Time flies when you are having fun.
Too cliche? Maybe but it is true. Getting married and starting a family was the best choice I’ve made but I have learnt a lot from being married for 10 years.
This weekend my husband and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary. We got married relatively young (21 & 24) and didn’t date for a huge amount of time. We jumped in with two feet and have changed a lot in 10 years.
Here’s what I’ve learned after being married this long:
- His chewing still bugs me. I thought this would go away or become cute. Nope. Still can’t stand it.
- Watching him parent is frustrating because he doesn’t respond the way I would. Because of this I have learned so much from him and have become a better parent by watching and learning.
- He gets cuter with age.
- He still doesn’t put the dishes away.
- Gift days like birthdays and anniversaries aren’t important. Everyday gestures like how he stops and gets my favourite chips on the way home from work are important.
- We fight. A lot.
- We make up more.
- He knows exactly how to push buttons and piss me off quicker than anyone else but that is because he knows me better than anyone else.
- He knows how to make me the perfect cup of coffee and will hand it to me before talking in the morning.
- He’s been in the family long enough that I don’t have to explain where he is after Christmas dinner. Everyone knows he is downstairs napping. Usually with kids jumping all over him.
- I complain about his snoring but when he is gone for the night it doesn’t feel right.
- We can push each other to do more as a couple than we did individually. Settling and living a boring life is not an option for us so we make sure we encourage each other to get out of our comfort zones.
- We can have very different opinions on the big topics (religion, politics, finances, etc) couples fight about and still be happily married.
- We can still kiss and mean it. Butterflies and all.