We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.
Supposedly that is a Dr Seuss quote. Did he really write that or does Pinterest just say so? I don't know but I like the quote. I think there is a lot of truth in it.
My husband and I celebrated our twenty-sixth wedding anniversary this week.
We didn't do anything big or amazing. Life is busy and crazy as usual. We left the kids at home and went out for Chinese food. We sat in the almost deserted restaurant and ate exactly the food we wanted and discussed how nice it is to have kids that are old enough to be left at home. We went straight home after, regretting the fact that there isn't a bookstore close enough to be practical. We walked in the door and picked up life were we left off; homework, and time for bed, and did you do your chores?
I have friends that I know think we should have dressed up and gone to a fancy restaurant or had a party that went late into the night, that he should have bought me jewelry and flowers and wine. That isn't us.
We are a Chinese food on a week night kind of couple.
Marriage is a strange thing. You commit to spending your life with another person who has his own idiosyncrasies, interests, annoying habits, and ways of doing things. Somehow those differences have to mesh with yours. It can be hard and it can be a lot of work. But it can also be joy filled when you realize you have found the person who gets you, the person you can depend on. The person who is willing to take you out for Chinese on your anniversary because that is what you really want.
My husband and I are both a little weird. I am glad we found each other