Score With Your Man

Love, Self

So, it seems as though Super Bowl has almost become a national holiday.  You might hear, "So what are you doing for Super Bowl?"  Magazines fill their pages with dozens of recipes for the "perfect" snacks and sandwiches.  Families get together and watch the halftime time show like a Christmas parade that a child couldn't bare to miss.

Since all of this pretty much revolves around the television, I'm going to offer a sit-com solution to a few football related slip-ups.  In order to really score with your man, you're going to want to try some role-reversal.  Don't be afraid to be a little open-minded and see what happens.  My awesome idea comes from The King of Queens  when the men are advising eachother about women, saying that "You've gotta treat your girlfriend like your wife and your wife like your girlfriend."  See my examples: 

Slip-up #1- "I'm his girlfriend and I hate being ignored practically all day, but I still want to experience this day with his family." Do Not: go to his/his family's house and pout all day.

Solution:  Act more like a wife by offering to make something for the party.  Go grocery shopping the night before for the supplies and (of course) beer.  Walk the aisles with your man and try out your domestic side.  Learn what a good price for a twenty pack of Coors Light and watch him look at you with that gleam in his eye when you tell him, "Hey, stick with me pal and wrap one up for you at Christmas."  Bring your dish on game day and offer to serve it as a bonafide part of the meal.  Serve your man his plate, even if the eating style is not that formal.  Throughout the game, occasionally offer to get him another beer or refreshment.  You might even get lucky and catch eachother in the kitchen.  Something as simple as handing him something as he smiles and secretly smacks your behind could just be great inticmacy in disguise.

Slip-up #2- "As a wife to a big sports fan, I always prepare everything, so people can make a huge mess and I end up exhausted, all for a game I could really care much less about."  Do Not:  get in such a passive-agressive mood that the majority of the time with your guests is spent gossiping about what a couch potato your husband is.

Act more like a girfriend by offering to watch the football game at a sports bar.  Grab your trendiest sister or girlfriend and snag some hot-chick clothes(or just buy some).  Ditch your usual look (ie. wifey look) and go with your husband to a hot spot to watch the game.  Even if you don't like football, you can eat and drink whatever you want without having to cook or clean.  Go ahead and (eh..maybe) flirt with your husband and make him feel a little younger.  The game isn't really too much longer than a good lingering lunch date anyway, so relax and don't think about home for awhile.

So go ahead and treat your boyfriend like a husband and your husband like a boyfriend for a chance to score this Sunday.  Good Luck.