Today is the first Marriage Monday of the new year and I am happy to be a participant once again. Apparently, our lovely hostess, e-Mom over at Chrysalis, wants us to begin the new year with a smile, so she has asked to write about the humor in Christian Marriage.
Building and maintaining a strong marriage is hard work, but God wants couples to enjoy the time they spend creating a Godly marriage. One way our Heavenly Father helps keep our marriage and many others pleasant is by allowing us to experience a hearty dose of laughter every now and then. A few months ago, JT and I enjoyed a good laugh over something most unusual: a pink tutu.
My friend Monica and I have girls the same age and over the past few years, we have swapped books, toys, and clothes for our girls. In the fall, Monica’s daughter, Cutie Pie, took a dance class. After dance class ended, Monica enrolled Cutie Pie in an art class, while I enrolled my older daughter, Sweet Pea in dance class. Since Cutie Pie was no longer using her pink dance tutu, Monica gave it to me so Sweet Pea could wear it during her upcoming dance classes.
Before leaving Monica’s house, she placed the pretty pink tutu in a pink striped shopping bag and gave it to me. I neglected to bring the bag into the house so it remained in our minivan for a few days. Later that week, JT cleaned out the minivan, discovered the pink bag, and happily strolled into the kitchen holding the bag, and wearing a wide smile.
I was standing at the stove cooking dinner when JT said to me, “I see you’ve been shopping for something pretty, pink, and frilly!” I put down my spatula and turned around in time to see JT happily hoist the pink Victoria’s Secret bag. I immediately laughed as pink fabric and toile peeked out from the bag my husband was holding.
“I haven’t been shopping, but yes, there is indeed something pretty, pink, and frilly inside that bag,” I said. I took the bag from him, pulled out Sweet Pea’s little tutu. “That’s mighty small,” JT said. “Yes, it is,” I said, “and Sweet Pea will look great in it during dance class. This is the tutu Monica gave to her!”
Lord knows, I wish I’d had a camera to snap a photo of JT’s face when I broke the news to him! We both had a good, long laugh (though I admit laughed a tiny bit longer than JT) over that pink tutu. JT, who is a great sport, remarked that Monica needs to use regular plastic shopping bags when giving things to his wife!
Hmmm, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. I wonder if my gift will include something pretty, pink, and frilly! For other humorous anecdotes about Christian marriage and an interesting wedding video, visit e-Mom over at Chrysalis.
Photo: Courtesy of shawnsjellybeans (Flickr)
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