The ‘I love you, sweetheart’ challenge

Last Friday, I came across something really interesting on Facebook and I thought to share it with you:

A group of married women gathered at a seminar on how to live in loving relationships with their husbands. The women were asked: ‘How many of you love your husbands?’

All the women raised their hands.
Then they were asked: ‘When was the last time you told your husband you loved him?’
Some said today, some yesterday, some didn’t remember…..
The women were then told to take their cell phones and send the following text to their respective husbands: “I love you, sweetheart.”
Then the women were told to exchange the phones and read aloud the responding text messages.
Here are the replies:

1. Eh, mother of my children, are you sick?
2. What now? Did you crash the car again?
3. I don’t understand what you mean?
4. What did you do now? I won’t forgive you this time!!!
5. ?!?
6. Don’t beat about the bush! Just tell me how much you need?
7. Am I dreaming?????
8. If you don’t tell me who this message is actually for, you will die today…!!!
9. I asked you not to drink anymore!!

and the best one

10. Who is this?

After reading this, I thought to myself, now when was the last time I said ‘I love you’ to my husband and … I just couldn’t really pinpoint when. I know it wasn’t that long ago, but yup, not being able to remember when I said it kinda said it all.

I picked up my phone and sent him the exact text that the women at the seminar were supposed to send. I paused before I sent it out. I had never called him ‘sweetheart’. That was rather weird and he would probably be wondering what happened (to me).

I decided to send it out anyway after pausing for a grand total of 20 seconds and I waited for the response eagerly. It was late in the evening, about time I hoped he would be back soon from work, and it was the usual time that I would text a naggy message to hurry him home. Ah, but that day, instead of a time-to-come-home message, it was a lovey-dovey one. Now just what would he think?

Usually he’d take forever to reply with a ‘ok, leaving now’ or ‘ok, need another 30minutes to complete something’ then of course 30minutes becomes at least 45minutes.

This time, he promptly replied within 2 minutes with, ‘I luv you lots too dear. Why the sudden burst?’

Well, the whole thing was kinda fun and I refused to tell him why until he got home. But I thought it was a nice reminder to not take each other for granted despite being married for years – something that is easily forgotten when almost all my time and attention are spent on the kids and his, on work.

And yesterday, I was in for a surprise when I received a text during his work hours that read, ‘I love you sweetheart’. Now he had not sent me a lovey-dovey text from work in a long while! I guess the reminder on Friday kinda helped. 🙂

So when was the last time you told your spouse you love him/her? Take the challenge today (and see if you get hilarious results too)!

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5 Responses to The ‘I love you, sweetheart’ challenge

  1. Motherkao says:

    Awww, that’s so sweet! But it’s just odd to call the hubs “sweetheart” if we’ve never used the word. Can it be replaced with any commonly used endearing terms under the challenge?
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    • simplymommie says:

      Liz, I know exactly what u mean! N tts what I thought about too but I decided to just go ahead with it n see if I get any hilarious reply. Do what floats your boat! Have fun!

  2. Kless says:

    Soooooooo sweet! 🙂
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  3. Ally says:

    That is so sweet. Well, will try on my hubby and see what response he has….
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