Promises, Promises

By cinnamon_girl, Flickr, Creative Commons.

Little did my husband know…

I’m so thankful that, when Lou and I got married, we didn’t write our own vows.

Instead, we just stuck to the big ones: sickness, health, richer, poorer, etc., etc.

I think it’s pretty cute when other couples write their own vows and say, “I’ll let you play video games,” or “I’ll laugh at all your jokes.”

But, had Lou and I made those kinds of promises to one another, there’s no way I could be true to my vows.

Ten promises I’ve broken to my husband:

1.  I told Lou that as long as he put the clothes in the washer and dryer, I would have no issue folding them right away.

2.  I’ve promised Lou that I won’t let the kitties lick my plate after a meal. As I write this, Mia is chowing down on some leftover tomato sauce.

3.  When I became a freelancer, I told Lou that, each day, I’d at least wear mascara. I didn’t even make it to week two.

4.  Because I work at home, I also insinuated that I would take over all the dishes and general house-tidying responsibilities. Psh!

5.  I don’t think I need to explain what has happened with the ironing.

6.  I’ve also promised Lou that I would always, always want to hit the trail.

7.  I’ve assured Lou (countless times) that I will squeeze the toothpaste from the bottom of the tube. I just checked our toothpaste and in spite of his rolling up the end, I’ve still squished it from the middle.

8.  I also tell him I won’t let hair go down the shower drain.

9.  When Lou bought his guitar amp, I told him it wouldn’t bother me at all when he played. After all, what kind of a wife wouldn’t support her husband’s art?

10.  “If you let me get another kitty, emptying the litter box will be my job.”

Side note: Now I have Promises, Promises by Naked Eyes running through my mind. Listen and watch the rockin’ 80s video here.

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4 thoughts on “Promises, Promises

  1. You two are marvelous together. Like Robrt’s house, it wouldn’t work for me, but that doesn’t mean I don’t find it awesome. ;)

  2. Oh, I was thinking about the whole week so far: thinness, e.g., as a component of self-esteem (which I don’t intend to sound critical of — I’m just fortunate to be comfortable being both fat and blessed with the self-esteem of a honey badger), letting him be the man (my self-sufficiency was a huge turn-on for him), etc. You two are starting strong and will obviously evolve into other patterns that also work for you. Every strong marriage is different.

    Also, we are old, tired, and crabby. ;) We used to do almost everything together and dance to the Ink Spots while we did dinner dishes. It turns out he’d prefer not to go out, travel, or socialize much, and that’s totally fine. And I’m a slob, so as long as he doesn’t hide my stuff I accept all other permutations of housework.

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