Friday, July 25, 2014


SO.  Yesterday afternoon I was feeding Thing 3 and waiting for the husband to come home from work when a nice teenage girl showed up.  It's cool, I knew her.  She just stood there at the door smiling at me and I was like... "soooo..... what can I do for you?" and she was like "Your husband is surprising you.  I'm watching the kids tonight."  

A night out??  I don't have to set up the sitter??  Niiiiice.  And then, in walks the husband with a dozen roses and chocolate.  It has not been the greatest week so I figured it was a "Hey, let's do something nice for you so you stop stomping around the house like an annoyed T-Rex" surprise, but it was actually a "Hey, we met 10 years ago today!" surprise.


TEN.  FREAKING.  YEARS.  I mean, I know the big wedding one is coming in January but that's still soooo far away.  Like 5 months.  Because yes, I got married that flipping fast.  But... dang.

And instead of being all goopy and dreamy about 10 years together, my mind is reeling from the fact that I am now 10 years older than when I was single.  DUDE.  What would 10-years-ago say about where I am today?  I mean, if I think about it, Jared seems about spot on.  He's got a fancy corporate jorb and he's a bishop and wears button-up shirts to work and Dropkick Murphys tee shirts when he's not at church.  That sounds about right.  But me??  I did NOT picture any of this.  I'm not saying I'm hating it, but I also don't feel like I made a conscious effort to become this half-crazed mother of three.  I feel like it just kinda happened.  I got married.  Then I had a kid.  Then... then... then... this happened. This is freaking me out. 

As I was panicking on the couch today, I decided to take a selfie of me to compare to whatever picture I could find of me 10 years ago.  As I was snapping it, it realized behind me was a closet with crap spilling out of it and a photobomb by the Dude, who has been belting out the lyrics to Schoolhouse Rock's Electricity and TROGDOR THE BURNINATOR all day.

Yeah.  That sounds about right.



Cathie said...

I got married faster! Met the end of August, first date in September, married the week before Christmas. I still don't know what I was thinking.

Jane said...

You know, perspective is a wonderful thing.
When you got married, Tarzan and I had been married for FOUR WHOLE YEARS and figured we were the experts and it was about time the other siblings caught the boat. Now, 10 years, 14 years whatever, it's almost the same thing.
The divide is just not so much anymore.

The Atomic Mom said...

Oh my heck ... Diaryland. There's a memory.

Anonymous said...

Your selfie made me laugh. Your blog made me remember. Once upon a time I use to preach the necessity of the young engaged taking parenting classes. What a waste of time. It's a clueless adventure. BUT…what matters is that the young engaged care, strive, and hopefully have some fine examples from their youth to bounce off of. That life which pops forth from thine loins is a crap shoot tied to a roller coaster. Hang on Sloopy. It's worth the ride if you keep your Eyes on the Prize.

HEAR YE. I need to document the fact that I ran 3 miles and didn't feel like death.  So just to make sure it wasn't a fluke, I did...