Talking with Ryan today and then listening to some music tonight, sparked this blog. When we were talking tonight, I was talking about how taking our daughter to an amusement park will surely ended up in an injury. Now, what does my just back from sea, still fresh in boat mode husband say:
"You are one to talk."
*sigh* lol God bless boat mode, it gets better!
"Hey! That wasn't my fault! I was sick, but I'll give you credit, I did walk into that one."
"Well, you actually fell into it."
(Backstory, I passed out in the middle of Disney, black eye, slight tear to my eye lid, gnarly scrap, ect.)
One thing I can always count out is that my husband will joke around. As he told me once after we first moved in together, if he wasn't joking with me he didn't like me. Well I guess after almost 7 years of jokes, he still likes having me a around. I can definitely already see the change the sea has had on him. He is back to himself. Ryan + long shore duty = Cranky Ryan. I hate the entire "being away from him" part of sea duty, but it's a little quirk about him that makes him him. He is a sailor.
It's amazing the little quirks that you get used to and miss. I never seem to miss the big things as much. I always miss the small details - How he says my name in the morning, the short jokes, the wise cracks, ect. And apparently I still have horrible timing to call him RIGHT as he sits down to eat. *grin* LOL
We have the road trip coming up, which should be interesting. We both have "quirks" about road tripping, and this will be our first road trip to Phoenix since Ali came along. I will say that this patrol brought me a new understand of things - including my husband's little quirks. Like some days, he just has to have a day to himself. He got a good chuckle when I asked for that for our anniversary and then a date night with him.
I can't believe that this September marks seven years. As some people have asked me, "Why haven't I killed him yet?" I just laugh. He is an acquired taste that if you just judge at first glance, he might come off harsh. Have we had rough patches? Sure. I think all couples do. But, like the point of this blog post, it's the little things that help get your through. I can always count on him to be calm and keep things grounded. (Lord knows I live in the clouds 95% of the time.) I feel so blessed to have him in my life. Wouldn't trade him for anything. Well, maybe a non-snoring model. *snicker* Nahhh. Too quiet!
Ryan laughed when he first heard this song, because something very similar happened to us like the cake talked about in the song. Not to mention, he laughs everytime I get all frustrated or upset over the little things that happen to go wrong.