no suggestions wanted.

One of my coping mechanisms when Aaron is out of town for a long time is eating.  I know, not the best thing to do when your husband’s gone for 2 weeks, but it gets me through sometimes.  I’m what you would call an emotional eater.  When I’m happy, I love to celebrate with eating.  When I’m sad, I love a big plate of greasy nachos.  When the kids are driving me nuts, Sonic makes me happy again!

Before I came to the beach this week I was at home without Aaron for two weeks.  After about 3 days I found myself eating the 4th meal every night after the kids were in bed.  Sometimes it was more like a snack of edamame, or other times it was a whole serving of whatever was for dinner.  Most nights it was chips and salsa.  I LOVE chips and salsa and truth be told, as I type this I’m eating some right now!  I would sit on the couch, watch a weeks worth of “hot topics” from The View and enjoy my “snack”.

Over the weekend I found myself wondering if over the two weeks I had been alone if all my late night snacking had effected me and my body weight.  I have basically been the same weight for years.  It doesn’t all go in the same places that it started, but for the most part the number has been the same.

When I met up with Aaron on Sunday I was explaining to him how I was wondering if I had gained any weight and my body felt a little different.  I told him it was probably the birth control that I just started, because I hear it can make you gain a little bit of weight.  (I just got on BC and haven’t been on it for about 5.5 years, b/c i hate it and don’t want extra stuff in my body …. but we DO NOT want any surprises between now and the time Amos and Story come home!!!)  He looked at me with all sincerity and said “it’s probably  not the birth control, but more likely the chips and salsa that you eat every day.”


Did I hear him right?

Did I tell him I think I’ve gained a few pounds and then he offered a suggestion as to why?

Oh no he didn’t!

Note to self men …. we don’t want suggestions.  We want one of these answers, “i haven’t noticed anything, you look great” or …. well I actually can’t think of anything else that we would want.  I wasn’t really asking for his opinion or his advice!


10 responses to “no suggestions wanted.

  1. hahaha! this is hilarious. i totally understand where you are coming from on this one!!! 🙂

  2. Everyone in blogland just gasped dramatically.

  3. I know … can we believe that he said that?

    Aaron and I have laughed about this so much since then … reminds me of the time I asked him to take the kids to the grocery store, and he looked at me and said “both of them? how will i do that?” I nearly fell out of my chair. I guess he thought i never left the house with BOTH of them. we have laughed so much about that one too over the last two years.

    i love how we laugh these things off!!!

    just so you all know, my hubby doesn’t think i’m fat and tells me he thinks i’m hot all the time … that’s why this is even more funny and easy to laugh off.

    the things that men say!

  4. ooooh aaron. he knows better than that!

  5. Aaron. Troy is shaking his head in disgust. Learn man, learn!!!!!!! You must be teachable. Troy is available when you’re ready.

    Tara- “Honey, I think I still have five pounds of Lydia baby weight left to lose – can you tell?”


    And this is how you too can stay alive.


  6. hahahahahaha…this is awesome

  7. dear,
    i NEVER said that you were anything different than the day we GOT MARRIED. i ALWAYS talk about how hot you are, how great your body looks, how fantastic your legs are, and hoe you should show me more cleavage. (since you’re calling me out, i guess i’ll just be honest here).
    if i remember correctly (and i do), i said, “i’m sure its just the extra chips you’ve eaten this week. all that salt makes you feel bloated. but gosh, you look fantastic.”
    pretty sure that’s how it went down.
    sincerely, your husband.

  8. men say the darndest things 😉 lol

  9. This might go down as one of my favorite conversations EVER!

    I have been known to explain to Jesse BEFORE the conversation starts exactly what I expect from him…example:

    Tamara; this is where you are going to tell me how hot I am and how my weight is definitely coming off.

    Jesse: oh, ok…

  10. This is all hilarious! Especially the comments!

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