Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I think too much when I drink wine and watch romantic comedies. Oh...and I love my husband too.

Saturday night (after my "College Night" trip to Kroger) my husband and I sat on the couch, drank copious amounts of wine, and watched the movie Date Night together. My parents had the boys for the night so we felt all wild and crazy. We enjoyed the movie and laughed really loud (since there was no baby sleeping in the other room) and I might have snorted some wine out of my nose once or twice. The characters are very easy to relate to as they are "a boring couple from New Jersey" and well, I guess that we could be considered a "boring couple in Georgia" in some circles.

Another couple in the movie had decided to get a divorce because they felt like roommates instead of lovers. This got me the same way that the movie "He's Just not that Into You" made me wonder if my husband was just not that into me even though he makes it abundantly clear that his is totally into me. There is no logic in these types of thoughts, they are strictly prompted by romance comedies gone awry in my brain. After the movie was over and we were good and snockered, we attempted to have a drunken pseudo-intellectual conversation about marriage and parenting. Here is how our conversation went;

:" I mean, just because we are busy being parents doesn't mean that we're boring, right? I'm not boring am I?"

(taking a swig of wine) "You are cool as hell!"

:" Well, I think that you're cool as hell too. I mean, just because we spend most of our evenings tending to the kids and then by the time they are in bed we only have like one hour together before we go to bed, that doesn't make us lame."

(taking another sip of wine) "Naw, we're cool. "

"You don't feel like we've turned into roommates that just take care of the kids, do you?"

: (raising my glass up to my lips to make me have a sip of my wine) "No way, wanna make out?"

Brief intermission...
(cue "bow chicka wow wow" music)

: "See, we're wild and crazy!"

Roger: " Who gives a crap about if we're cool or not? We love each other, we love our kids, we have our sh*t together. So, I don't see a problem there."

Me: "You're right, who gives a crap? I'm cool, I'm damn cool...screw Tina Fay."

Roger: "It's not like we aren't spending as much time together because we don't love each other, we have kids, what do people expect?"

Me:"So you don't want to divorce me because we don't get to hang out all the time and eat fancy meals and get all drunk like we used to?"

Roger: "You are forever banned from watching movies about boring couples who get divorced."

I can live with that!


R Montalban said...

Ha, ha, ha - and love the "bow chicka bow bow" intermission!

Unknown said...

lmbo bow shicka wow wow had me cracking up.. Yeah I do the same thing then I think of Bill Engvall talking about those comedies being unrealistic. Imagine your spouse rolling off the bed with you in the midst of bow chicka wow wow.. you gonna keep on keeping on talking about how sexy it was or are you gonna cry"for the love of God get OFF of me I can't breathe and I think you just broke a rib and my back went out.. Help me up help me up.."

Rita Templeton said...

I always do that - take situations from movies and song lyrics and whatnot and apply them (needlessly) to my life ... and then worry that my husband is doing the same.

Anyway, being exciting is overrated. :)

Christy said...

hahahaha, this story sounds like us sometimes :-)

Tracie Nall said...

This story sounds like conversations that my husband initiates after watching romantic comedies.

No need to comment on that. lol

I think as long as you are having Bow Chicka Wow Wow moments you are not living like roomates. At least not any roomate I ever had! lol

LisaDay said...

I am still visualizing wine coming out your noise. Ouch.


MommyLovesStilettos said...

LMAO! You guys are too cute :)

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Caroline said...

Leigh, you're a good writer. This little story played out like a Tina Fey skit!
I've been wanting to see this movie because I adore Tina Fey and think anything she does is brilliant. Maybe we'll have to rent it this weekend and watch it after the kids go to bed.
Glad y'all had fun and just for the record, I've always though your were cool! :)

Caroline said...

oops typo--I meant, **I've always thought you were cool!**

Katherine said...

Now that's love.

It's funny. Pretty much the only time I get insecure about my relationship is after watching movies. Maybe I need to start.

Here Forward said...

The whole being cool topic cracks me up...because we have the same conversations. We always wonder if cool people talk about being cool...or does that ruin your coolness? Ha ha! Cool blog by the way. I"m going to try and post on your happiness project next week.

Mrs. J said...

OH MY! I LOVE THIS! This could have been a scene in our house! Thanks for sharing...and for the laugh, and for the reality isn't a romantic comedy!

Off to buy a bottle or two of wine! :)

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BananaSaurusRex said...

Okay, that's the best thing I've read all week.