Mountain View Mommy: Sand, Trucks and Testosterone

September 5, 2007

Stupid John Tesh

Filed under: Nathan — by mvmommy @ 1:25 pm

For the third time tonight, I stood waiting outside of Nathan’s car … waiting for him to unlock the passenger door, while he is already inside with his door shut.

The first time I figured he had just forgotten to hit the unlock button twice – to get all the doors unlocked. The second time I figured he was just slow. The third time was ridiculous. I don’t complain that he doesn’t walk me to the door, hold it open, and close it for me (though I love that). So I was just plain irritated at this point, especially since this had happened all within a 2 hour period.

When I got in the car, I was ready to say something. However, I heard this on the radio:

Hi, this is John Tesh. Have you ever rolled your eyes while your husband was talking to you?

Of course. Duh. Nathan looks at me and grins… while I proceed to roll my eyes. In my head I am saying “why yes John Tesh, I roll my eyes all the time at this door-locking-fool-of-a-husband”.

blah blah blah … eye rolling is a sign of contempt for your spouse… blah blah blah

Nathan is practically leaping out of the seat yelling, “Yeah John Tesh, I need some respect around here.”

I roll my eyes.

Husbands and wives need to learn to talk in a caring and respectful way that shows their love and support of one another.

Nathan jeering at me, “Yeah that’s right – caring and supportive. That’s what I’m saying.”

Me grinning and rolling my eyes so that they could practically pop out of my head.

Good communication is the foundation for a strong marriage.

I think my communication was pretty clear. With one roll of my eyes I communicated the following:

You are a 33 year old man with a car that you have been driving for 4 years now… you know how to work it. Open the damn’d door so that I can get in and not wait in the cold while you listen to your new best friend John Tesh.

Stupid John Tesh, you & my husband might be sleeping on the couch together soon. How about an ‘eye roll’ to that one?



  1. Doesn’t Nathan know that having John Tesh on his side means he automatically loses?

    Comment by Joel Bittle — September 6, 2007 @ 8:22 am |Reply

  2. I am on your side on this one! I think a good roll of the eyes is GREAT communication! I have mastered it – trust me!

    Comment by The Sister — September 19, 2007 @ 3:17 pm |Reply

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