Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Some Things Never Change

It's funny how things change over the course of time in a husband/wife relationship. Trucker and I will be celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary tomorrow and we to have changed. Or at least our relationship has.

After Saturday's Prom festivities and all subsided we spent a relaxing Sunday together with the Rug Rats while Princess slept in. Trucker finally was able to mow the yard since the rain let up, cut some tree branches, and do general outdoor work, then we decided to cook burgers on the grill.
The Rug Rats cousins were next door at their grandmother and all were playing outside and having a grand time. Blowing bubbles, playing in the water hose and sprinklers, and chasing each other around the yard. Trucker and I had front row seats to the excitement. We talked about your normal stuff, watched the kids, birds and squirrels play. We talked about how much more yard work we wanted to do by planting flowers in the empty beds, what to do about the eyesore of a club house that sits in our backyard, one trucker built for his kids many years ago that now is falling down, and just sitting in companionable silence together. It's nice to know that we as a couple can just completely relax with one another and not spend the time constantly talking, flirting, and trying to figure out what the other is thinking. Just sit and enjoy the sights and silence together.
We have both grown in the last couple of years into what some might consider a boring couple. We don't feel the need to party, to always have something on the agenda to do, and fill our time together being on the go. We are content to just be together.

Later that night after tucking the Rug Rats into bed and the house was silent again, trucker and I crawled into bed. We both flipped on our bedside lights and picked up our books and started reading. After about 30 minutes of this I noticed trucker watching me out the corner of my eye. He continued this for a bit of time and I just kept right on reading and ignoring him. Finally wondering what the heck he was doing I asked him. His response "How much longer till your done with that book? I've been waiting all day long for nighttime".

I guess in some ways we haven't changed one bit. Which is also nice to know as well.


Meg said...

First off Happy Anniversary!!!! Second, YOU rock as a mom, a wife a blogger and my friend! I love your stories and the reality behind them!!!

Snooty Primadona said...

Ahhhhh.. nothing like that comfortable silence so many others never find. Way to go girlfriend.

Very nice story as another layer is peeled away.

Mental P Mama said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Nothing like the quiet companionship of someone you love.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! It's it great to be in a relationship with someone who you can just be yourself with, and you enjoy spending time with?

Jennifer H said...

Happy Anniversary! It sounds like you've got some of the best things figured out. ;-)

Treasia said...

Thank you everyone for such lovely anniversary wishes.