All These Years and I Never Knew...

My Birthday was a few months ago.
We had a family party with my parents, my brother and his family, and my grandma.

Whenever we celebrate a birthday my husband has everyone go around and say something nice, or share a funny story about the birthday person.

Since I was the woman of the hour, the comments were about me.

We worked our way around the room, and then it was my husband's turn.
He is not the kind of guy that is always "gushing" sentiments in public, so I always look forward to his comments.

He explained that when we were newlyweds we would get up and eat breakfast together. I wanted to get up and talk over breakfast. He is not a morning person. He didn't see the need for all the talking.

"The first morning after moving into our basement, we got up to eat and I couldn't focus on anything Heather was saying. Not because I was tired, but because I couldn't stop thinking about how bad Heather's breath was. She was sitting across from me talking with the worst morning breath ever."

WHAT! WHAT is he talking about I thought? I don't have bad breath, he has never said anything, why is he telling this to my family? Couldn't he tell me this in private?

He continued...

"I just kept thinking, she never had bad breath on our honeymoon. This is just great, she wants to talk first thing in the morning, and she has horrible breath."

"A few months later Heather was pregnant and sick. It was a Saturday and she had a chance to sleep in. I got up to eat breakfast alone. I was out of cereal so I poured a bowl of Heathers. Honey Nut Cheerios."

"I took the first bite and thought, argh, my breath stinks."

"I took the next bite and thought the same thing."

"Waiting to take my third bite, spoon up by my nose, it dawned on me. I sniffed the bowl of Cheerios and it was all clear, IT'S NOT HER BREATH, IT'S THE CHEERIOS."

I had been eating Honey Nut Cheerios everyday since we got married. I am a creature of habit. 

So...the nice thing he said about me this year...
"I am grateful it is Heather's Birthday and that she's never had bad breath."

(Insert Sarcasm): Ahhhhh! Thanks for the sweet birthday sentiment. 


Family Volley


  1. I am the same with Honey Nut Cheerios. I eat a bowl every morning and still half the time I accuse my little one of having a poopy diaper. You'd think I would have learned by now.

  2. Charlyn,
    that is exactly what my husband says they smell like. He thought is was me for months.
    What a horrible story.

  3. Husbands say the darnedest things! (I once had one...) Thanks for stopping by my blog and signing up to follow. Glad to have given you an LOL moment! For more IKEA humor, here's the link to a post from Feb of this year:

  4. P.S. If I ever own a furniture store, I'm going to name the pieces after these words we have to verify before our comments get posted. That last one was DALUD. An end table, maybe?

  5. That is the funniest story! Very sweet too! What a great way to celebrate with sharing stories about each other!

    Visiting from SITS! So glad I came by! Great blog!

  6. Hilarious! At least you know you've stayed minty fresh.

    Stopping by from SITS

  7. Funny! My mom always says cereal smells like dog food!

  8. LOL! Very funny story. SITS girl checking in!

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