I Never Thought My Sweet Wife would do THIS to me!

Lea and I did our Meals on Wheels route in a blizzard this week. The ground was covered in snow, the wind was blowing 40 mph and I told her to drive while I braved the elements taking the food to the door.

As I zipped up to the door of the second house, I stepped off in a huge hole that had been covered by snow.  I never saw it coming. I crashed hard … food, containers and cartons went flying everywhere.  I felt cold snow pack up into my shirt and on my face. The whole thing was a blur as the cold snow stung my bare skin.

I immediately looked up to see Lea jump from the car in the freezing temps. My sweet wife was coming to my rescue. Instead she got around the car just far enough where she could see me laying in the snow and then … died laughing. Uncontrollable laughter. There I was laying in the cold snow … I’d just stepped off into a hole the size of the Grand Canyon, my shin bruised … ego deflated… and she’s laughing! LAUGHING HYSTERICALLY! And THEN she runs back to the car and keeps laughing.

When I gathered myself and the food up I went back to the car, still covered in snow. I sat there digging snow out of my ear.  There Lea sat with tears running down her cheeks, head in her hands … laughing.  It literally took her a few minutes to recompose herself just so she could drive the rest of the route.

Wasn’t there something in our wedding vows about “in sickness in health, for better for worse … in snow, embarrassment and humiliation?”

  • Why is there so much humor in our significant other doing something like this?
  • Have you ever been laughed at when you didn’t expect it?
  • What has your husband/wife/child done that you have found hilarious?

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Read 1182 articles by
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  1. maria says:

    That is a hilarious story! wish i could share my most embarring story but i am afraid this is a G rated blog…but thanks for sharing! It made me smile……<3

  2. Katherine says:

    Ha ha…I laughed reading you writing about Lea’s laughter. I am not sure my response would have been much different 😉 What is it about falling or getting hurt that brings about laughter?! I tend to laugh at myself when I do such things…maybe because it keeps me from crying! Ha!

    Yes, I have many stories of being laughed at when I did not expect it…one of my favorite & most memorable ones was during my freshman year at LCU: My roommate & I were working out at the fitness center & I was on a stationary bike. Well, after I had finished my workout on the bike, I guess it decided it was done with me & literally, the seat just popped up & ejected me. I went flying backwards, arms flailing & landed hard on the steel front bar of another exercise machine behind me. The VP of something or other, who also happened to be a friend was next to us working out, & I am pretty sure he was stifling a laugh as he asked me if I was ok. The guy sitting at the front desk actually said, “Are you alright? Can we laugh at you now?” Ha ha…Which I think we all did after that, though I also had a bruised back & ego! 😉 My relationship with stationary bikes has never been the same…

  3. Angie Cox says:

    The marital law says it is okay for a wife to laugh hysterically at hubby’s faux pas, but if hubby ever wants to see any action ever again in this lifetime, he’d better rush to her side with deep concern and extreme pity never once so much as cracking the tiniest of grins. I repeat…..it’s the law. :-)

  4. LOL, Thanks for the laugh. My husband and I laugh at each other all the time in our humiliation. If she didn’t love you she would have just rolled her eyes. Enjoy laughing with each other :)

  5. Anita says:

    Haha I was in the middle of texting Lea when that happened! Glad to hear the whole story and get a good laugh out of it!

    I wore high heeled boots to pick up my son from basketball practice a few years ago. The next to last step grabbed one of my heels. I slipped, the second heel caught! I fell face first down those last two steps!! There were a couple of witnesses that tried really hard not to laugh. I laughed my head off and nearly fell over a bicycle when my son jumped out from behind the door. I laughed that much harder.

    I never wore those shoes again. I gave them to my sister.

  6. Scott says:

    Ahh — too familiar!

    4 years ago, my father-in-law and I did some work on the “mini-bike” (3.5 hp) my wife had when she was a young girl. I was “test driving” it after making more adjustments after it killed out while my son was riding. I lost compression going up hill. I turned around letting gravity take control. . . . I looked up to see where gravity was taking me — I had three choices to stop — since the brakes gave out! 1) My father-in-laws Silverado, 2) A LARGE Southern Pine tree, or 3) An old cedar tree who branches hugged the ground and came out 4 – 5 feet from the trunk. I chose the cedar snapping branches with the bike, my hands, arms, and face.

    My wife ran out of the house — expecting her son to be injured, her concern turned to hysterical laughter when she realized her husband, the father of her son was the one riding. No sympathy — only tears from laughing.

    What can we do?

  7. J Kiker says:

    I stepped out of the front door onto an icy step with a 3 mo. old baby girl in my arms,,, landed on the (skipped 3 of 4 steps) concrete, on my back, yep my wife was laughing as hard as you said. (Kim was just fine)

  8. That Girl says:

    There is NOTHING in this world that is funnier than seeing someone fall. I know I’m a horrible person – nobody needs to tell me that. It’s just funny stuff.

