Men have got to be from Mars, there’s really no other sane explanation for some of their behavior-isms. 😉
This blog is about the husband or boyfriend for those that can relate.
I’m beginning to think this theory is so accurate because I’m starting to question some of my husband’s ideas and concepts! ;)- Well, not just some let’s say but a lot, particularly for this week.
Have you ever asked your husband a question or him say something and your like ”Okkkkaaaayyyy” not like O.K., the ”Okkkaaayyy” like he’s crazy and you just don’t get it or him. Lol. I can’t be the only one, I just can’t.
It’s that whole men are from Mars women are from Venus philosophy. It’s pretty accurate if you think about it. We think and act so differently that it puts us mentally on two whole different planets. You know I’m laughing as I type this but I’m going crazy over here these past few days because my husbands from Mars and I’m over here in Jupiter thinking “Okkkkkayyy.”
Why? Why am I choosing to blog about this now and confuse you all just as much as I am, it’s because it’s my husband’s birthday this week and he wants: Nothing!
Like Nothing. Not the kind of nothing like he has everything he needs so he doesn’t want anything. Or the kind of nothing as in what do you get the guy who has everything, kind of nothing, nope. Just Nothing.
It gets worse, ask him what he wants to do this weekend for his birthday: “Nothing”. He will tell everyone that he just wants to be left alone. Not the alone like he doesn’t want the kids or I around, the alone like he doesn’t want ANY attention for his birthday. Now he says this every year, and I’m never a good listener to his Martian voice because I only speak Venus language, so in my language that translates “party it is!” ;)-
Men, so simple, not wanting or having anyone go out of their way, while women being totally different! His birthday he wants nothing, me I can give you a shopping list while you plan the marching band and parade to come through at the biggest birthday party ever, please! Yup! That’s what I want. Venus- Style!
This “Nothing” and “Left Alone” stuff really makes it stressful actually. Not just because I’m a planner, but the kids want to know what we’re doing for daddy’s birthday, our friends and family want to know what to get him and where to be, and everyone wants to know what we’re doing and I don’t know what to tell them. I can’t tell them where to be and when or to come or not come. I just don’t know.
I’ve been running around like a maniac for two days trying to figure out what to get him, you know the Martian that wants Nothing. I’d normally just buy him what I think he wants and or needs or would like, but this year I really think he truly wants nothing because he’s always so stressed out. He also doesn’t want me to stress about stressing to get him things and he doesn’t want the stress of buying things when work is so stressful too, I get it. It’s like a dog chasing his tail though.
What he doesn’t understand though because he’s from Mars, is that sometimes your birthday is not just about you. It’s about the people that love you most and what they want FOR YOU. Not to give you, but what they wish FOR YOU.
My boys and I wish we could give him things that you can’t buy at the dozen stores I’ve been too this week. The things we couldn’t possibly give him like a little less stress and responsibility, more time with the kids and I, more sleep, more financial security, less worry about tomorrow, I don’t know, so much. It just breaks my heart because as much as I want to bring in the marching band for him, this year I think the nothing and going with the flow will have to do. It breaks my heart because he’s our number one. The one we all love the most and the one everyone wants to be around to celebrate HIM because of the crazy Martian he is. ?
Is anyone else’s husbands like this about their birthdays? Please say yes because I’m having a very hard time understanding the martian in him on this one. What would you do give him his Martian way, or bring the party and *all the millions of things I bought from every store because I couldn’t figure out what “nothing” was! 😉
*Just put this little last sentence in here in case he’s reading this! lol! No babe, I didn’t buy millions of things because your Martian self would freak out if I did. Just teasing! Just checking your heart rate! ;)-
Do you often think to your hubby and or boyfriends answers and actions like “Okkkkaaay” because you just don’t get it. If you do, know that you are not alone you have a whole PLANET of us to tell them they’ve got to be crazy. Martian Crazy. Would you give your man nothing or would try and compromise the nothing just a little so you could celebrate HIM?
I hope you’ve had a lot less stressful week so far about “Nothing” than I have! 😉
Happy Thursday Mom Queens!