Time for another installment of Man Overboard: A fresh perspective from the Man of the House. We play an occasional round of the Newlywed Game with Miss Bee where she asks her parents personal questions to see if we really know each other. It’s a fun way for her to learn about our marriage and life before her. You can see the launch of this series here.
Q: What would your spouse want for a last meal?
Mr. Bee: Momma would want Thanksgiving dinner — roasted turkey, sweet potatoes, green beans, mashed potatoes, dressing, pie and coffee with cream and sugar.
Me: Daddy would want Sushi, flourless chocolate cake and an icy cold mug of Lager.
We were both correct. I would have also accepted Mexican Food and margaritas.
Q. What is your favorite TV show?
Mr. Bee: Momma would watch Frasier or Golden Girls.
Me: Daddy would watch anything on the History Channel. Especially that show with the Marine Guy that yells “listen up maggots.”
I couldn’t remember the name of the show. I got the channel correct, but Mr. Bee said he actually likes Battle 360. And the correct name of the yelling Marine is “Mail Call.” He was correct for my show. Frasier is my favorite show, I have all the DVDs. Golden Girls isn’t my favorite, but I do like to watch it before bed because I can enter a peaceful sleep with a smile (instead of the Walking Dead like Miss Bee prefers).
Q. What is your favorite junk food?
Mr. Bee: Momma likes popcorn and ice cream!
Me: Daddy likes clam dip with chips.
I have been married to Mr. Bee almost 20 years. I asked him to count the number of times he has ever seen me eat ice cream? About 5 times. I don’t care for ice cream, it’s my least favorite dessert. To me, it seems like a waste of calories. I’d prefer a giant piece of cake, to a bowl of frozen milk. He retorted “well, you do like popcorn!” I politely told him that most of the time I pop corn, I am popping it for Miss Bee. Needless to say we used the word “pop” alot in this exchange, which made Miss Bee chuckle. I was correct about the clam dip, btw.
Q: When was the first time you and Daddy kissed?
Mr. Bee: Playing Trivial Pursuit
Me: Playing Trivial Pursuit. I thought his lips were very soft.
We had to stop for a moment because Miss Bee became nauseous at the thought of us kissing, especially the added piece of “his lips were soft” part.
Q. What was the first Christmas gift you gave each other?
Mr. Bee: I have no idea
Me: No clue.
Neither one of us could come up with this answer. Tells you how memorable it was…
Q. What was your first argument about?
Mr. Bee: I have no idea
Me: IDK. Maybe you not listening, hearing, or remembering something?
Like the ice cream, I can count on my one hand the number of times we’ve argued. We just don’t disagree and if we do, we talk about it and move on. We both came from previous marriages where all we did was argue with our spouses, so I guess we just decided that was not going to carry over in our lives together and it’s worked.
Miss Bee grew bored with the game and we were done.
What are some ideas you have for Mr. Bee to write about sometime? Please share. Oh, an advise column would be fun! Ask Mr. Bee…Stay tuned. But, still I’d like your ideas.