Robert got a new phone today. He said something about how he was going to make sure he went about normal business, undistracted by the new toy. Then he proceeded to go to shave, where he held the razor about three inches from his face and stared at his phone without blinking. I expect to hear from him again in a week or two.
It’s things like this that simultaneously are adorable and make me love him, and make me glare at him. Marriage is full of those. In the beginning of a relationship he’ll always leave his socks strewn all over the house and you’ll think it’s just hillarious and adorable. Someday however there will be a turning point where you’ll go, WHY CAN’T THEY JUST PUT THEIR SOCKS IN THE BIN? You’ll take it personally. It’s a sign of disrespect! They’re doing it to annoy you ON PURPOSE. Why won’t it just stop?
Everyone thinks their relationship is super special and this will never happen, but it does. We all have our moments. In the beginning of a relationship I think we’re all so enamored with our partners we have giant rose colored glasses on. It’s like when you have a baby and their stinky poop is the cutest thing in the world, and then suddenly they’re two years old and have taken a dump in your closet. It’s just not so cute anymore.
In the moment, you’re really mad about the shit in your closet. I mean, there is shit. In your closet. But, as long as your heart is open, an hour later (or maybe a day or two) that will be the funniest thing that ever happened to you. You’ll be planning on bringing this up when your child gets married someday and can’t wait to post about this on their facebook when they’re teenagers.
That’s one of the best things about love, I think. That I’m human, and want to hide my husbands phone when he ignores me while he plays on it. And at the same time, I get out my own and snap photos of him holding the razor while he stares at his phone in a trance because it’s just so cute. It’s loving someone, even all the things that infuriate you in your human moments.