Her List vs His List. Men are Simple.

Hubby and I were chatting late late into the night last evening.  We were counting ourselves among the lucky without too many wants for Christmas…ummm I mean besides the obvious complete home makeover and exotic tropical vacation for two.  In all seriousness.  The kids are alright.

So what do you get for the couple who already have all they desire?  Hubby thinks a “coupon book” is a good idea.  I can play this game!  My book would have coupons for a sleep in and breakfast in bed, one free vacuum with no bitching, a date night in front of the fire planned by him, a love letter written on PAPER and a back rub with no strings.  Done.

Now it’s his turn.  This my friends is where the wheels fall off.  In a mans world the coupon book looks something like this…. “Sex” “Sex” “Sex in this room” “Sex in that room” “You in my T-shirt” uhhh other things around sex that I am just not going to embarrass myself with by putting in print.  Huh?  Apparently 40 year old men really don’t need pretty ribbons and bows, thoughtful gestures and hugs, they just need to get it on?  For a man…nothing says Merry Christmas like sex.  Sigh.

Guess this is what is going on in the Suburbs.

FYI  Hubby is not getting a coupon book. 

I’m going to Wal-Mart. 

Happy Holidays!


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  1. Oh thank g*d my husband has stop pestering me for sex……hey….wait a minute…..maybe I should give him a coupon book.

  2. You hit the nail on the head, girlfriend. They’re SO easy to please, it’s actually exhausting. Now go get yo Wal-Mart on.

  3. Well isn’t that the truth! It’s free, too. Well, for them anyway! LOL!

    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

  4. Aww give him the sex coupon book but then create one for yourself that someone else “supposedly” gave you with “get out of sex free” coupons or even rain-checks. Or you could do a coupon with a disclosure at the bottom stating coupon not valid during PMS times, when retailer is tired, if the retailer is pissed off, Cannot be used on holidays, weeknights….you get the drift.

  5. PMPL! This post makes me very happy! Your coupon book and mine are about the same and so are our husbands’. Looks like men and women are the same everywhere!

  6. The last time I was in my husbands t-shirt I was 8months pregnant.
    Men are silly.
    PS. WalMart is insane. Protect the backs of your heels! I’ve lost all the skin on mine on Sunday afternoon after people ramming their carts into me!

  7. 40, 50, 60… Age makes no difference.

    *sigh* 🙂

  8. If only back rubs with no strings attached were real…

  9. I put a sexy nightie in the Big Tuna’s stocking every year. For me, not for him, he would need an extra, extra large teddie.

  10. HA! You summed it up perfectly!

  11. That would so be LW!!! And that would be why I have never even attempted a coupon book. My list would be exactly like yours though.

    It’s nice to dream…..

    Happy Holidays!

  12. LOL a great laugh!

  13. I have to admit, I got lucky. My husband gives me a backrub every night. He wishes it would turn into a naked backrub, but he’s OK if it doesn’t. Sort of.

  14. Yep, sounds about right!

  15. That is SOOOOO true… that is why I shall never suggest a coupon book!!! lol But Sex is constantly on the mind for any average male.
    Awesome post!

  16. Sounds like my husband, especially him not getting the coupon book, part!

    CJ xx

  17. At least they are easy to please!

  18. coupon book is a cute idea. i did it was bf once for massage, special meal, etc….

  19. be it they are 18 or 80.. it’s ALWAYS about sex!!!

  20. Sounds like you could cover his needs with just one coupon, not so much a whole book!

  21. Yeah. I’m pretty sure you’ll get some good deals at wal-mart. Totally worth it.

  22. Haha! Well if you can’t find anything at Walmart at least you know what your fall back option can be. I bet it would be cheaper in the long run…

  23. i resemble that…i mean resent…lol

  24. i like your coupon book! i need me some non-bitching vacuuming 🙂 MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  25. I think 20 to 40 year old men have a lot in common. Too funny!

  26. But isn’t all the sex worth it for the vacuuming, the sleep-ins (I think you should do several of those, by the way) and love letters?

  27. Simple men are great. But it’s a lot more fun to be complicated :p

  28. So, do they sell Sex at walmart now?

  29. haha!
    mine’s good about telling me what he wants, but i’m way too practical for gift giving some times! i wouldn’t mind just saving money for a bigger present down the road!

  30. Last time we had sex, I got pregnant (I’m 11 weeks). I have found puking in the bathroom, well within his earshot, every morning, sort of kills the mood…

  31. Oh, i’m glad my husband isn’t the only one who has a list like this!

    I found your blog through Mom Bloggers! 🙂

    Have a Merry Christmas!


  32. That is so funny and so typical!
    Have a Merry Christmas and I hope he likes his Walmart presents.

  33. mmmm; Sex 🙂 Is it bad that you’re husbands coupon book looks similar to the one I’d dream of getting? I love sex, & an average of 5 days a week just doesn’t cut it. Since I usually end up picking my own present anyway I wonder if I could make this for him to give to me? Let’s test it out- I’m going to find my craft supplies now.

  34. you never fails to make me laugh! sooo right. i want your coupons though:-) Merry Christmas!

  35. Hilarious – I read your post to my DD – he doesn’t get it!!!

  36. Oh honey, if you think it’s bad at 40 just wait until he’s 57. Animals! 🙂

  37. kathy downey says:

    P.S wait tell he hits his 50’s …i like your coupon book!

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