I was thinking the other day about the 7 year itch people talk about(since our 7 year anniversary was Sunday). I was wondering is the itch between the 6-7 year or the 7-8 year? I am hoping it is between the 6-7 because I never felt the itch and so if it is was then, I am good and totally in the clear, and the 7-8 year should be smooth sailing, right?
As I mentioned we celebrated our 7 years of wedded bliss on Sunday the 31st. Well how did we celebrate you ask? Spending 9 hours in a crowded plane, or in a busy airport, flying across the country, fighting with two very irritable, sleep deprived, sugar highed kids, and two very ornery, sleep deprived, exhausted parents. Not exactly the most exciting of our anniversaries, but the week leading up to it more than made up for the actual day. I did get a "Happy Anniversary" from Ryan though, so that was good. He actually remembered it this year. (We won't mention the big 5 year where Ryan's dad had to remind him that it was our anniversary).
And since it is an anniversary I will mention just a few reasons why 7 years ago I decided that Ryan was the one I wanted to spend forever with.
I am pretty sure that Ryan is the ONLY person on this earth who could live with me. He doesn't have very much patience normally, but for some reason he has TREMENDOUS patience with me. I can be beasty sometimes, I know, I know hard to believe right? :) And sometimes we argue. Again I know this is hard to believe, but he is always the one to apologize first, and I mean always, even when he knows that I am wrong. I really admire that about him.
He also NEVER criticizes me, even when the house is a mess and the kids are being neglected, and I am still in my pj's at 3:00 in the afternoon. He just lets it go, and acts like that is normal for a mother to do.
He cooks dinner every night. Yes, EVERYNIGHT! I don't think I have cooked dinner for about a year and a half. He knows that it is one thing I totally hate, and so he does it for me. And I appreciate it everyday, and the food is always delicious. (Well except the one day he made home made pizza and it tasted like a rusty can).
Ryan is also a very hard worker, and very smart. Sometimes I wonder why in the world he would want to marry someone like me who is about 3 levels lower on the intelligence meter than he. (Ok you are right I gave myself too much credit, probably 5 levels lower). Even though he is so much smarter he never treats me like I am dumb. He loves to work and is very good at what he does.
Ryan is also a very good father. He helps me so much with the kids and always lets me have a break when I need one.
Yes, I could go on, but I will stop now and just say I am so glad our paths crossed in a terrible English class 7 years ago.
Love you Ry.