In keeping with the theme of the previous post, here are a few more relationship funnies. These are more anecdotal pieces of advice dressed with some humor.
Experience painfully tells us not to try new dishes on guests without first trying them on just us. I am sorry it didn’t turn out as planned…
When my parents first visited after my wife and I married, my wife baked a pie that smelled wonderfully while cooking. After cooking about ten minutes, my wife realized in horror she put too much flour in. The pie had spilled all over the stove and we were scraping it off to throw it away. My mother walks in and says “Someone has been baking!”
Make sure old furniture holds together when guests are over. An old dining room chair (from my parent’s first set) crumbled under a male guest when he sat down for dinner. Oops.
Wooden outside benches can deteriorate, too. My wife and I sat down in a backyard nook joining our son. We sat on a second bench together and our son watched us collapse like a house of cards.
With kids at home or on vacation, make sure the master bedroom door has a working lock for privacy and use it while dressing or doing other things couples do. You will have to trust me on this.
Again, please feel free to share your stories, keeping it PG rated.