Spring break started two days later. In the beginning, I was in a tizzy with momentum. I was taking kids to parties and play dates and pizza places. I cleaned out 90% of the baby/kid clothes from the basement. I stayed on top of the trash, recycling, dishes and kid baths. And then Monday hit with its cold rain, and I lost a bit of steam. My mom came yesterday and I lost even more steam, but it was the good kind of steam. It’s where you let it out slowly and surely, because you CAN. It feels good. I then sank into the my desk chair to do some work while she took the kids to a pizza restaurant for dinner. We woke up today for the good kind of adventuring and then sank into the couch in happy relief when the sunny sky became overcast.
Speaking of adventure, Cassidy will come home on Saturday – the day before our seventh anniversary. Seven year itch and all. I think it’s quite the opposite of the seven year itch – in some ways, we’re just beginning. Beginning again. Third time’s the charm? And Rabia and Lisa’s Tuesday Ten this week is about ten things you appreciate (or adore) about your significant other.
1. His hair. Some people start off strong, and I start off with perhaps the least important part of this. I like hair. A lot. I like to run my fingers through it. A lot. And if you have a loved one with a shaved or bald head, that’s cool too! I’m sure you find other places to put your hands. Me? I like this. Only because he’s mine and it’s his. If it were something else? I’d like it too.
2. I appreciate his taste of music and how willingly he shares his wisdom of classic rock.
3. I appreciate that he lets me teach him a few things about music too..
4. He has that certain something that some of my family members have that I inherited. It’s something I imagine my father had too. It’s a love of life. It’s a passion for living. It’s joy and dizzying highs. Natural highs. It’s running and leaping.
5. It’s that he’s not anxious. I’m often amazed that people can go through life by calmly going on interviews, public speaking, getting on planes, and doing big adventures. I can do some of those things, but not without a lot of self-talk and deep breathing. There are times in my life in which I feel I can do anything, so I do know what it’s like. And it just makes me want it that much more. Permanently. And if that is not to be the case, always or never, I’m glad I have a husband with that ability, because I’m darn sure he passed that on to both of our kids. It is swell watching them play, and ultimately, I want IN.
6. I love that he’s FUN! He’s that dad who doesn’t tire. He runs around the playground and never seems to stop. And he has endless patience with our kids and all kids. The other kindergarteners all high-five him when he drops Scarlet off.
7. I adore that he believes in magic. Always has, and I hope always will. He once said that the world will try to beat it out of you, but a belief in magic is what drew us together, and hopefully it will stay with us.
8. He has a pretty great sense of humor. He could have married someone else and lived an entire life without fart jokes. Can you imagine? Well, maybe that isn’t the worst thing, but I’m sure glad he doesn’t mind my endless zaniness.
9. His nerdy/geeky/whatever obsessions. Sometimes people tell me I’m an excellent wife because I “let” him have a ton of toys and memorabilia all through our house. Well first of all, he’s not Des. He doesn’t need me to “let” him do anything. We can compromise, though. Second of all, I like all of his stuff. Third of all, he “lets” me throw my own toy bantha into the mix and everyone thinks it must be his, right? It’s not. It’s all mine. And don’t think I don’t have my own fun with his masks:
10. He’s very creative. Insanely. I can’t do it justice in a top ten list, but this whole blog will show you – all along.