I realize that today many couples live together before getting married, kind of as a trial run. I am really glad Hubby and I didn't go that route. He might have discovered a few things about me that would make him re-think the whole marriage idea.
I don't cook. I can, I think, if I really really try. In fact, I cooked for a house full of elderly priests one summer. No one died, and they didn't lock me out of the house. My father-in-law asked me every evening if all the priests were still okay. Luckily for me, Hubby cooks. He is an excellent cook, in fact. If he didn't fend for himself, the poor man would starve. The kids would think all food comes in a can, and that taste in food is optional.
Since I don't cook, I suck at grocery shopping. If it's not written on my list, I don't buy it. Even if it's something we buy each and every trip, like, oh say, milk, it has to be written on the list. If I go shopping without Hubby, I spend money, I bring home bags, but none of it goes together into meals. I end up with 16 cans of tuna, canned tomato soup, and dried pasta noodles. Yummy!
One thing I am good at is cleaning. I clean like nobody's business. If Hubby puts something down, I pick it up and put it away. Or throw it out. I harp at him to stop walking through the house with dirty shoes on. I nag him to keep his laundry IN the basket. I dust, I tidy, I put away the books he is reading. When I get pissed off, I clean. I tear around the house, scrubbing with a vengeance, and god help anyone in my way.
If we had lived together before making this legal, he might have found out that I tuck in the blankets, I need tons of pillows, and the lights go out at ungodly early hour. I hate his music, he hates mine, and we totally disagree on what makes a book entertaining (Who reads history for fun?!).
Thankfully, he had no idea what was about to happen to his life. And now he's in, signed on the dotted line, and there is no escape. I'm taking him grocery shopping this afternoon so he can cook me a yummy supper tomorrow night. He must really love me!