the newlywed game

You know what’s fun?  Being a newlywed.  People still congratulate you and want to see your rings and ask whether it feels different now that you’re married.  It’s great!  It’s like this little cocoon of love and goodwill that follows you around.  And I’m sure that after a while, it’ll fade, and then I’ll just wish that he’d turn his stupid socks right-side-out before he puts them in the hamper.  But for now, I am fine with the socks and with everything else.

The whole sock thing, though, does bring up another point — when you’re living with someone, what about those little habits that start to come out that just make you nuts?  I mean, I really do think that our life together is just peaches and cream, but sometimes there are those teeny tiny habits that you just can’t seem to overlook in your better half.  Luckily, we choose to laugh ours off and work to better them (for the sanity of the other one), but that doesn’t mean they’re not there.

If I had to guess, I would say it drives Mr. Lovely bonkers when I leave my DIY projects half done and laying around everywhere.  Not kidding, there was a piece of posterboard with a pile of glitter on it just laying on our floor for three days straight last week.  Right in the middle of the floor.  Probably also my obsessive need to make the bed first thing every morning is a little crazy to him.  That, and the fact that I almost never – and I mean never  – refill the ice cube trays.

When it comes down to it, though, he gets used to refilling the ice trays and I get used to turning the socks right-side-out.  Because hopefully, you look past the tiny shortcomings and see the life that you’re making together, and see that it’s good.  Piles of glitter and all.  xoxo

3 thoughts on “the newlywed game”

  1. I loved this post! My husband is forever leaving (size 14!) sneakers EVERYWHERE! It drives me nuts, but I try to remember that I do a million annoying things I wouldn’t want to live with either! Like leave half-finished crafts laying around for weeks! 🙂

  2. This reminds me of the time we had our roommate talk over the bread crumbs that were left on the counter after I would make a sandwich. I never even noticed there were breadcrumbs. Now, if I make a sandwich I put it on a paper towel or plate. Ha! 🙂

    xoxo gretchen

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