Mr: So if I start blogging would you proof my posts and promote my site?
Mrs: *Disbelief* You gotta build your own readership.
Mr: Hey, being married to the Holistic Wayfarer must come with benefits. I provide the house you live in.
Mrs: I gave you Tennyson. *Wild card never fails*
Mr: I contributed half. *Shoot*
Mrs: I slaved to build my blog. You think you can just ride on my coattail? I never mentioned A Holistic Journey in my vows.
Mr: *Ten minutes later* I want a cut of the blog royalty later. I’ve given you post ideas.
Mrs: Man does have a point.
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Lol, a good point. 🙂
*Scowl* (If you mean that last one.)
Ha! Husband rights go something like this, “you have the right to remain silent, anything you say can and will be used against you by those of us with memories like elephants….” I must admit, the whole “I gave you children and a house thing,” is a pretty sound argument. 😉
LOL!! Sending this to him.
Too late. =)
“I contributed half” Now that’s sound argument 😀
You two are sooooo cute!
And he’s right again in the last part.
Shoot, Diana you’re losing your touch.
AWW!! *Stomp table* You didn’t have to score it for us…these people read the comments!
I hate losing.
he made no restrictions to payment in kind. give him cookies.
Baking today. Thanks!
tell him it’s “Payment In Kind”. 😉
Have the courts ever ruled on whether or not blog followers are community property?
I would never think of you guys that way. (And my upcoming post will explain why.) But you ARE an asset. =)
Lol– As I said a few posts of yours back- chemistry 🙂 Although who can blame him. Comments and likes on a typical Holistic Wayfarer post often looks a lot like the ones on Freshly Pressed.
Ah — if it’s chemistry we look more like a failed lab experiment all over the place. 😛
Ha ha ha, yah.
Being married to Holistic Wayfarer has enough benefits as it is, I’m sure! I think it would be a lot more than a blog idea to call it even!!
Ha ha ha. I’ll take that.
I guess it’s the feminist in me that always thinks that if a man is blessed with a woman’s love and care, he should feel especially lucky, especially if it’s someone as intelligent and attractive as yourself!!
*There’s a reason I hide behind the shades*
Hahahaha. I like his style.
I would bet you do. Ha ha ha. He’s learned to bargain more and more fearlessly since knowing me. Rare times he cranks it up (with me or in asking things of others) and when I marvel at his gumption, teases that I’m losing my edge.
This made me laugh. Reminded me of my husband… He lasted all of one day in the blogging world, but has provided me with endless topics for my blog. Mostly at his expense…but still! 😉
LOL. Carry that torch for the family.
Cute dialog!! Mrs. Wayfarer – are you going to help him? :Roll:
You kidding me??! On top of his laundry?
But..er…but, he doesn’t fold laundry as good as you do…
(Shoot. Confession time. I’m too busy to fold it. T does it for pay.)
lovely depainted…scenes from a marriage… lol
*Grin* Not much difference between polished and unpainted over here.
Oh..the wants and expectations of…Oh Did you hear it?
Don’t tell me you heard it!
That was absolutely funny to read! I don’t know if I would read his blog but I definitely give your husband credit for this post 😀 lovely conversation 🙂
=) Thanks for the feedback.
Needed a chuckle 😊 Thanks
Anytime! Hope it’s not a bad day.
Negotiation is key to maintaining balance on a convergent path. If two bloggers occupy the same house, the non-bloggers have to learn life sustaining activities on their own. You were wise in maintaining the primary blogger position with a negotiated support team. 🙂
Mr. Jack-of-all-trades has come up with plenty of preoccupations these two years (including sewing!). I have no plans to abdicate my Blogging Chair. =)
He had a point on the last one, but there are NO halvsies in childbirth!!! Trump that, Mr 😉
I mean, I squeezed his hand during labor and he couldn’t take it. =)
No way. Not everything has to be shared in a marriage! As for the house and kid argument – very rocky ground…it should be accepted that you both contribute equally to your partnership.
You show us the dialogue is really quite a Pandora’s Box. Ha ha ha. He pulls more than his weight in The Things I Don’t Want to Think About (house repair, All Things Heavy, Dirty or Impossible to Reach, etc). But I scored big in home birthing his son (sans drugs, that is.) I know my worth. LOL.
I love your wild card! But wait–did you ask him for post ideas or did he just offer? Judge, I object! You two are so funny (in case he is reading this..) but Diana is SO much funnier!
LOL!! You are VERY good at flattery. Suckered ME right in. That’s right — I never asked for help. Me?? Ask for HELP here??! You shoulda gone to law school.
haha! He is so outta there!!
Let me know how the whole thing works out. Every once in awhile, my husband makes noises about maybe trying a blog. I’ve actually suggested once or twice that he could try guest posting for me and see how that works. So far (thankfully), he hasn’t wanted to. While I wish to be supportive, I can’t picture myself in the position of editing his (probably inferior) writing, haggling over photos, etc. It could really put some strain on a marriage.
On the other hand, if he turned out to be a good writer, it could add some spice to the marriage. He could be Cordelia’s Dad, maybe (well, he is anyway!), or we could collaborate.
Guess I’ll cross that bridge when (if) we come to it.
” So far (thankfully), he hasn’t wanted to.” Ha ha ha ha.
“He could be Cordelia’s Dad” I sure hope he is. 😉
So you’d rather host Paul than your husband. *laugh*
“could add some spice to the marriage.” Fun thing to think about. But we have enough fun just talking about my posts, LOL. I’m satisfied with that, thank you very much.
ssssshhh – my husband doesn’t know about Paul. 🙂
My husband has absolutely no interest in my posts, so I doubt that he’ll be too eager to come up with any of his own. It’s good that you and your Mr. talk about your blog since it’s a big part of your life.
I’m smiling sadly. Doesn’t know about Paul…?! Zero interest?! Aye….! *Hug* Yes, he looks fwd to my posts. My first year, he said he loved to open them at work and say…”That’s my wife!”
Actually, he HAS asked for a guest spot.
If I recall correctly, I went bug-eyed.
Aw, let him guest post [once] – I think we’d all like to hear what he has to say.
LOL!!!! I’m glad he doesn’t usually read the comments.
Dude knows how to work it. Must have learned something from you. 😉
He has, he has. =) He’s surprised me these last few yrs.
Now that is hilarious.
Yep. Really happened.
Tricky. Maybe it’s more of the case that he was the inspiration for your posts, but you used your mind to weave him in…and he didn’t see it coming 😉
“, but you used your mind to weave him in…and he didn’t see it coming ;)” That is so intelligent I almost don’t get it. Ha ha ha. Well, as Loisjay noted, I never asked for his help – so THERE. =)
Stay to your heart, Mrs. Go for it, Mr. There’s room in the blogosphere for many voices. (But will he also reveal he/said-she/said with such delicious edges?
Better keep that man, he’s full of great ideas for you to use. 🙂
Ha ha ha. (The majOrity of these posts did come from mY head…)
Jaja! Why am I not surprised?
I would be more modest — but I couldn’t give him THAT much credit. 😛
Of course not, he’s a man. My visitors are at Australia Zoo today so I have my desktop and sanity for an hour. LOL. Actually I love my daughters and their families dearly and we rarely see them as they live in the US and I was never sane anyway.
Precious they are visiting, Ian. Wish you a wonderful time with them. =)
Lol!!! He’s hilarious.
Tell Mr. to buy and wear his own shades and prove himself. But hey you got to admit that he appreciates a winner! Just don’t get too heated in your arguing…you don’t want T caught in the middle of the battlefield of domestic bloggery.
Chuckle. He’s got the shades. Just has to prove himself now. “the battlefield of domestic bloggery.” Ha ha. I’m sure blogging has come up in the world of litigation.
That’s a funny one, and foreign to me. Competition blogging ?
I made an unwritten rule to never blog about my immediate family. Birth family…different story…so much more meat there !! You two are really charming. 💕
Not competition. He wanted my HELP. My expensive help. LOL.
Maybe you should barter those skills…there has to be something ???
ROAR!!!! Yah….that’s the way in this family. He learned to barter, from me. (I’m still expensive.)
Diana, As you know, communication is the key to a good marriage! Communication with the rest of us through blog posts is just plain fun! My vote is to let him guest blog. Of course, I have ulterior motives to laugh and enjoy this thread of conversation between you and the Mr.!
Ha ha ha. I just told Cordelia’s Mom here NO, in so many words. LOL. I said no to him without batting an eye.
I enjoy the give and take of your banter. ❤
I leave out the ones requiring boxing gloves. 😉
I think we would all like to see a guest post from hubby on what it’s like to be married to the Holistic Wayfarer. That post would have the potential to bring the house down, both literally and metaphorically 🙂 Yay, vote for hubby!
Ha ha ha ha ha. Wait. Not done laughing. Some things are best kept secret. *wink*
Hehe. I don’t go overboard mentioning blog stuff at work – afraid coworkers might get tight lipped around me 🙂
Now, the Mr. – Does he write??
Do you think I would bar him from this blog if he wrote? lol
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Great exchange of retorts, Diana. Sure made me laugh. Now for Pete’s sake, cajole or plead or threaten if need be and let us hear/read what’s on your husband’s mind. I have the feeling that he is an excellent writer as well. No?
Do you think I would keep the man from regaling us if he wrote well.
In my experience the 1/2 contribution gambit fails the 9 month test.
Ha ha. I don’t think anything passes that test.
I’m working on a “husband post” as we speak. Mine provides me with endless content…and laundry.
As long as he provides the endless content with endless cash.
(But why am I not seeing it over there? Mama M WORKS outside the home on top of everything else!)
Now that is just too cute that ‘Mr.’ is know invading your territory. Perhaps he’s aware of your reign here and wants a little spotlight? 🙂
He’s been clamoring for the spotlight. =)
I agree that was not part of your vows. Do a joint blog post: you interview him, like you did to us. 😀
Ha ha ha ha. You guys (keep asking….) =)