was more fun.

I sent him the answer he wanted.  It was a boring one with numbers in it.

My hubby must not have been too amused.  He proceeded to show his coworkers my photo.

(several of those guys used to be MY coworkers.  way back when i got a paycheck and was obsessed with technology.)

When my husband told me that he and his coworkers got a good chuckle at my antics, I retaliated the only way I knew how to.

I took screen shots of the conversation so I could blog the whole thing.

Is this normal?

Do normal married people act this way?

On the other hand, why do I care.  It works for us.  I’d rather laugh and joke with him than fight with him.

 How do you keep laughter in your marriage?

[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’][/author_image] [author_info]Houston Mom Blogger Susan Baker has a passion for encouraging weary worn out mothers to find joy in everyday motherhood. She has two elementary school boys, one engineering husband, and one cat. She has a strange fascination  for eggs, socks, and books.  She spends far too much time on Social Media and at Target. She is crazy in love with her family.  She serves an amazing God.   She lives an ordinary life filled with wonder. [/author_info] [/author]

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I have a passion for encouraging weary worn out mothers to find joy in everyday motherhood and peace in unlikely places. I have two elementary school boys, one nerdy husband, and two cats. I have a strange fascination for bad puns, the color pink, socks, and books. I worry about running out of toilet paper, wine, and chocolate.. I serve an amazing God. I live an ordinary life filled with wonder.
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  1. {Melinda} Oh my … Kathy and I were laughing out loud. No, it’s not normal. But we’re not normal either because we have this insane text conversations with our husbands, too. And with each other. So funny. I believe you may have inspired our blog post for tomorrow. 🙂
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    • OOOOOOHHHH. SQUEEEE!!!! I’ve never been the inspiration for a blog post before. 🙂
      At least, not that I know about.

      I don’t think I want a “normal” marriage if it doesn’t include laughter. I like it the way it is.

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