I am in love with love.
As much as I love cerebral indie movies, my favorite ones will always be the ones where girl-next-door gets guy, the girl has a falling out, but then girl gets the guy, and they live happily ever after! You know, à la Hallmark romance, right? Marriage doesn’t quite look like that, though…I think you’ll see what I mean…
I love that he knows my late-night cravings
What are those sweet nothings that he whispers in my ear? Talk of tacos and a Crunchwrap supreme? Oh yes, I would like that in a combo and please don’t forget a million packets of salsa. We’ll absolutely share a pop with two straws, please! And oh, you want to watch the Great British Baking Show with me when you get back? He gets me.
I love that he forces me to take a shower
I have so much to do, and I just need to clean up! But look at your bright eyes…you lovingly glare at me and redirect me after a long day with children. He doesn’t judge my many stains on my shirt or the fact that our toddler just spilled coffee on one of his books. Children cling to him while he pushes me directly into the bathroom so I can have a moment of peace and clean underwear. Isn’t that just so sweet of him?
He finishes my quotes!
He knows my passions and my forgetfulness when it comes to remembering lyrics to a song or even a movie line. But he sees them as fun quirks that he likes to find just like a Where’s Waldo book that never ends. He can quote You’ve Got Mail like the back of his hand, but when I quote Meg Ryan and say, “I was mad and terrible,” my husband lovingly says, “Honey, I was the horrible one.” We truly finish each other’s sandwiches!
He cleans up the bodily fluids.
How romantic! My husband is always the one to take that one child that has subsequently tossed his cookies because he knows I will puke sympathetically. He knows that my gag reflex is often triggered by the awful stench that comes from a sick kid. His first instinct is to create a game plan, and oh my…is that just something that makes my heart flutter! Who says true love can’t come in the form of lined trash cans and in between toilet flushes?
You can’t fit all of that on a Hallmark movie or a card…because it is that much better!