Monday, July 11, 2011

How to be a supportive husband to a dieting wife:

Me: Hey, since you're out how about Chinese take-out? I could do Mongolian Beef.
K: But you're on a healthy eating streak and you've been doing so good, are you sure?
Me: I know, but I just woke up this morning craving it. The way they saute the onions and mushrooms, and the flavors, spicy and sweet at the same time. Just this once maybe?
K: Yeah, but there's always a 'just this once', don't do it, fight the urge.
Me: Sigh. You're right. I don't want to mess up all my hard work.
K: I'm driving past a Chick-Fil-A should I pick up your favorite salad?
Me: That sounds awesome. Thanks so much. You talked me off a chopstick cliff.
K: Not a problem, I know you can do it.

How not to be a supportive husband to a dieting wife:

Me: What are you going to get? The sandwich? Nuggets?
K: I was thinking about getting the Mongolian Beef from the Chinese place down the street.
Me: What?
K: Your description has me craving it now too.
Me: Um, are you really seriously going to get the Mongolian beef and eat it for dinner while I sit across from you eating a salad with no dressing?
K: Wait, do you think I shouldn't? I won't if you don't want me to.

Marital Public Service Announcement #1: If she responds no its fine, get the Mongolian beef, I don't mind. It's not fine. She minds.

He changes diapers, loads the dishwasher and buys me flowers just because but it appears that mind reading still eludes him completely.

9 comments:

C said...

ha ha...well that's one less thing M doesnt have to support me on...Now I want to go and eat..;)

kmina said...

Darn, now I crave Mongolian beef as well!

That is why I am thankful to be of the same build with my husband, if he was skinny, I would have truly resented that. As we are, we're perfect, healthy eating or not together. :-)

katery said...

lol, my husband is ALMOST perfect too :)

Anonymous said...

:)

Aisha said...

C, lol lucky you :-)
Mina, my husband can inhale a supermarket, run around the block, and lose the weight- or so it would appear. Very frustrating as its not the same for me!
Kate, LOL glad you can relate ;)
:) Anon

mystic said...

I am not sure why desi girls go hard on dieting. Hamare haan to bhari bhari larkian ziyada pasand ki jaati hain! :)

simeen Alikhan Kazmi said...

I often feel like my husband is so enlightened (esp. for a desi guy) but then sometimes... yeah, it's like they just do some stuff that makes you think, really? :) But kudos on his initial effort in supporting your healthy goals!

Jamila said...

BAHAHAHAH. Awesome. I can relate on so many levels to this one.

Aisha said...

Mystic, lol, its not a desi girl issue, its just a female issue, body image and happiness- an eternal struggle!

Simeen, lol true, kudos for that! guys are guys are guys I guess- they mean well but sometimes they don't get it!

Jamila, glad I'm not the only one :)

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