Saturday, August 14, 2010

Ten Years

Wow, 10 years seems like no time at all. I think I love my husband more now than I did when we got married. We've matured, both of us, in different but compatible ways. I don't know whether to blame luck or foresight for the fact that as we've both changed, we've settled into a comfortable and loving spot rather than growing apart.

Anyway, like I said before, we're sitting at a big anniversary with an infant again. But it's not for lack of childcare offers that we spent the day with our kids. Another unknown: is it a good thing that we spent an ideal day with our whole family, or does that say something pathetic about us as a couple apart from the fact that we have children?

We had planned nothing. I pulled off some pretty convincing dancing around with the kids in the morning:

But Francesco had left for work on schedule, ass-early in the morning. Unbeknownst to me, instead of his usual routine, he went to the gym and then went and got flowers and pizza and surprised me back at home, just as I was settling into a pretty deep "wow we suck" kind of funk.

Fed and happy, we headed out to the beach:

And then dropped a somewhat appalling amount of money on supplies for the kids to make us dinner:

Maybe it's pathetic, and maybe it wasn't, that it was a really good day. We have a lot of years left for having good days without the kids, and I think it says good things about the rhythm we've set for ourselves that we're NOT sick of the life we have right now.


Beth said...
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Niki said...

The deleted comment seemed like a spam post for a floral arrangement business in the UK (tactful and nice, but still). If it was someone I know and I just didn't realize it, let me know and I'll put it back up.

~L~ said...

Definitely not the suck! I am glad he did that for you. Our cousin's family used to spend their anniversaries deliberately camping with their children. They felt like the children were the natural outcome of their love, so it only made sense to celebrate the marriage with the products of said marriage.

MDB_Mom said...

Ah, what a great day! And damn, your kids are good cooks. Check out the grilling skills!