Sweet Talkin’ Ken

Have you ever wanted to program your husband to say the right things?

Imagine. You walk down the stairs for a coveted date night with the man of your life after spending hours choosing just the right outfit to disguise your left over baby weight. You’ve spent extra time putting on your “face,” even taking the time to Google some make-up tips and tricks. With your smoky nighttime eyes, you walk past your man looking down at your freshly painted toes, hoping he’ll notice your lids.

You twirl, pretending to look at the television, giving him a view of you from all angles. “Hey,” he begins, and you hold your breath –

“You’re standing in front of the TV!”

Yep! I’ve been there, too.

But, hang on. There’s a new doll on the market – Sweet Talkin’ Ken. His box reads, “You make me talk!” Record a five second message in your voice, and it plays back sounding like Ken. According to Mattel, he’s the ultimate boyfriend.

For $19.99 you can have your very own sweet talker and let Ken say, “You need a break. Let me rub your feet.” “Wow. I didn’t know you could get any more beautiful.” And “Have you lost weight?” (at least until the battery runs out).

But is that what you really want?

Ken may repeat what you say, but can he actually rub your feet or surprise you with your favorite chocolate from the grocery store? And do you want your sweet talker to only say the things you create?

I’m guilty of wanting to change my husband to be softer, more talkative, more romantic, more aware of when I’m wearing a new outfit, more…like me. But if I were completely successful – he would be me.

I don’t want to be married to me!

Our differences not only make us stronger, they are the very things that attracted us to each other in the first place.

Ladies, I’ll admit I’ve wished I could program my husband a time or two. But when it comes down to it. I’m thankful I can’t. I’m blessed to have my man just the way God made him. God made men and women different for a reason. We complement each other. This complement has nothing to do with phrases of praise (compliment); it means we balance each other.

If you want to hear, “Honey you look marvelous!” in a deep electronic voice, buy the Sweet Talkin’ Ken. But I think I’ll take my $19.99 and take my charming spouse and our three darling kids to McDonald’s. Trust me. It’s a better return for my investment.

Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. Romans 12:3-6 NIV

4 Responses to Sweet Talkin’ Ken
  1. Ann Wilson
    April 11, 2011 | 7:14 am

    Carol, you are truly blessed by God with your many talents. Your gift of writing sure blesses me and makes my day! I wish for you a Wonderful Birthday that you will be blessed with many memories that will last always.

  2. Della Palmer
    April 11, 2011 | 8:58 am

    Your devotion today is excellent. Don’ we all wish for a Ken at times.
    I received your book last week
    I am not a new mother by any means but I enjoyed
    it very much.

  3. Kimberly
    April 12, 2011 | 10:32 pm

    You never fail to make me smile…and to make me think. 🙂 Great devotion, Carol! As frustrated as I may get with my sweet man at times, God has been showing me how we truly do balance one another out. I am thankful for how God uses my husband in my life. And if he was just like me? Have mercy! We would be in all kinds of trouble. I need my man to keep this girl in check. 🙂

    Excellent reminder! Love you.

  4. charlierita
    April 15, 2011 | 9:14 pm

    ladies, if you r blessed with a gentle man who has his loving moments, never throw him away. u r truly blessd. there r men who find it too hard to love the woman they r blessd with. please say a prayer for those women and men, and count your blessings. when he looks at you and smiles today, let it thrill your heart.