We're mixing it up this month for Marriage Monday, getting in a word from our husbands! Big thanks to Kevin for being a good sport and playing nice. I must not have picked very good questions, because his answers seemed pretty boring and he's hardly a boring guy. So for your reading pleasure (or to further beat a dead horse), I've included our bantering as I reacted to his answers.
What pops into your mind when you hear the word Christmas?
Kevin: Family, church and busy. What about you?
Me: Stress. . .which brings guilt (sigh).
What is your favorite Christmas activity or tradition?
Kevin: I like our birthday party for Jesus.
Me: We haven't done that in years.
Kevin: No, we did it last year.
Me: You mean when we open up a game with the kids?
Kevin: Yeah, but we had cake or something too, didn't we?
Me: No. There was no cake. We haven't done it lately. What else?
Kevin: Are you sure?
Me: Pick something else.
Kevin: Okay, well. . .I like Christmas morning when we open gifts with the kids and take down stockings, and the Christmas Eve church service--at that point all the stress is over and you can just enjoy it.
Me: Okay, I can take that answer.
What is your fondest Christmas memory?
Kevin: I liked our first few Christmases together when we had time to make our own ornaments. That was fun.
Me: (saying nothing, but cherishing a memory of one of those years when after completing our decorations, we shared a passionate evening in front of the lit Christmas tree and slept there all night by its glow. . .aaaah, so peaceful and soothing and perfectly wonderful)
What was your favorite gift?
Kevin: I got a cool erector set one year. What would you say?
Me: In fourth grade I got the globe I really wanted. I'm such a nerd. I also remember a Little People Play House (that was back when the little people were really little, not chunky) and a basket for my bike and a Barbie camper.
What do you enjoy about the Christmas season?
Kevin: Spending time with family and hanging out more with our kids.
Me: (No comment. Good answer. Ditto.)
How do you and I look at Christmas differently?
Kevin: (slipping into defensive-this-is-too-many-questions-at-bedtime mode) I don't know. Do we think of it differently?
Me: I'm asking you.
Kevin: I don't think it stresses me out as much as you.
Describe your ideal Christmas.
Kevin: Last Christmas was great, staying at home in our jammies all day, laying around, eating, watching movies, playing games, never leaving the house.
Me: I'd say the same thing. That was awesome, even if the kids did make fun of me playing Dance Dance Revolution.
And there you have it, everything you did and didn't care to know about the Boesigers. Thank you, honey, for patiently answering my questions when all you wanted to do was sleep. I encourage the rest of you to
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