OK, so it hasn't all been bliss, but show me a 100% blissful marriage and I'll show you a liar! Anyone who is THAT happy all of the time is hiding something.
So anyway, I've learned a lot in the last 10 years. Here are some tid-bits:
Husbands aren't great listeners. If you are conversating with your husband and all you get in response are grunts and words that sound like "yuh", he is NOT paying attention.
I have learned to NEVER leave any items of importance on the kitchen counter because they will inevitably end up in the trash. This includes new checks from the bank, receipts, curtains, passports, magazines, wads of cash...it doesn't matter, if there is something there, it goes in the garbage. I have spent many an afternoon searching the garbage bins for instructions to the new gadget we bought, or looking for a bill that needs paid. So I hide such items, and then forget where I hid them. It's a lose-lose situation.
Men do NOT understand a woman's need to accessorize. Purses, shoes, jewelry, etc. Because they have no need for such things, neither should I.
When he asks what I want for dinner, he really isn't interested in my answer, which 9 times out of 10 is tacos. He HATES tacos. I don't know why, who hates tacos? So he asks, I say "tacos" and I end up with something like, grilled chicken. GIVE ME MY DAMN TACOS!!!!
I could go on and on, but in the interest of fairness, I'll tell you some things he has learned in the past 10 years.
Women are sneaky. He asks "where did you get those shoes/that purse/those earrings" and I reply "What? These old things? I've had them forever!!!". I have also been known to pilfer money into a secret "purse account" that he has no access to. Tee Hee.
I am a hot mess. Literally HOT all of the time, as mentioned in a previous blog. I used to be cold all of the time. Freezing, I would jack up the thermostat and he would complain, which earned him the pet name "Heat Miser". Now, ten years later, it's the opposite. I would crank the air conditioner if I knew I wouldn't have to hear him screech when the utility bill comes. He puts up with me, another reason I keep him.
I am bossy. I try to be in charge of everything. Dr. Phil always says "Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy?" Well, Dr. Phil, being right makes me happy. I have backed off a bit and there are one or two things where he gets to be in charge, aside from the kitchen. He is in charge of the satellite TV and the bank accounts. Everything else is MINE.
Finally, there is Tommy, our awesome 7-year old son. He is the cutest, funniest, sassiest, smartest kid I know and we love him more than anything. If nothing else, he is ONE thing we got right, and he likes tacos too!!!
So here is to 10 years of marriage, and hopefully another 40. Stay tuned!