Thursday, April 12

If You're Happy and You Know It*

Hubby: Come take this "Happiness Quiz" in the Southwest Airlines magazine. I filled mine out on the plane and I want to see how you score.

Me: You are so competitive.

Hubby: Me?! You even compare our blood work after our physicals.

Me: That is not the least bit odd.

Hubby: Okay, I'll read you the questions and you answer them using the scale 1: not at all like me to 5: extremely like me. Ready?

Me: Oh, fine. But I'm a happy person and we both know it.

Hubby: Just answer the questions! Okay--"I have more good days than bad days."

Me: Five.

Hubby: "I matter to other people."

Me: Five

Hubby: "I enjoy things every day."

Me: Five

Hubby: You can't just answer "Five" for every question! That's not happy, that's delusional. 

Me: Why? What did you answer for that one?

Hubby: "Two."

Me: "Two" ? You have got to be kidding. And you wonder why I say you're a "glass is half empty" person. 

Hubby: But I said "Four" to "I take time for leisure activities".

Me: I would hope so since your day to day existence appears to be less than satisfactory.

Hubby: YOU don't take time for leisure activities.

Me: Who has the time? I'm too busy making myself happy and obviously spending futile hours trying to make you happy as well. Was Eeyore a role model for you as a child?

Hubby: Very funny. Just finish answering the questions.

Me: Two. Four. Five. Five. Five. 

Hubby: Okay, let me add up your score. See? I knew it! You score in the "I Want Whatever She's Having" category.

Me: You know I live in my own Happy Land and it's very enjoyable there.

Hubby: I want to live in Happy Land, too. I can be more like Tigger.

Me: I know you can, honey. You just need to choke your inner Eeyore to death first. Then picture two Tiggers running joyously through Happy Land together. See? Isn't it fun there?

Hubby: Um... On second thought, maybe someone needs to stay home, and by "home" I mean "In touch with reality".

Me: Fine. No Eeyores allowed in Happy Land anyway. Didn't you see the sign?

*a Scribbles Hubby favorite


  1. Sometimes you need an Eeyore in your Happy Land to serve up a contrast, to show you just how happy you are.

  2. Fun post. We have at least three Eyores in our family; two sons and brother in law. Any my small grandson said to me the other day: " daddy's glass is full, mummys glass is half full, but mine is three quarters empty". Sad but true. I tend to hover around the half empty, and I think that's realism rather than pessimism. I think...

  3. So funny this could be us. I prefer to look on the bright side, moaning git, well he moans!

  4. Dear Crayon,
    tigger is always quoted in our family ("Tigger eats everything! Except of...") I find Eeyore hilarious - in the book. I love a sound mixture of optimism + realism!

  5. I think you should write a motivational book called 'Choke Your Inner Eeyore to Death'. I honestly think so. It would make millions.

  6. Husband is definitely Tigger, and our glasses are half full. We are lucky!

  7. I usually respond with a bunch of ones.

  8. We need Eeyores. Imagine a world full of Tiggers.


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