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Pre VS Post: Marriage Changes Us …Gina’s Favorites

Pre VS Post:  Marriage Changes Us …Gina’s Favorites

by Gina Valley

I’m off hiding from our kids with The Professor this weekend, so I figured my Pre VS Post:  Marriage Changes Us post would be a great way to keep you in giggles this weekend.  I hope you’ll Laugh Out Loud with this Gina’s Favorites post.

Pre VS Post:  Marriage Changes Us

Jason Clark of @JasonTheDad shot out a tweet that made me literally laugh out loud.  Thank you for that, by the way, Jason.  Still giggling!

Here it is:


Here’s my reply:

His tweet didn’t just make me laugh.  It made me think about how marriage changes us.  I’m not saying that’s bad.  Not saying it’s good.   Just saying it’s different.

It’s really different.

And, it’s funny.

Pre VS Post

Humor Funny Humorous Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Parenting Mom Moms Dad Dads Parenting Child Kid Kids Children Son Sons Daughter Daughters Brother Brothers Sister Sisters Grandparent Grandma Grandpa Grandparents Grandfather Grandmother Parenting Gina Valley Pre VS Post:  Marriage Changes Us ...Gina's Favorites Video cameras in the bedroom

  • Pre – night to see who’s the most adventurous
  • Post – night to see who is snoring and hogging the bed (credit to Jason on this one!)

She says “I’m hot!’

  • Pre – he tears off his clothes and jumps into bed
  • Post – he jumps out of bed and turns on the fan

Friday night

  • Pre – standing date – dinner at a hip new restaurant and then seeing the latest hot movie
  • Post -standing date – samples at Costco for dinner and then seeing if you can get the hot roast chicken home without it leaking all over the car

Nail polish

  • Pre – trying to impress him before each date with perfectly polished toe and fingernails
  • Post – pressing him into painting her toenails for her so she’ll look nice for her night out with the girls.

His Gut

  • Pre – sucking it in every time she so much as glances his way for the duration of the date
  • Post – asking her to watch as he tries to push it out far enough to use it to operate the remote

Humor Funny Humorous Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Parenting Mom Moms Dad Dads Parenting Child Kid Kids Children Son Sons Daughter Daughters Brother Brothers Sister Sisters Grandparent Grandma Grandpa Grandparents Grandfather Grandmother Parenting Gina Valley Pre VS Post:  Marriage Changes Us ...Gina's Favorites

Dinner

  • Pre – he cooks his special spaghetti and meatballs dinner for her
  • Post – he over-cooks water until it burns, then calls to ask her to pick-up pizza on the way home.

Children

  • Pre – dreaming about the exquisite, perfect geniuses your progeny would be
  • Post – never dreaming because your progeny never let you sleep

Sub-wardrobing

  • Pre – Her skivvies are beautiful and matching
  • Post – if her skivvies are both clean she calls that a match

Underneath it all

  • Pre – he slips into silk boxers he bought because they’re her favorite color
  • Post – he slips into a pair of his Walmart cheapos that he found on the bedroom floor

Movies

  • Pre – He asks her what her favorite part of their shared favorite movie is
  • Post – He asks her if he has seen the movie they’re currently watching, and, when she says that he has, he asks her if he liked it.

Humor Funny Humorous Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Parenting Mom Moms Dad Dads Parenting Child Kid Kids Children Son Sons Daughter Daughters Brother Brothers Sister Sisters Grandparent Grandma Grandpa Grandparents Grandfather Grandmother Parenting Gina Valley Pre VS Post:  Marriage Changes Us ...Gina's Favorites Shaving

  • Pre – everywhere everyday just in case
  • Post – only the basics without a two day advanced warning.

Candles

  • Pre – candles burning in the bedroom to set the mood for romance
  • Post – candles burning in the kitchen to cover up the stench created when someone didn’t take their turn at doing the dishes.

Which reminds me – it’s my turn today for dishes.

I wonder if we have any candles.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

What changed when you exchanged jewelry?  Shoot me a comment.  I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

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1 Response
  • steve shapiro
    February 15, 2014

    Sorry to be so dull, but we exchanged vows with her psychologist, never registered with the state, post we both coveted our own social security.

    Pre: She wanted to compete on who would write the most pages if we worked in the same room of a two room cottage her on the clackety-clack and my pussy sounding laptop. Post: After she did five pgs by the end of the day, I quit after my two hours with forty pages.

    Pre: We shared the front room office. Post: She got the front room office, I got the closet at the back of the cottage.

    Pre: She woould prefer my cooking. Post: I refused to let her do any cooking.

    Pre: She had difficulty with red hands washing dishes even without veryhot water, so I bought her some rubber gloves. Post: She bought me a portable dishwasher for Valentine’s Day.

    Oh, that brings us back to Valentine’s Day.

    Pre: We sure laughed a lot. Post: She died.

    But, I guess that’s a consequence of birth, not marriage.