More on the Department of the Obvious

Last night at dinner, my husband asked my eldest son, “What is Mom’s favorite color?”

“Green!” said my son.

“Why do you think green?” I asked him.

“Uh, I thought you said green was a good color for chalkboards.”

It’s true. I did say that one time. Once.

So then my son called my daughters, asking them, “What is Mom’s favorite color?”

“Blue!” answered one daughter. “Most of her clothes are blue.”

“Blue!” answered the other daughter. “Periwinkle blue.”

My husband and my son looked at each other as if they still weren’t quite sure about the answer.

So then they asked my youngest son. “Blue!” he answered.

“How do you know that for sure?”

“Her dog is named Azure and she loves that name.”

HOW do husbands (and sometimes sons) have a knack for missing the obvious?

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Mocha with Linda says:

    That’s too funny!

    And ( need funny right now!

  2. Billy Coffey says:

    Please don’t be so hard on us guys. We’re bumbling, yes. And hard-headed. And we sometimes forget the important things. But we try to do better in our own way, and deep down we all know we just couldn’t make it without you.

    Still, that really was pretty funny…

  3. Suzanne says:

    Oh Billy…I apologize if it sounded as I was man-bashing! You sound like the kind of guy who definitely knows what his wife’s favorite color is. Thanks for commenting! ~Suzanne

  4. Lily Ann says:

    If it makes you feel any better, I assure you my husband would come up the wrong color too!! Not even sure the girls would know. Just between us…’s green!

  5. where’s my post? not writing the whole post out again lol you missed a typo mods