Category: Marriage

When you’re at odds over crying …

The toddler recently had a bad night. We’ve gotten spoiled, I suppose, with him sleeping peacefully from 8:30 p.m. until 7:30 or 8 a.m. Granted, it did take THIRTEEN MONTHS of horrible sleeping (and the end of breastfeeding) to get to that point. But now…

I love you like a pregnant chick loves tea biscuits

Five years ago today, on Valentine’s Day, Darling Husband (well, then he was Darling Boyfriend) presented me with a diamond engagement ring. Today? Not quite as romantic. The Toddler of Terror kept us up throughout the night screaming — SHRIEKING, actually — and they…

My Husband Rocks Friday

Dear Darling Husband, Thanks for being my own personal moving man, and getting all of our belongings safely to the storage unit or here at Mom’s. I know we’ve moved in, and the long, sweaty days of moving and lugging furniture are over for now,…

Public service announcement: When your husband goes on vacation

I miss Darling Husband when he’s at work.But sometimes? When he’s home?He drives me friggin’ insane. I feel like a bitch even writing this! I love my husband like crazy! We’re coming up on our anniversary (three years married, 11 years together), and he’s…

Not Me Monday: Date Night edition

Yesterday afternoon, Darling Husband and I went on a Date Night. Well, a Date Afternoon/Prevening. Because that’s what you do when you have a cranky teething/sick 11-month-old and you feel too guilty between away from him at bedtime (and fear no one will want…

Putting it out there

Change is really hard for me.So is uncertainty. Putting your home on the market is terrifying, especially when you are the kind of person who hates not knowing what’s going to happen. And that kind of person who worries constantly. And the kind of…

Big changes are a-comin’!

Oh, hi. I think I forget how to use a computer. I just untangled my fingers from the cord of the vacuum and managed to finally put down the Windex bottle. I have basically done nothing but dust, wipe, vacuum, organize, neaten, sweep, tidy,…

It’s not so much fun anymore

DARLING HUSBAND: Uh, we need to discuss something. ME: What? DARLING HUSBAND: You know the shower? ME: Yeah? DARLING HUSBAND: There’s a problem in there. ME: You mean that the drain cover keeps moving around, because you washed the screw down the drain? DARLING…

Another kitchen miracle

A couple of weeks ago, I made dinner out of nothing here on Laptops to Lullabies. And I was damn proud of myself. Me! The girl who is faaaamous for opening the fridge and cupboards and whining that there is nothing to eat, when…

Babies: tiny marriage destoyers?

Whoa, whoa, whoa! The Globe and Mail just published an article called, Darling, this baby is coming between us, that talks about how having children can ruin a marriage. I can understand that having children puts more financial stress on a couple. And makes…

I love you. Please leave me alone.

Darling Husband and I have been together for a long time — since junior year of high school — so we often get the whole, “Wow-you-guys-have-been-together-forever-what’s-your-secret?” question … The truth? Being together for almost a decade doesn’t mean it gets easier. Our relationship — like every relationship — takes…

Wordless Wednesday: Date Night