A Momentous Moment

Every once in a while during this journey through life, you pass a sign post so poignant that you pause to recognize it as such.  One of those moments occurred this morning while I was taking my wife to work.

My wife made a comment, looked at me and said:  “Don’t you make that face.”

“What face?”

“That face that you make when you’re trying not to make a face?”



“That blank face you make when you try not to make a face.”

Please re-read her last statement.  Go ahead, I’ll wait.  I promise not to write anymore until you finish.

Okay.  Now, unless I’m very much mistaken (and I’ll know when my wife reads this) I would swear that I just got busted for NOT making a face.  My natural face, parked in neutral, was construed as a deliberate effort on my part to conceal the face I actually wanted to make.

Don’t get me wrong, we were joking around, but nevertheless, this seems like a fairly important paradigm shift, doesn’t it?

Married men, am I alone here?


There are 7 comments

  1. We have resolved this issue at home by communicating entirely via FaceBook.

  2. Heather Felton wrote

    We of the female gender, after several years of marriage, become adept at reading the minds of our husbands. We KNOW when you’re trying not to do something, so don’t you play all innocent, Mr. Bolin.

  3. dave theune wrote

    When a younger man asks me if he should get married, I don’t know what I will tell him.

  4. Anonymous wrote

    Thank you Heather —

    D – your response of no response was too in itself a response — and yah, you were busted.
    I love you

  5. Oh, I know what you were thinking…

    Come on, we had a good laugh over that one. That was a good morning ride to work.

  6. Dude, Thanks for sharing this. And here I thought that my marriage was the only one with such totally inane conversations going on all the time that make us both just laugh and shake our heads….

  7. Curtis wrote

    After 9 years of happy marriage my wife busts me on face making all the time (usually she will point out that I’m trying not to laugh) sadly she’s right 85% of the time whitch leads her to believe she’s right 100% of the time therefor pissing me off 15% of the time. whitch after lot’s of soul searching on my part just amuses me and makes me laugh now so she is right 100% of the time.