A full moon

My husband and I are heading upstairs to retire for the evening. (It sounds so much more official that way.) I’m slowly trudging up the stairs behind him.

I look up to see a quarter moon staring at me on my journey up the stairs. I’m suddenly gripped with a childish urge and I reach forward with lightening speed and pull down until I see a full moon.

I hear a “What the…?” escape my husband’s mouth as he stumbles and trips up the final two stairs to the landing. He turns to look at me. The expression of total befuddlement on his face is priceless.

The giggle that had started turns into a full-blown, gut wrenching laugh. I double over with laughter, tears streaming down my face. My husband starts to giggle too, but shushes me so we don’t wake the children. Then, the question comes.

“What in the world possessed you to do that?”

Between fits of laughter I manage an “I don’t know.”

Tears still streaming down my face as I attempt to silence my laughter, I look up at my still befuddled husband and say, “If your wife of 13 years can’t pants you, who can?”

“Hopefully nobody,” says my poor husband as he stands up and attempts to regain his dignity.

He ushers me into our bedroom and closes the door as it has become obvious that my laughter will not be contained. Each time I look at his face, the giggles come again. After five minutes of attempts to stifle my laughter, I eventually regain my composure.

I sit down on the bed with a huge sigh and say, “Thanks honey. That was really funny.”

He sits on the bed, looking at me sideways and replies, “Glad I could be of service.”

If you can’t torment your spouse on occasion, what good is marriage?


This post was part of Mama Kat’s writing workshop. The prompt was, “Describe the last thing that made you laugh really hard.”

P.S. This actually happened several months ago, but was too funny not to write about. I don’t write about my husband very often, but he is a wonderful man with a great sense of humor. However, if you know him personally and tease him about this, I may be banished from writing about him in the future. Just sayin’.

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  1. That is funny! You wild woman, you!

    Stopping by from writer’s workshop. Here’s ours: http://zemeks.blogspot.com/2011/02/gloomy-gray-skies-writers-workshop.html
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  2. Haaa!! That is awesome. I think you’ve inspired me. I guess I’ve just never thought of pantsing my husband. Ahhh…a new goal in life!
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  3. HA! That’s HI-larious! I just had one of those fits the other night when I woke myself up b/c I smacked my husband in the face. Last night he like, “Dude, what was up with that?” I too just could not be contained. Ahh… aren’t husbands fun! 😉
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  4. I would LOVE to pants my husband. It would be hilarious…and he so deserves it :p

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  5. That was so funny!! And I totally agree with you! I’ll pants my hubby and smack his ass. Or if i’m bent over picking something up off the floor he’ll just come up and crack me. It’s pretty bad, but it makes us laugh and I think that’s the best of of a good marriage!

  6. It’s the little things like making your gut hurt from laughing that make a marriage stronger in my opinion. Cute story!
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  7. Ha! Thanks for bringing laughter to my day! Love it 🙂

  8. What a total hoot! That sounds like something that I would do–no wonder my husband wears a belt!

  9. I love it!! I often get random urges to be a total pain in the you know what!! but my husband loves it! wink wink….it’s what made him fall in love with me!
    Julie´s last blog post ..Got Cute

  10. I love to catch my husband off guard and pants him. Glad I’m not the only one!

  11. Terrific! Part of the fun of marriage is having someone to torment! This was great!
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  12. what a sweet way to get in some laughs!!!

  13. Oh, a girl after my own heart! This is my first time here and I’m so glad I stopped by.

    I think that being able to do things like this are one of my very favorite things about being married!

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