Don’t make this ginger snap!

My husband wasn’t cooperating when I tried to pull him into my guard yesterday, so I did what any good BJJ practitioner would do, I kneed him in the face and gave him a black eye! So, maybe next time he won’t resist so much, and he’ll just do what I want him to do, or he’ll get more of the same! Of course I’m kidding, not about giving Joe a black eye, I totally did that, but it was an accident (that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it! ;).

We started out Ethridge class by doing slow-rolling, which for me usually lasts about five seconds before it turns into regular rolling, because I’m allergic to slow. Then Coach Amy upped the resistance and intensity, so by the end we were starting on opposite sides of the mat, moving towards each other, and from the moment we engaged we had thirty seconds to submit, which was essentially supposed to replicate one of the most difficult things to practice in Jiu-Jitsu: the scramble.

red head wifeSince Joe and I were moving fast and scrambling around, it’s not surprising that someone caught a knee, but what’s usual is that it happened to him instead of me, because I’m normally the one who gets it during Ethridge Jiu-Jitsu class. I really do feel awful about giving him a black eye, but I couldn’t resist the opportunity to tease him about it, and one of the things I told him was that if I injured him without even trying to, think of how bad it would be if I kneed him on purpose!

I just wonder, when people ask him about his eye, will he say “My wife did it.”? It should serve as a warning to anyone who might want to mess with me, because I could tell them “Look what I did to Joe, and I love him, so imagine how bad I’d hurt you!”.

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