Wednesday, June 5, 2013

A Husband's Perspective, Part 1

To give everyone a little break from my "voice", I thought it'd be fun to invite the hubs, or Tim as the rest of the world calls him, a chance to chat as a guest blogger for the next two days. In an attempt to not overwhelm him or give him any excuse to say "thanks, but not thanks", I gave him 5 questions to answer in his own words. I know I'm biased, but I think his answers are pretty honest and even a little humorous.

Without further ado, I give you my hubs' humble perspective on the first year of marriage:
Me: What's been the highlight of your first year of marriage?

Tim: I would say the highlight of my first year of marriage would be the feeling of being excited to come home every day. It's fun and exciting to know that when you get home someone who you love hanging out with is already there waiting for you and the two of you have the whole night together to do whatever, be silly and rehash the day with. So, no matter what is happening in the world or what the day has brought, I love feeling excited that my best friend is going to be there when I get back.

Me: Has marriage taught you anything about yourself?

Tim: One of the biggest things I've learned is that the way I do things, or have always done things, may not be the way the rest of the world does it. As you can imagine, this has come as a huge shock to me as I have the tendency to think that I do every single thing in life perfectly. So when you do something that you have done for all of your independent, adult life and someone looks at you like you may be crazy for doing it that way, you start to question if other people would find this odd as well. I have seen this look countless times throughout the past year, so I am starting to question everything I do now.....I wonder if Matt Damon leaves a dirty fork in the sink? No real reason to think of Matt Damon, just wonder if he does stuff like that as well. If he does, is it normal?

Me: Has it taught you anything about me (Britt)?

Tim: One of the biggest things that I've learned about Brittany is that she is quirky. I think I knew this already, but not to the extent that I am learning now. Just little things like having to check the bed for bugs before we go to bed.....having to have a fan running at all times when going to sleep....having to wash your hands before touching a fork, even though the only thing you've touched since the last time you washed your hands is a doorknob, etc, etc. Some of them are endearing and even cute. Some are just downright odd to me. An odd one would be the mystical "sigh". This is tricky because it has 50 different potential meanings and her quirkiness makes it impossible to determine which one. It could mean she is angry, relaxed, exasperated, just plain over it.....the list goes on and on. Sometimes I just blatantly ask what that sigh meant. I never know if I am getting a legitimate answer, but I figure if I'm asking, I am at least trying. Either way, I'm learning a lot of these things now and none of them have really bothered me or run me off yet, it's just stuff you never know about a person until you live with them 24/7. The nice part is, we usually get a good laugh out of them when I first figure them out. Well, at least I do.

A round of applause for my handsome guest blogger, please. Tomorrow we'll finish up with the two things that have challenged him the most this first year.

Thanks, Timmy! You're the best! Now go wash your hands:)


mama spike said...

I too know that sigh and have tried to analyze it over the years. All I have to say Tim, is good luck with that!

mama spike said...

I too know that sigh and have tried to analyze it over the years. All I have to say Tim, is good luck with that!

Mom said...

You are learning, are learning!!!!

Brittany F. said...

Mom claims that I've been sighing since a child, so I'm pretty sure it's nothing more than the fact that I hold my breath accidentally more than most people do. Half the time I don't even know that I sighed until someone asks me what's wrong. It's all good, everyone. I'm just holding my breath like a freak apparently.