8 happy years
Yesterday was our anniversary. My husband and I have been married for 8 years! Because my mom is here, we were able to go out to dinner to celebrate without the kiddos. His toast to me...."Here's to making it past the 7 year itch"....how romantic!
We actually had a lovely evening at The Melting Pot Fondue. It was fun, nice novelty. The chocolate fondue dessert was to die for.
During our dinner, we talked about the fact that 12 1/2 years ago working at the summer camp where we met..who would have thought that we'd be living in Minnesota with THREE kids. In those days, we used to hear a baby screaming and turn to each other and remark, "Reason number 2321 why not to have kids" or witness kids fighting in a restaurant and say, "Reason number 4839 why not to have kids" or see a child running away from her mother in a crowded mall and comment, "Reason #5743."
Now, we laugh as we realize that our children exhibit each and every reason that we used to witness in other kids. But the difference is, we can quadruple the number of reasons why we're thrilled to have our little darlings. I mean really, who can resist the light curls, the giant eyes, the devilish grins. Sure they can be taxing on our marriage sometimes, and we just look at each other like, "Oh my, what have we done?" But in actuality, we wouldn't have it any other way.