Monday, March 8, 2010

reason #492 why i love my wife

My wife has P.M.S. It's ok though. All women have to deal with it. As a result, men do too (because we love our women so much). Anyone who knows me, knows that I love my freakin' amazing wife more than anything, even when this beast comes to call. I was raised in a household of 5 boys, no girls. Including my father, in the count we outnumbered my mother 6 to 1. Needless to say if the beast was around then... I never even knew it existed. I consider myself a rather "middle of the road" kind of guy and one thing I love about Britt is that she deals a bit more in the extremes. Between the both of us we cover the whole spectrum. Well, Britt's affinity for the extremes hold no bounds during that time of the month. One minute she's trying to blow my house down and the next she can't keep her little hands off me! I can't help but love her even when the Britt I get is the first of the two. Last night was one such night.

It was approaching midnight and Britt started getting her typical late night hunger pangs (nothing new there). But, this was a little different. ...a little more picky and a lot more whiney. Rice-a-roni. She ached for it. It went something like this:

Britt: "I. am. starving."
Grant: "Go eat something."
5 minutes later...
Britt: "Uhhh I'm freakin' hungry."
Grant: "Eat something already."
3 minutes later...
Britt "I am so hungry."
Grant: "Do you want me to make you something? What do you want?"
Britt: "Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh I don't know... Nothing sounds good!"
Grant: "We have plenty of food."
Britt: "Nothing sounds good."
Grant: "Ok..."
Britt: (makes really annoyed sigh)
1.5 minutes later...
Britt: "Rice-a-roni sounds good."
Grant: (sigh)
Britt: "All I want is Rice-a-roni, nothing else sounds good."
Grant: "Well then make it."
Britt: "It takes forever!"
Britt: (sigh)
2 minutes later...
Britt: (sigh)
10 seconds later...
Britt: "I really want Rice-a-roni"
Grant: "You want me to make it for you?"
Britt: "No... It will take too long. I really want it though."
Grant: "You sure??"
Britt: "Yeah, I'm fine."
5 minutes later...
Had enough Grant: "Ok then..."

Wanting to prove to her we had all the carbs she could want, I preceded to the kitchen. I dumped the contents of a laundry basket out all over the floor and grabbed anything carbohydrate and filled the basket to overflowing. Trisket crackers, Saltine crackers, bread, bagels, pitas, tortillas, chips and ramen noodles walked into the living room with me. Britt all snuggled up on the couch couldn't be more puzzled at the sight. I walked straight over to her and dumped the entire basket on top of her. We both laughed uncontrollably. In the end I think she only ended up eating 2 Pringles.

It is times like last night that I realize how lucky I am that I married my best friend.

18 sweet thoughts:

Chloé said...

hahahaha! oh man.. i loved this post!! loved it so much.. you guys are awesome. seriously i love it! Britt? i know exactly how you feel!! and Grant? way to be a good husband! you guys are my favorite!!

trudy...{and jamo} said...

ha ha!!!!!!!!!!! grant is so smart to catch on to the "beast". what a great hubby!
my favorite part: ..he loves you..."even when this beast comes to call"
LOVE IT! ha ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Michael & Mindy said...

Oh my heck. Cutest thing ever.

lehi + sasha said...

man... the things that we put our husbands through. good thing we both have amazing husbands.

Jess and Matt said...

hahaha, this made my day. I LOVE IT. I can just picture the basket being dumped on Britt. I can't even picture the "beast" though. Seriously, I just think of you as the sweetest person ever, but I know how you feel and I know the beast can emerge sometimes ;) Grant, you're so freakin' awesome.

Ms. Green Eyes said...

lol. this is too funny. you two are adorable together.

lehi + sasha said...

you totally bought that romper with the gift card, huh!? jealoussss!!

and NO, you cannot step foot in my disgusting closet. it looks like post katrina. no joke. but you will be so proud of me. i now have one whole closet that's just for my clothes. i downsized. arent you so proud? i've been de-cluttering like a maniac this past week. it feels oh, so good.

but once i get the whole place cleaned up, i'm gonna have to show you. AND when i said "shopping crazy" it's not what you think. i wish i went shopping crazy just buying clothes. noooo. i've been stocking up on supplies. ha. exciting, i know. and i bought few more accessories for my camera. and you know those can get pretty expensive.

but YES, this week. text me when. i'm leaving out of town this friday, so before that will be great!

Alix said...

haha this is funny! I do this too... shoot. haha

the hopkins said...

This story is SO FUNNY, hahaha. And I can picture it PERFECTLY in my head :) I love what Grant did.
K so I've kinda taken a break from blogging, but I have been thinking about you and wanting to leave you a comment. Your cruise looked like SO. MUCH. FUN. It makes me anxious for may to come! The weather and scenery looks just beautiful, and so do all of your pictures. I WANT your camera, please :) And your swimming suits are so cute Britt! Can I ask where you got them? I need a new swimming suit for this summer and I'm having a hard time finding one I like!?! You looked so pretty on the formal night, I love your black dress. I'm glad you guys enjoyed it and had a fun time.
Thanks for your cute sweet comment! I'm glad you like the necklaces, I love them so much more than what they were before! We should seriously plan a little craft for next time I come down... I think it would be so fun :) .. and then you can suck Cohen's cheeks of, hahaha. Anyway, I love that you commented about miracle, you have a good memory too ha. Love you Britt!

meng said...

cute story! We had so much fun hanging out with you guys. We should keep in touch better.

{Layla} said...

hey miss britt. Your hubby is one funny guy.
Ok, what lens do you use to take most of your pictures? Like the caribbean cruise pictures? Is it that photo lens you got for christmas or a different lens? Can you tell me the mm on the lens--well the full name of the lens (like what is on the box) would be MOST helpful. I am looking for an all around lens and I do not love the 2 that I have right now. I realy want a good photo lens because that is all I am really interested in photographing along with the occasional sunset or something pretty. I am going to Hawaii in a week and I really wanted to get a new lens before then so your help would be much appreciated! Thanks pretty lady! =)

angela hardison said...

hilarious! pretty sure similar scenarios happen in our house every month.

brittany, thanks for that sweet comment and the compliments. i get easily overwhelmed with how talented/beautiful other people are so it's nice to hear when someone thinks that of me. i'm flattered. and... you are equally as talented if not more! your flowers are so darling.

emily+brett said...

i crack up every time grant posts! he reminds me so much of brett. and you remind me of well me. i have to show this to brett, he. will. die!

Patricia Snook said...

Hello! Oh I've falen in love with this post. You guys are so lucky to have each other.

Wow, and the rest of your blog is utterly beautiful, you've just got a new follower :)

Have a fab week, I'll certainly be back xoox

Lauren said...

haha! i love that grant filled an entire laundry basket with carbs. awesome. what a good hubs, and how great it really is to be married to your best friend.

{Layla} said...

yes, yes you did, I completely forgot! SO sorry! Thank you so much my dear! I want that lens so won't happen before Hawaii but hopefully before the summer. Your pictures inspire me to keep up with my photography.

Kera said...

i kinda forgot to tell you that i love this post. and your husband. freaking hilarious.

Naomi Alice said...

this is adorable. Can't wait to have my husband read it tonight to show him we are not the only one .. thank goodnesssssss :) hahahha!

love your blog!