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The head bonk

December 10, 2015

My husband and I have bonked each other a time or two, but I never realized it was supposed to be a tradition when the tube was empty. Personally, I’d rather have a hug.

Patricia Johns


Mr. Johns didn’t grow up in North America; he grew up in central Africa where Christmas isn’t a big thing. When he married me, he didn’t do it for logical, well-thought-out reasons. He went on heart, a little nervous about what life with this North American would look like, but he loved me too much to pass up the chance.

So on our first Christmas where I was wrapping presents, I finished up a roll of wrapping paper, and then joyfully bonked him on the head with the tube. He looked at me in abject horror. In his mind, his beloved wife had just struck him.

Me: It’s a thing! I swear! When you finish up a roll, you bonk someone on the head with it. Here–do it to me.

Him (horrified) : No!

I still laugh when I remember it, and I’ve had to show him this meme to…

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  1. Thanks for the reblog!

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