My son wants to marry me
Last week we were driving home from a playgroup when the conversation turned to weddings. "Who would you like to marry?', I asked Soren. He thought about it for a minute, and then replied with 'You! I want to marry you, Mommy! And you can wear your net on your head, and I will wear a tie because I'll be big!' It was one of the sweetest things I've ever heard, as cliche as it may sound. Tomorrow, Tyler and I will celebrate five years of marriage. I was interested in knowing what the average length of a marriage is today, and was brought to the stats canada website. While I couldn't figure out the average marriage length, I had to chuckle at one little point - 'people who do not subsequently re-marry after a divorce keep their legal status of divorced, regardless of if they are in a common-law relationship'. How miserable is that? Why couldn't you revert back to 'single', instead of staying divorced forever?!
Luckily, we are not headed for divorce. After five years of marriage, and two children, we are definitely in the busy stage of life. Days are long, money is tight, and we argue over stupid little things. We don't get to go on dates very often, and the days of sleeping late and going out for brunch are long gone. But... I know they will be back. Today is busy, tomorrow will be busy, next year will be busy. But all too quickly we will blink and our babies will be adults, and then it will be just the two of us again. It's a journey, and it's challenging at times, but I've found a great partner. He supports me through everything, and I couldn't imagine my life without him.
If we are not too tired we are excited to drink a bottle of wine that was given to us at our wedding! It was labelled 'do not drink for five years, until September 19, 2014'. For years 2014 seemed SO FAR AWAY, and yet here we are. Cheers!