January 28, 2011

The Truth About Marriage (well, mine, anyway)

i don't read a lot of blogs, but i read a few.  most women don't mention their husbands much, but when they do, i have to wonder if they're telling the truth.  can your marriage really be that perfect?  is that even possible?  well, today, i'm going to tell you the truth about my marriage. 

we're not very good at teamwork, especially when it comes to the kids.  my husband is entirely too concerned with whether or not the kids like him.  that leaves me to be the bad guy, the one to always say no to fun things, make them brush their teeth, clean their messes and go to bed.  this really drives me nuts, but given the fact that all of our children are girls, i know it won't be long before they're mostly just embarrassed by everything that he does.  just knowing that his day is coming gives me something to look forward to. 

we're not the very best of friends.  my husband doesn't listen to me.  i repeat things over and over and over (i suppose that means i nag), he never listens until i yell.  at that point, he gets this far away look on his face and smiles.  i think he believes this look is convincing me that he's finally listening.  it only makes me want to yell more and maybe step on his toe or kick him in the shin. 

i hate the fact that he makes up words, tries to comment on things he knows nothing about, he walks around singing, making up the words to songs (but believes they're the right words), he tries to dance which involves lifting his knees to his neck and pointing his fingers in different directions, but i put up with it because i love him.  also, he puts up with the fact that i'm a control freak, i hate sharing my feelings, i don't like to cuddle, i yell.  i spend way too much time in the shower and i make fun of almost everything that he likes.

we're not perfect.  we didn't fall in love at first site.  we fight.  we don't have everything in common.  we annoy each other.  we embarrass each other.  we are happy together.  we can laugh at all of our shortcomings.  i'm not sure i'd really change anything.  i couldn't think of anyone i'd rather share this life with.

 

4 comments:

  1. I couldn't agree with you more! I love my husband dearly also....but I yell, I don't like to cuddle and half the time I don't listen to his ramblings about fishing and hunting..glad to know I'm not alone!
    -L.S.

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  2. Oh boy!!!! This was FuNnY!!!! I always feel guilty when I read other blogs and hear about how great perfect their husbands are, so every once in a while I try to find a highlight about mine and chirp about it.
    Truth is we are polar opposites in just about every aspect of our lives...city/country, east coast/west coast, antique/modern. I won't even go into the fact that I gave up my job that I had for 7 years, had a baby and then moved hours away from all friends and family just so that he could pursue his career. The funny thing is though he is the best husband in the entire world...for me. I am not sure why we work so well we just do.
    I love your blog because it make me reflect on my life and how imperfect it can be at times. More importantly it makes me realize those imperfections are a small price to pay for all the "good stuff" I've got surrounding me.

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  3. I agree. My husband and I have little in common, but I do believe opposites attract. But more importantly, we love each other enough that we make it work. He's my best friend and he makes me laugh and we can share anything. Although at times he drives me to the brink of insanity (and I'm sure I do the same to him), I wouldn't trade him for the world. It's then you know you've found the right one.

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  4. boy, i'm glad i didn't receive comments by people who are appauled at my attitude toward my husband! i'm actually surprised. i'm not sure how i managed to fall in love with and marry the MOST annoying man i've ever met, but i did. thank goodness.

    megan, are you saying that you like to read my blog because it makes you feel better about your life? ;)

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