You would think that after being married for almost 11 years – YIKES! I would inherently know what to expect from hubby. You’d think I could no longer be surprised by any of his quirks, or his actions. You’d think that I could complete his sentences and just know what he’s going to want for dinner or how he’ll answer a question. BUT, if you really believe that, you haven’t been reading the blog for very long.
Because the only constant in my life, is change. When I’m POSITIVE hubby will only eat plain pizza, he orders sausage & peppers. When I’m certain beyond any reasonable doubt that his favorite beer is Heineken…. today it’s not, it’s Arrogant Bastard (yes – this is really a beer.. and very aptly named for my hubby – HA!). But tomorrow it could just as easily be DogFish Head… and next Tuesday it just may be some sort of Dead Guy Ale. You see, hubby likes to be difficult, annoying… ok, he likes to keep our marriage spicy and fresh and new – he does this by constantly changing his mind and by constantly making me second guess everything I think I know about him. Now, that’s love. I’m sure he’s doing this for my benefit – so I get to re-discover him each and every day. I get to fall in love with someone new all the time. UGH! Really, I just want to smack him upside the head and say… “you can’t be absurdly adamant about something one second and then pull a complete 180 in your opinion 2 days later!” And he would ever-so-lovingly reply “why not?”
And so here I sit… always wondering what new thing I will learn about hubby today. Maybe it truly is that men never grow up…. Because his behavior is not unlike that of my toddler. He’s easily distracted. He can immediately forget what he just told me. He’s difficult simply because he’s testing his limits. He’s engrossed in something so completely for 10 minutes and then he’s moved on to something totally different. I think I just discovered something. I live with TWO 2 year olds (although, only one can annoy me with his beer choices!)
Sometimes, I write these blog posts and I find myself way off on a tangent… but I guess that’s what happens when you’re in love and you simultaneously want to smack your spouse upside the head. You’re pulled in two opposing directions and reeling yourself back in when you’re ranting can be tough. Today’s post was supposed to be about t-shirts… and geez… look where I am. So, here’s my graceful transition to t-shirts….
It all has to do with that consistency thing again. There is generally one thing that’s IS consistent. Hubby has preferred clothes. So, while he may have a full closet and many drawers full of options, he wears like the same 5 things… over and over and over and over. He is imparting this lovely “style” to our son. Any time I send hubby upstairs to grab an outfit for mini-hubby, he comes down with one of the same 2 shirts. Every week, the same 2 shirts. His response “well he likes these shirts”. My response “YOU like these shirts… he’s 22 months old – he could sort of care less what shirt he has on…. unless you make an issue of it!”. I suppose if I wait long enough, like almost every other “consistent”, one day I’ll wake up and hubby will have decided on a brand new “every-day” shirt for our son. Or, one day I will wake up (this one is probably more likely) and our toddler, will indeed have his own opinion of shirts – and he will demand the same shirt every day. Will this be learned behavior directly from his Dada OR will this be normal toddler behavior that will now be exhibited by BOTH of my children??
I can only imagine a day where mini-hubby and Hubby are now teenagers and they are both eating the same thing for lunch every day, drinking the exact same beverages, giving the exact same reason that cannot (or will not) do laundry, wearing the same shirt every day (still)… until that one magical day. The day where they wake up and decide that the lunch-of-the-week has fallen out of favor only to be replaced with another “new” lunch that will get consumed for the next month straight. OR, at some point, will my toddler surpass my hubby and actually grow up into diversity? If there’s anyone taking pity on me from out there in the universe… the latter will be my future. Please, oh please, let this be my future!
Here my friends… is one of the 2 favorite shirts (and yes, my Super Men are mighty cute!)