The Best Wife Ever

Space Mountain: Form left to right, front to back, Shelley, Lynn, Matt, John, Cinders, Ash and Andrew

Space Mountain: Form left to right, front to back, me, Lynn, Matt, John, Cinders, Ash and Andrew

Disney was empty on New Years

Disney was empty on New Year’s Eve


Check out Andrew

Ha! Ha! Check out Andrew.


Showing the Andrew and Ash's wedding video while waiting in line

Showing Andrew and Ash’s wedding video while waiting in line.

Disney Gangnam Style

Disney Gangnam Style

January 1st, 2014, 1:00pm over lunch….

John: New Year’s resolutions everyone. I’ll go first. I’m going to get a six pack.

Matt: You know you can go to the store and buy one.

Everyone: Oh! Ha! Ha! Ha!

Andrew: I’m going to finish my rugby qualifications.

Ash: I’m going to try to live more with…

Matt: I’m going to stop interrupting people.

Everyone: Oh! Ha! Ha! Ha!

Ash: …less. (See more of Ash’s resolutions here.)

Shelley: My New Year’s Resolution is to continue to be the best wife ever.

Everyone: Oh! Ha! Ha! Ha!

Flashback to the middle of the night, January 1st, 3:00am….

John: Locking up. I’m not leaving the steps down because someone might drive into them. Be very very careful when you leave the RV. Good night. Love you. Happy New Year.

Shelley and Matt: Good night. Thanks for a great day at Disney. Happy New Year.


3:15 am…

Shelley: John.

John: Mmpphhh. What? What’s wrong?

Shelley: I can’t sleep. Both of the chocks should have been placed behind the wheels. What if we roll down the hill?

Like this.

Like this.

John: We’re fine. Go back to sleep.

Shelley: OK. But if we end up in the middle of the highway, don’t blame me.

John: OK.

Shelley: John.

John: Jesus Christ Shelley! You want me to get out of bed, in the middle of the freezing night, to change something that’s already safe?

Shelley: Only if you want me to sleep.

John: Why don’t you fix the chocks if you’re that worried?

Shelley: If you had let us turn on the heat, I would. But since you didn’t, I’d die of exposure. You can’t possibly…

John: Matt?

Matt: I’m so cold.

John: Of course you are. Both of you stay right where you are while I…. Ah! Ah! Ah! The floor is like ice. I can see my breath… AIEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

Shelley and Matt: Did you just fall out of the RV?

John: (Whispering in pain) Yes.

Shelley and Matt: Are you OK?

John: (Crawls back into the RV) I think so. Ughhhhh!! I might need a stitch in the morning.

Shelley: From here (under the mountain of covers) it doesn’t look too bad. Just a little cut. Definitely won’t need a stitch. Slap a bandaid on it and come to bed. You must be freezing. Wait. Stop. Throw some pants on in case you bleed through. I just bought these sheets.

John: You are the best wife ever.

Shelley: Awwww. That’s so sweet of you. Thanks.

Matt’s version of the night…

By Matt Smith

By Matt Smith

PicMonkey Collage

Day 129, January 3rd, 2014

Shelley and John

39 thoughts on “The Best Wife Ever

    • Thanks Cindi. Matt was publishing a comic strip online, but he was too slow to renew his site at the end of the year, and these trolls bought the rights and will only sell it back to him for $5oo bucks. Poop heads!!


      • Right! 🙂

        Unfortunately, no it’s not. It’s the mid 40’s and dreary rain. I WANT SNOW. I WANT COLD. I WANT WINTER.

        Judging from the weather report out of the US, I should be visiting family in Iowa or Maryland to get my winter fix! 🙂

        Hope you’re staying warm!


  1. Oh My Gosh!!! Can I please, please, please be adopted into your family???? You guys are da bomb! AND multitalented! Great comics by Matt – love your white hair patch he included. Too funny!!! 🙂


    • Right? My mother said my behaviour was abhorrent. Had to look it up. Felt worse when my friend’s mom bandaged him up the next day. It was cold. Perhaps not Minnesota cold. But cold. Thank you for understanding! 🙂


  2. Ah ya, that would be my Mom! You should have seen John the morning after. The cut was still all dirty so my Mom helped to clean it out and put neosporen on the wound . Those are our bandages on John’s knees! Just staking our claim to fame! Still laughing too! Couldn’t believe it! His scream woke up the whole neighborhood! Poor John! Welcome to the year 2014!


  3. Great post…I feel your husband’s pain. I don’t how many nights I have to get up to check the back door to make sure we locked it. I set the house alarm every night so is that big of a deal if the backdoor is unlocked? Luckily, I don’t have a wife that wants me to fall out of a huge RV and kill myself.

    And your photos are awesome…enjoy the trip!


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