(41) Funny Things Newlyweds Experience
It will be 2 years in September since I got married. Time sure flies! I never thought I’d meet my husband on a Sunday afternoon, in the middle of March laying by the pool. Dreading Monday and pretending it was already summer, I met B. I always wondered who I could possibly marry, but it is true, I married my best friend. I married the man that makes me laugh on the hardest of days, hugs me even when I’m a porcupine, and makes up random songs with me on the way to church. I married Brandon, who has given me true love. The kind of love that respects, waits, and is patient and kind. Our wedding was a dream, but most of all I married my dream come true. I love you
There are a lot of expectations about getting engaged or married when being single. I know I had my own pre-conceived thoughts and expectations. Some of my expectations were things like: we will eat together every night so cute and perfect (no), we will do the dishes together looking into each others eyes so happy, we will wake up on Saturdays and talk/make lunch together. Even though a lot of those things sometimes happen, I definitely had to shift my expectations a couple months after. Now, being married there are things that I am glad I kept important to me when dating.
The four qualities that were important me were:
- Values: a person’s principles or standards of behavior; one’s judgment of what is important in life.
- Character: mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual.
- Love for God: God being important part of their life and their guide to hear His voice.
- Commitment to the relationship: relationship based upon a mutually agreed-upon commitment to one another involving love, trust, honesty, and openness
Being married for me is like looking in the mirror and seeing so many things in my personal life I need to work on. When I first got married a lot of things came up in my life I never really knew I needed to work on. Marriage has shown me so many things about myself and caused me to work through things I would not have before. God was really kind to bring me Brandon to help prune me and show me changes I need to make in my life.
With both good and hard times in marriage there are a lot of funny things that happens as well. You do not have to be married to experience some of these, but I was excited to share some of the funny situations that have happened between Brandon and I:
41 Funny Things That Newlyweds Experience:
- Normal text include, “do we have any mustard?”
- Having weekly budget meetings
- Your partner falling asleep on the couch which leads to contemplating waking him up or having the bed to yourself
- When your husband has designated “pizza Sunday”, but you’re trying to resist and have that “summer bod”
- When you do eat pizza, your husband divides it directly in half so it’s “equal”
- One partner is ready to be social, the other is ready to stay home
- Have a missing pillow case being an act of war
- Pet names that twist and turn into stranger names that aren’t even words
- The pain on your husbands face when you accidentally say one of these pet names in public
- Avoiding opening the clean dishwasher
- Putting sheets on the bed is a lot easier with 2 people
- Picking your battles: deciding if the towel on the floor again is actually worth it.
- Taking/eating each others food without looking or being caught *I can’t believe you ate the last fry*
- Taking turns cooking when the other person is sick
- Waiting for the other person to watch the Netflix show
- Acting like you haven’t seen the episode when your partner is back to watch, but really you watched it yesterday
- Researching for hours what show to watch next, 92 hours later still looking and never picking anything
- First words in the morning are typically, “hey what do you want to eat today?”
- Having really intense dreams and needing your husband to apologize for what he did in the dream
- Deciding to do a 100 things before it’s time to go *husband complains* reminding your husband that he married a girl.
- Asking your husband to hold your hand and pretend like you’re dating
- Husband ask you to drive, *you drive great* husband decides women can’t drive *I never have to drive again* problem solved.
- Marking your name on phone chargers, so no one can steal yours
- Constantly hunting for a phone charger
- Having full conversations with each other from opposite rooms or texting each other in the same house
- Finding new ways to go on dates
- Pretending it’s your first date *omg, hi I was so nervous to meet you* until your spouse chimes in *please stop we are married*
- Trying to make new married friends, but everyone is single and everyone who is single thinks everyone is married
- Pumped when you meet a married couple you both like – hoping they like you back.
- Being in a really bad moods, so your spouse informs everyone, “she just needs to eat something”
- Sending calendar invites to each other to plan life
- Having a very involved convos with your husband with a green face mask
- Emailing daily pics of dogs to husband thinking it will make him cave
- Listening to the other person’s alarm clock go off 100 times when it’s your day to sleep in
- Having a prayer partner at night *please help him not cram things in the refrigerator anymore,amen*
- Having a prayer partner that prays for you and fights with you
- texting *we need fabric softener* *what’s fabric softener*
- Having someone to lean on and listen because they are legally bound to you & have to listen to you till you die.
- Crying and having that person be on your side, but them also telling you the other person’s probable side
- Having someone have your back but also tell your the truth at the same time
- Being in a committed relationship and having a best friend… that has a male brain and thinks nothing like you, learning to love, make mistakes, and have fun.