For example: When we first got married, I was overly sensitive. I thought Walt Disney had it right in the way women are supposed to be treated. I'm referring to the princesses, of course. Can I just throw in there that Belle was always my favorite? I have a soft spot for being a bookworm. Plus her prince was rugged with long blonde locks and piercing blue eyes...
Anyways, I thought my husband was supposed to make those guys look like newbies in the romance department. Mr. Walt you made some great movies but TOTALLY led me astray when it comes to the romantic expectations I should have of my husband. He lets me down. Not because he doesn't try (or hasn't ever tried is probably a more accurate way to say that) but because his 'romantic' actions aren't things I would have thought to be meant to sweep me off my tired, swollen feet. So when we first got married I spent a lot of time building up resentment and frustration and hurt feelings over things that, for the most part, weren't his fault. Lesson learned. Things are much better now. :)
It all really boils down to communication. That idea was emphasized in a major way today. We have no water right now. No stinkin' water. Thanks to not paying attention when the wife is talking and not following up with the husband to make sure he heard, we won't have water until tomorrow. If they are quick about turning it back on. So, who is left without a shower and a way to wash dishes tonight?! That would be me. Oh and don't forget the $40 they need to conveniently charge us just to turn it back on. *It's a hard knock life, for us; it's a hard knock life, for us...*
I am so mad I want to take a light saber to my husband. I am so tired. I am so ill (if you can't tell). I am so dirty (well not really, but just knowing I can't have a shower makes me feel that way. Tell me I'm not the only weird person like that?). And lemme just add *so broke* to that as well. OH man. I don't know everything about marriage.
So, if you are having a not so great day or you yourself are finding you don't completely understand your marriage- take heart.
I need to go apologize to hubby for wanting to dismember him with a light saber. He doesn't deserve that. Maybe a soft kick to the shins, but not a light saber. Afterwards I'll probably just pop in a Disney movie and chomp on a PB&J since I can't cook.
Communication, people! Don't forget it.
Until next time,