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When we get married, it tends to be because we can’t live without the other person. You know, all that lovey dovey crap. As time goes on, especially in our case, we realize that we can’t live without each other for other reasons. The husband and I rely on each other for different things. On the serious side, he relies on me to remember things for him and deal with all things involving little girls. He also relied on me to ensure our children were taken care of during deployments. You can’t just throw some food at them and shut the door! We rely on so much more for the day to day stuff. Watch this video from Protective Life (I promise. It’s funny) and you’ll see what I mean.
I like to think I’m an independent woman and I don’t need my husband. He would laugh pretty hard if he heard me say that though. I was single once, then I was a single mother, then after he and I got married, I managed everything while he was gone on deployments and training. I could still email him my problems and expect him to fix them though. In reality, I can’t live without him. Here’s why.
He Kills Bugs – He hates it when I ask, but he’s a man. It’s his job to kill bugs. We live in Texas. I have found scorpions in the house, snakes in the yard, and there are currently three mosquitos flying around the house. It’s November! Where do they come from? He also relocates the lizards back outside for me.
He Fixes The Internet – If my internet stops working, I refresh a few times, then I reset the router. If it still doesn’t work after that, I call him. He always knows what’s wrong with it and magically makes it better. The internet is one thing I don’t have patience for.
He Mows The Yard – Don’t tell him this, but I don’t mind mowing the yard, like once a season. Anymore than that is just mean. He’s a man. It’s his job. He also weed eats like a pro. I can’t even get the dang weed eater started! It’s hated me since 2006.
He Gets Mean For Me – I’m too nice and I have a hard time saying no to people. If someone comes to the door to sell something, he will tell them no for me. If not, I’d have Kirby people cleaning my floors every week. That actually isn’t so bad, except it takes them like an hour and they don’t listen when I tell them I can’t afford a $2500 vacuum cleaner.
He Cleans The Dog’s Eye Boogers – Our dog has some weird thing with one of his eyes. It gets this weird film on it and oozes mucus. It grosses me out. He cleans the eye boogers for me though. I can pick up dog poo, but his eye boogers are just too much for me to handle.
He Always Drives At Night – I have terrible vision and even worse night vision. I have no depth perception at night and can’t read signs until we are right up on them. He always drives at night for me. That’s true love right there.
He Has A Great Wig Collection – No one has a finer collection of random wigs. They get worn on more occasions than you would think too. The Joe Dirt mullet wig is the best. How many wives can say that of their husbands?
He Can Make The Kids Leave Me Alone – He knows when I’ve hit my limit and will make them leave me alone. I can tell them to leave me alone and lock myself in the bathroom, but they ignore me and come in anyways. Frankly, he saves my sanity.
He Cuts The Boy’s Hair – I’ve never been comfortable using clippers to cut someone’s hair. I know it’s not a big deal because we can always buzz it if I mess up, but I still don’t do it. He does the boy’s haircuts for me.
He Got Us Cheap Health Insurance – The military has advantages! I don’t even want to know how much we would pay for insurance in the real world. What we pay now is ridiculously cheap. I don’t think I have to tell you how thankful I am that he made a career out of the military.
In a marriage, we come to depend on each other for things we never expected, especially when there is kids involved. The Holderness family (you may remember them from their funny YouTube videos that went viral) is no exception. While they teamed up with Protective Life to take a humorous look at this dynamic in their new video, there is also a more serious side. If something happened to you or your significant other, would your family be able to continue at the same level of financial stability? In most cases, we wouldn’t. My husband is the bread winner in our family. I have the education, but he still makes more. Funny how that works. This is why life insurance is so important for families to consider, because you never know. I’ve been worrying about this even more lately because of my husband’s issues, but we won’t get all sad and go into that right now. Instead, watch the Holderness Family’s video, “I Can’t Live Without You” for a laugh, and consider the reality of the situation and how that can be remedied with coverage from Protective Life.
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