This should really be a post somewhere in Our Story* but I couldn’t wait to write it. So you’re getting a post a little out of sequence… but I don’t think you’ll mind. haha!!
Now you may be wondering–what the heck does she mean by that title??
Let me enlighten you… the Hubster and I have been married for just over three years. Three years, two months and fourteen days, to be exact. I could also break it down into weeks, days and hours for you, but the gist of it is that we’ve been married for a while now. Right? Right. Well, it’s taken the Hubster three years, two months and fourteen days to believe he’s married. haha!
Almost immediately after we got married the Hubster looked at me with a big goofy grin on his face and said, “I can’t believe I’m married.” I thought it was adorable. This was no “Ugggggh… I can’t believe I’m freaking married…“, it was more of a “Wow.. I. am. married.” After all, it was a huuuuuge change in both our lives–all of a sudden we were living together, I had a new last name and he had a new person in his life that liked to be with him all the time. haha! It was absolutely understandable that it would take a bit to sink in, right?
This continued over the first few weeks after we got married… and I could never tell what triggered it. He could be looking at a jar of peanut butter, doing his crazy dance or watching TV, then he’d turn to me and say, “I can’t believe I’m married!“. I always smiled and laughed, thinking it would sink in for him by Christmas, our first one together.
Well, Christmas was peppered with goofy grins and “I can’t believe I’m married!“‘s. So I thought, maybe he’ll believe he’s married when we celebrate our first anniversary. After all, a year is plenty long enough to believe that you’re married, right?
Wrong. For the past three years the Hubster has often looked at me with a thoughtful smile on his face and out of nowhere said,
“I can’t believe I’m married!“
It quickly became a running joke with his family as he often said it when we were visiting his parents. After hearing it a few times his mother would give him a loving smack and make a joke about it. Now, you might be thinking, “What’s the big deal? So he says it every once in a while… big whoop.“
Oh no, my friends. If I had a dollar for each time I’ve heard this statement I’d be a very rich woman with lots and lots of beautiful shoes. haha! For a while this was being said nearly every day and was triggered by the most random things! It was almost perplexing for me–was there something I was supposed to be doing to make him believe he was married? I mean, it sunk in that I was married about 3 minutes after being married. haha! So what was up with the Hubster?!! I’m not sure we’ll ever know…
And then one day, it just stopped… he just didn’t say it. Or the day after that. Or the day after that. I actually didn’t notice it until a few days had gone by and I realized that those words were missing from his daily vocabulary. It took 3 years, but I think that my husband FINALLY believes he’s married…
…or at least I did until it popped out over dinner last night. haha!!