Paging my wife

The iitems that are completely made up and no one saw coming are my favorite. When the guy hears it they think “you want me to do what?” And when the girl experiences it she thinks “wait, he just did what?” This one fits that perfectly.

A week ago we shared an iitem that encouraged guys to talk a store clerk at a big store (think Home Depot, Ikea or the grocery store) into letting them make an announcement over the loudspeakers. This announcement was to be a profession of their love for their wife.

I gave it a go. And it was awesome.

We’d been at Harris Teeter (grocery store) for 10 minutes. I was on a hunt for crushed tomatoes. When it looked as if my wife was a couple of rows away I quickly made my way up to the Customer Service desk.

Nicole, the lady at Customer Service, knew I was up to no good. She almost jokingly asked how she could help me. I asked if she could make an announcement over the speakers for me. At first she seemed willing. She asked what it was for. I said I’d like to say “Amy, Corey loves you very much”. She laughed and said they can’t make that kind of announcement.

I’m not easily dissuaded so I told her it was our anniversary. That must have won her over. She clicked on her headset and rang her manager Steve. “Steve, there’s a guy here who wants to make an announcement for his anniversary, can we make an exception?” I don’t know what Steve said but it was surprisingly positive.

She asked what I’d like to say. I said just say “Amy, Corey loves you very much.” Well Nicole wasn’t going to let the Anniversary detail escape the big announcement. She shocked me by asking what anniversary it was. “It’s our second” I replied with zero hesitation.

So Nicole pulls over the telescopic mike, tests the speakers are on, and calls the attention of the whole store: “attention ladies and gentlemen, a special announcement for a special lady on their big day. Amy, Corey loves you very much. Happy Second Anniversary.”

I thanked her and ran away, hardly able to contain my laughter. As I passed the checkout clerks I saw Amy pop her head out from the rows, as red as the tomatoes I’d been searching for.

Although embarrassed for a moment, she totally loved it. She said it was like the Kiss Cam at a sporting event but without actually being singled out in front of everyone. No one had any idea we were Amy and Corey.

I highly recommend this one. This is actual footage of my reaction after I saw Amy's face. 


She's such a badass

My wife is awesome. She’s really good at her job. She’s a great cook. She is way smarter than me. She’s good with money. Then there’s all of the other little stuff. Like she makes me smile when she’s napping. That she still knows how to turn me on. And that watching her play with our dog makes me really excited to have kids. 

I think about this stuff all the time. But you know who knows what I’m thinking? Me. Just me. 

You know who would really like to know these thoughts? My wife. 

Don't be this guy

Don't be this guy

She’d love to hear all of them. There’s nothing better than positive affirmations. Knowing that what you’re doing pleases your spouse is great for two reasons. If she knows that she makes you happy, she’ll do more of it. And it makes people feel good to know they are doing a good job. 

So next time you think to yourself “man, I sure am lucky that [your wife’s name] is good at cooking, taking care of the kids, taxes, putting my clothes away, or taking pictures” tell her. She’ll be happy to hear that you think that and she’ll be happy to do more of it if you really appreciate it. 

Here goes nothing

Welcome gents. Or dudes. Or fellas.  I'm still not sure what I want to call you yet.

And I'm still not sure what this space is going to be yet.

I'm not sure what my voice will be or what you're going to think or if anyone will even read this.

There's a chance this could happen.

There's a chance this could happen.

But, here's what I do know.

I know that being married is awesome.

I know that waking up next to my best friend is the best way to start the day.

I know that when I get a text I still hope that it’s from her.

I know that time slows down between the time she leaves work and when she gets home.

And I know that when we kiss I still get butterflies.

Here’s what else I know. I know that it’s not always that rosy.

I know that it takes work. Sometimes it takes planning. Sometimes it takes risks.

And so maybe this is what I know.

I know that marriage works better when I work at it. There’s stuff I can do to make the bad days better and the good days great.

And this stuff doesn’t have to be huge. A little goes a long way. In fact, you’ll be shocked by how little it takes to make a difference.

And that’s what I want to help with.

The iitem is for guys who want the most out of their marriages.  If you aren’t a part of the community yet, sign up here.  You’ll start receiving a couple easy ideas each week for how to make your marriage more fun.  

Check in here to hear the stories. We’ll write about what works and what doesn’t work.

Hopefully this is funny. Or inspiring. Or useful. Or if we’re lucky, maybe it’s all 3.