    Mr. Riley has a hamstring issue. A couple of years ago, Mr. Riley injured a hamstring really badly in a softball game (still crawled to first and was safe – my hero) but he now gets terrible cramps in his leg and I just SCREAM laughing. I know he’s in pain so I go to another room now but… just the thought of him hopping around has me laughing now.

    • Trey Morgan says:

      You know, come to think of it you’re right … you said NOTHING is funnier than seeing someone fall and my favorite part of the America’s Funniest Videos is when people fall (or something of that nature). Poor Mr. Riley … be nice to him. (but I’d probably laugh too.)

  9. J says:

    Went with my husband years ago to the local “big box” lumberyard where he was sorting through 2 x 4s (or some other sized dimensional lumber) to find the best ones. I was sitting on the open tail gate of the truck waiting patiently while he sorted. He then decided to pull forward to the next area of lumber to sort some more. I remained on the tail gate UNTIL he punched the foot feed and the truck went forward but I didn’t. After he stopped and came around the back of the truck, the 1st words out of his mouth were “Did you bounce. It looked like you bounced. Oh, are you alright?” I informed him that I didn’t bounce – that was called trying to get my feet under me. We have laughed about this several times since then. (His version is that he asked 1st if I was alright and THEN asked if I bounced. But that’s not the way I remember it!)

  10. Jo Baird says:

    Seems like I am doing something every day that hubby and I laugh about. After 38 years of marriage, we know that laughter is the best medicine. I some times laugh at myself & because it is so funny I share it with him, and we laugh together. One time, I tripped over a water hose and landed on thick grass. He was near by and said, “did you flied?”. I answered, “no I falled.” Those lines were from the movie (Land Before Time) we had watched with the grandkids so many times. Dick Van Dyke once said that people laugh at the unexpected. I guess he knew. I’m glad you are o.k. Lea is okay, too. I’m glad I wasn’t there, I’m afraid of what I might have done.

  11. Donna says:

    You know what Tony Stewart says “It’s all fun and games till somebody gets hurt….then it is downright hilarious”

    My list is way too long of times I have provided the laughter…

  12. Greg England says:

    Sorry, Trey, but I’m with Lea on this one. It was hilarious just reading it. Can only imagine how much funnier it was to see the live version.

  13. Carolyn Vela says:

    THIS has got to be one of THE funniest things I’ve ever read….seriously! I am crying as I type because I’ve laughed so hard. Trey: I’m so sorry for laughing, but I could LITERALLY picture it in my head!! I’m glad you’re okay, though! Lea: LOL..That’s my girl! I probably would’ve done the SAME thing!! :)

  14. Candy says:

    I would have done the same thing. I’m pretty sure her reaction is somewhere in Proverbs 31. Only difference – I would have totally sent multiple twitpics, perhaps even a video.

    My DH is a news anchor, and I’ve laughed hysterically at the times he’s gotten his “tangue toungled” or fallen asleep on the air.

  15. Janice says:

    haha its been the wackiest ever story i have read,, Funny and its really complicated if she wont laugh haha.. Its just that she was really wanting to help you but you look so stunning with the snow.. haha Cheer up,, she was reminded how CUTE you are when you are young haha

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  17. James says:

    My wife always deals with these things with laughter. I try to be indignant, but dog-gone-it she’s cute when she laughs, and I end up joining her.

  18. Jessica says:

    No doubt my husband and I would have laughed at each other! He didn’t witness my latest mishap but has sure laughed a lot since then when the story is told. I rushed to the county seat 35 miles away because I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to appear for jury duty or not. I wore black that day and as I started across the street to the court house I fell off the curb into a pile of white caliche dirt. When I got up to brush myself off my hands were covered with dirt so it just got worse. I went into the courthouse literally covered from the waist down with white dirt! And I didn’t even have jury duty that day! I laughed all day every time I thought of it, and my husband has certainly joined me in that! Two stories we can tell and KNOW we will be laughing hysterically involve other people’s falls (one friend fell on her chicken and killed it!). Human nature sure wins out in this area, I’m afraid!

  19. johanna says:

    I was really hoping to see the video….. 😉

  20. Debbie Thomas says:

    I suspect she has learned to be tough, living with you and 4 boys. I had to learn, I had 4 older brothers. But, that was a little harsh!

  21. Dallana says:

    Sorry, cuz but I think you probably deserved all you got from your precious wife!!!!!!!!! LOL

  22. Amy O'Connor says:

    Oh, now that is hilarious!!! I admit, I would have done the same thing. My husband and I laugh at each other all of the time as well. It’s part of a great marriage!

  23. Ricco says:

    Not surprised. That’s how she rolls :)

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