How to be the Perfect Wife

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Well, friends of My Life and Kids, it’s that time of the month again!

Wait, no. That came out wrong.

What I meant to say is that it’s me again, Katy in a Corner. And I’m here with a very timely video that is a slice of my everyday life as a perfect wife.

How to be the Perfect Wife

It’s basically what would happen if I starred in my own reality TV show: The Real Housewife of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

It’s a one-woman show in case you’re curious. No one else wants to be seen on camera with me. I already asked.

I say this video is timely because my husband was pulled over for speeding in our minivan on Labor Day weekend for the third time in a handful of months. And, though I nearly blew a gasket, I kept my perfect tongue perfectly tame the entire time.

Not a WORD of frustration crossed my lips. Not an “I TOLD YOU to slow down!” or an “Are you KIDDING me?” or any other type of exasperated response.

No, I took the high road and sat quietly in the passenger seat. My lips sealed, relaxed and without pursing. My hands neatly folded in my lap and not clenched in anger. My sunglasses perfectly positioned to conceal my eyes, which rolled so far back in my head they still haven’t made their way back around again.

I already have plans for How to be the Perfect Wife: Highway Patrol Edition.

(Katy in a Corner) is a professional speaker and blogger/vlogger who talks about monergism, marriage, motherhood, military life, mental illness, and marshmallow fluff. When she’s not ordering her children to stop jumping on the counter tops, she’s gathering photographic or video evidence of it to use on her blog.

You can read more at Katy’s blog, Katy in a Corner, and you can follow her on Twitter or Facebook.


  1. Debbie McCormick

    September 11, 2013 at 7:54 am

    I’ve seen this one before, but yes, it is even funnier the second time around.

  2. Kellie

    September 11, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Hilarious! “I’m tired…but not too tired.”

  3. Sarah

    September 11, 2013 at 9:01 am

    I think this is my favorite one yet. I love Katy!

  4. Sue

    September 11, 2013 at 5:51 pm


    “You’re right.”


  5. Kat Caldwell

    September 11, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Did it hurt to suck all those lemons and say all that? Lol

  6. Desiree

    September 12, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    I need to show my husband..because he thinks I am the only wife on the planet who nags,hates his driving and hates his “gas”

  7. Katy Morgan (Katy in a Corner)

    September 12, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Kat, this is just my normal operating mode. πŸ™‚

  8. Katy Morgan (Katy in a Corner)

    September 12, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    Whoa, whoa, whoa! Desiree, I think you’ve missed the point. I don’t nag AT ALL. (Ahem.)

  9. Katy Morgan (Katy in a Corner)

    September 12, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    He’s ALWAYS right. πŸ˜‰

  10. Katy Morgan (Katy in a Corner)

    September 12, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    Thanks, Kellie! That was my husband’s favorite line too.

  11. Katy Morgan (Katy in a Corner)

    September 12, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Thanks so much, Sarah!!!

  12. Katy Morgan (Katy in a Corner)

    September 12, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Awww…thanks, Debbie! This is Brian’s favorite video, too. Because it’s just so true-to-life.

  13. Katy

    September 18, 2013 at 10:53 am

    You crack me up! Especially the Bass Pro Shops line. My husband loves that dang place and ALWAYS wants to go if he sees one. I’m glad I’m not the only imperfect wife. πŸ™‚

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