Crazy Love

In observance of Valentine’s Day this coming Sunday, I thought I would dedicate today’s post to the spirit of love. heartsYea, I don’t really know what that means either but go with me for a minute. Full disclosure: we don’t actually celebrate Valentine’s Day in our house. If it weren’t for covid, we might have gone out for dinner (not for any reason other than we all need to eat at some point so why not) and would’ve called it a day without much hoopla or recognition. For the record, celebrating or not celebrating this occasion is, to me, not an indicator for the abundance or absence of love in a relationship.

Anyway, since we’re all here I thought I would share some amazing bonuses to being married while we’re on the topic of love (also, a girl needs content):

  • You always have someone else to drive you around. You might get to your destination with one more reason to start anxiety medication, but you’ll get there nonetheless!
  • Gaining extra weight is nearly impossible because someone is always there to eat the rest of your meal… even as you’re eating it.
  • You become a pro at splitting things in exact equal parts like every scone, piece of cake/pie or delicious treat because any discrepancy in portion size could lead to an argument about which spouse is trying to mentally harm the other.
  • You don’t need a hairdresser during lockdown. girl interruptedAlbeit there will be some yelling, your hair likely won’t be straight (or far from it), you’ll wonder if your spouse is horizontally challenged, and you’ll probably look like you belong on the set of “Girl Interrupted II” as a movie extra.
  • You become exceptionally skillful at finding creative places to hide your favourite snacks.
  • You always get some sort of gift every time you enter your ensuite bathroom (think wet counter, the obvious, or beard hair decorating your sink).
  • You are never alone… when watching your weekly show. There is always some sort of background commentary to remind you that you don’t live with an adult but a distinct man-child who likes to make fun of what you watch.

All jokes aside, Valentine’s Day can be a hard day for some. Maybe you lost a partner recently and this will be the first Valentine’s Day without them or perhaps you are finding it particularly tough to be on your own at the moment. Whatever the reason, I hope you see the love that exists in your life and find comfort in knowing that you are not alone. I think, in life, it’s important to consistently maintain full perspective and be positive, but also to be as realistic as possible. No relationship is perfect, not everyone is happy all the time. Marriage is lovely and it is hard. Being single is liberating and it can be challenging at times. This weekend (and maybe all the days of the year), let’s try to remember and celebrate all the types of love in our lives.

To my husband: I am the crazy one- thank you for seeing my crazy, pretending it isn’t there most days, and loving me anyway. 

 

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19 thoughts on “Crazy Love

  1. Awww, this is such a cute post. You make marriage sound amusing (in a good way). Though I haven’t really celebrated Valentine’s Day since college, its annoying me more this year cause I’m single. 🙈 But hey, it’s a day of love so well I’m going to spread love nonetheless. 😊
    Hope you have a fun day with your hubby! ❤️

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  2. Ohhhh, that’s a beautiful tribute!! I’m so glad you have such a wonderful husband!! YAY!! Happy Valentine’s Day to you all!! 🙂 I hope you and your husband have a relaxing day!! Your list made me laugh out loud… and it made me slightly glad (just a little, you know…) to be single! 😛 I had no idea they made a sequel to Girl, Interrupted, but the haircut reference there was hilarious, and the image as well! I agree that celebrating Valentine’s Day or not doesn’t really mean anything one way or the other. Usually, I’m happy if my dad gets me some chocolates. [Eyeroll.] Utterly romantic, I know. Here’s hoping I find someone great sometime in this lifetime!!

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  3. I love this! Relationships are filled with all kinds of bonuses… my boyfriend often jokes, “You didn’t put THAT on your dating profile” when I do something particularly ridiculous. Life is absurd and love, whether romantic or platonic, is so often just finding someone to laugh (or cry) with about it all.
    I hope that your “just another Sunday” is a good one, filled with lots of love! ❤

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  4. Your husband and I would hit it off. As a guy who takes great pleasure in making a comment as I pass by while my wife is watching the latest edition of The Bachelorette, he is somebody I could hang with. My wife tolerates all my nonsense, and we do make each other laugh. Pssst, by the way, I’m looking for fresh hiding spots for my snacks. My wife cracked the code and found my latest stash.🤣

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    • Hahaha you guys would get along I bet. I always joke about tolerating my husband but he definitely tolerates my antics too lol and I totally agree, laughter is the key!! Most nights we are almost in tears laugh-crying about something either of us did. 🤭

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      • Sounds familiar. Those “tears, laugh-crying” moments are the best. We couldn’t help but laugh at the pure absurdity of our jobs sometimes.

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  5. This was lovely! I hope you had a nice Valentine’s. We don’t celebrate either; I just put out some surprises for our two boys. I tell my husband that if he wants to get me flowers it better be on any random day because he wants to, not on V Day because he feels like he HAS to! Lol. I too can relate to the wet counter and the beard hairs….argh!

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    • Haha those lovely gifts keep on giving don’t they (bathroom surprises)! Yes, on Sunday my local grocery mart was just men standing in line at the florist’s kiosk and the greeting cards stand lol it was hilarious to see them coming out in droves.. Thanks for reading and commenting! 🙂 Hope you guys had a lovely Sunday too!

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