Opposites Attract?



Bobbie is my childhood friend. She was married 12 years ago to her polar opposite...

Bobbie -
Dresses modestly, very conservatively. She wears long dresses (her mother-in-laws hand-me-downs are truly her favourites).
Rod -
I heard through the grapevine that his neighbor hollered across the street and told him to put his shirt on while shoveling the snow this past Sunday morning.
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Bobbie -
She's starting to get very 'green' around her home. No detergent, no shampoo, no disposable toilet paper.
Rod -
He has a yard (and a driveway) full of gas-guzzling toys.
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Bobbie -
She's trying to be health-conscious in their eating. She bakes everything with whole-wheat flour (even cinnamon buns!). *gag*
Rod -
His favourite food (even above steak or seafood) is Kraft Dinner Macaroni & Cheese. Next would be licorice, jube jubes and potato chips.
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Bobbie -
Can you say 'introvert'? She definitely gets her energy by being alone.
Rod -
Rarely will you meet a social-butterfly of this caliber. He bounces from one social setting to the next. Alldaylong.
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What do you do when you marry your opposite?
Well, mostly you celebrate your differences and enjoy your complimentary personalities.
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When you get tired of that, you go to a Christmas party where the hosts pulls out the Wii at 1am and you pull out a big can of whoop*ss on your husband on the boxing game.
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(I'm so sorry I don't have pictures! It's truly a travesty. All I can say is that it was way worth staying out until 2:30 for - even for a mom of three young boys!)
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5 comments:

Bobbie-Jo said...

That was sweet. Just the pick-me-up I needed. :)

Katrina said...

That was really neat... it was nice to get to know Bobbie-Jo better this way and now I found your blog! I'm a "queen to my 3 boys" as well. :o)
I'll stop by again, soon!

Renata said...

It's interesting hearing about Bobbie-Jo through your eyes! I think it's lovely that you are such good friends & have been since childhood!

Deborah said...

Lol! I've been known to make cinnamon buns with whole wheat too. Way to go Bobbie-Jo!

It is very special that you have been friends for so long. What a fun post!

Kimmie said...

I love Bobbie-Jo, how blessed you are to have her for a face to face friend. How wonderful that the Lord has deposited you into each other's lives for the long haul...I'd say blessed indeed.

Kimmie
mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted