marriage is a courtroom

Mike and I are coming up on our third year wedding anniversary in two weeks. We dated for three years and then got married a week after finding out we were pregnant with Nathan.

Every year, Mike and I have more disagreements about how things really happened, especially during the early stages of our relationship. He contends that I courted him. Not true, I distinctly remember being asked to a No Doubt concert.

He argues that my first apartment was a complete trash fest with papers and laundry scattered everywhere. I remain firm that the clothing piles on the floor were merely obstacle courses and sometimes I needed some in-house bootcamp to get motivated.

Sometimes Mike will ask me a question and I’ll answer even if I don’t have a fucking clue what I’m talking about and he’ll quickly call me out with, “You don’t know what you’re talking about do you?” and I’ll retort, “I am educated and I made a guess. That is an educated guess. How was I supposed to know that Steely Dan is a band and not a metallic person?”

Other times, I’ll use what I know about Mike’s past and pretend like they were my memories like in the video above, even though these events occurred before my birth and I often bungle up the details.

We were watching some TV show about Harry Chapin and I told Mike that in 1975, some of my buddies and I went to a Harry Chapin concert and afterward hung out with him. “And Harry even gave us his harmonica and his stool sample.” I exclaimed.

“Wow, that’s really interesting because in 1975, Harry Chapin gave my friends and me his harmonica and instead of his stool sample, it was THE STOOL HE SAT ON.”

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Comments

  1. You guys never fail to crack me up. If I somehow miss it later, Happy Anniversary!

  2. mrs. blogoway says:

    Steely Dan got their name from a sex toy. LOL.

    It’s a trip being married to someone older, that’s for sure… I’m going to a Peter Frampton concert Friday, for example.

  3. Pickles and Dimes says:

    Happy anniversary, you guys!

    “You don’t know what you’re talking about do you?” and I’ll retort, “I am educated and I made a guess. That is an educated guess. How was I supposed to know that Steely Dan is a band and not a metallic person?”

    That is comedy gold!

  4. Manager Mom says:

    Happy anniversary! Mine is Friday. And, if it makes you feel better, despite REPEATED lectures over the nine years I’ve been married, I still think that Steely Dan is a reggae singer, too.

  5. Ahhh, those are just small potatoes. The important thing is that you make beautiful babies.

  6. stfu? nfw. says:

    Happy anniversary. yours must be near ours… we were married 9/24. Also, B and I can never agree on where he first told me he loved me (2 weeks after we started dating). Was it at the children’s toy area at Seward Park? Or was it the parking lot at Seward Park? The world will never know. The important part is that it was said.

  7. Aw, Happy belated Anniversary to you both!

    And yeah, I’m old enough to know where the Steely Dan name came from . . . ’cause my MOM told me! Tell Mike to put that in his pipe and smoke it! Well, not really . . . but it does crack me up whenever you talk about the age difference in terms of rock and roll (or jazz or whatever category SD falls into).

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