Anyway, I am not sure why, but for some reason it has been on my mind a lot lately. I would really like to know the Love Language of my husband and children. So, I have been doing a little research (the online variety...my favorite!). Of course, if I was doing this right, I guess I would just go get the book and read it...but where is the challenge in that, really?
Okay, so in my online explorations, I read that you can take a test to figure out your love language. So, I clicked on it. And my answer...YES!
I mean seriously:
I like to spend one-on-one time with you.
I feel loved when you give practical help to me.
Is there really a choice there? I like them both. It was totally like that with the whole test. So basically, in a nutshell the languages are:
1. Words of affirmation-I like those
2. Quality time-of course!
3. Receiving gifts-who doesn't like an unexpected prize now and then?
4. Acts of service-Love 'em
5. Physical touch-especially with no "expectations", Yeah!
So, do you see my problem? I have no idea my love language...I kinda like 'em all!
I also read that you should see how your mate expresses love to you and that is an indication of their love language. So, in the past week, Tigerfan has left me two sweet little notes, bought me my favorite "gourmet" ice cream and took me to breakfast, helped me with undone chores, hung out with me in the evenings after the kids went to bed, and rubbed my neck and shoulders, just because.
See, that is a problem...he does them all! That means he likes them all, too!
Now, I know Dr. Chapman is a renowned speaker, author, counselor and all, and I think this whole love language thing is a great idea. I just think that sometimes you can improve on a good idea.
For instance, in MY opinion...my love language is chocolate. Yep, chocolate and if ya throw in a diet soda, I'll be yours forever! Now, Tigerfan...he can take or leave the chocolate, but bake him a good ole apple pie and he is IN LOVE! And...the test works! Because what do I love to give more than anything? Chocolate...that is why I am forever making chocolaty, delightful desserts only to have them snubbed by Tigerfan because deep in his inner self, he just wants apple pie!
It totally works for the kids, too!
Football boy loves him some Pizza and Dr. Pepper. Nothing says "I Love You" more than some pepperoni and sugary, caffeine laden bubbles!
Baseball boy? Well, give him some salty chips and some fruit...with ketchup (ewwww!)
Dancer-Chocolate and Peanut Butter people...She has a lifetime commitment with Reeses. Throw in a little chocolate milk and it is the REAL THING-FOREVER!!!
It even works for the baby! Yep, give Tigercub a puffy Cheetoh, and all is good in the world!
So, I'm not sure if I'll ever figure out what Dr. Chapman would say my love language is...but as for my family, I totally have them figured out...I just need to go to the grocery store and probably plan to spend the latter half of our lives at a fat farm!
But at least we will be feeling the love!