Tuesday, December 13, 2011

We're Still Laughing

Yesterday, I posted about how my hubby and I were celebrating our "Lucky 13" anniversary.  Well, I'm still lucky, but the day didn't turn out quite like I had planned.

Admittedly, I don't remember our first anniversary very vividly.  It would have been on a Sunday (since we got married on a Saturday) and I know we had recently moved into our first home.  I do remember taking from the freezer the top layer of our wedding cake that had been so carefully wrapped and so carefully moved from our apartment to our first home, taking one bite, and spitting it out because it was freezer burned and tasted terrible.  We had a good laugh over that!

Yesterday, on our 13th anniversary, we were reminded how different life is these days.  It was a Monday (which is rarely a good thing), but started off routinely enough getting everyone up and off to school.  After  Bible study with a great group of women, we got to see our little one perform some Christmas music with other 4 and 5 year olds from her preschool (so sweet!).  At lunchtime, the day was going pretty well, but it was all downhill from there!

I picked up my two oldest from school that afternoon and also brought home a 4th grade boy who is my oldest daughter's science fair partner.  My suspicions that there was more to their "relationship" than a science fair project were quickly confirmed (or else it is a very funny science fair project because there sure was a LOT of giggling going on).  In the midst of her science fair project research session/4th grade date, I had to give my girls some bad news.  My in-laws, who live right behind us, had to have their dog put to sleep.  Since Lady lived so close and spent a lot of time in our yard, my girls loved her like she was one of ours.  You can imagine how they took the news (especially the animal-loving, vegetarian 9 year old who had her "science fair partner" over for a date work session).

After all that drama, my hubby had to leave for a meeting at church that, of course, ran long.  I finally managed to get some resemblance of a meal on the table much later than our normal routine and then hurried through baths and to bedtime.  Our rushed and already behind schedule bedtime routine was interrupted by crying from Rachel's room.  What now??  I went to check on her and was informed by my hubby that her two pet frogs were belly up!  Eventually, Rachel cried herself to sleep.

So, for this anniversary, instead of romantic gifts, we got three dead pets and our 9 yr. old's first date (kind of).  Instead of pulling year-old, freezer burned cake out of the freezer, we fished two dead frogs out of their tank and found an appropriate box for their funeral.  My how things have changed in thirteen years!!!

There's one thing that hasn't changed, though - we're still laughing!!!  Sometimes, there is just nothing else to do!

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1 comment:

Jeri Kleiber said...

:( At least you remembered your Anniversary. My Husband and I got married on May 18th. Last year on May 19th it occurred to me that we had missed our anniversary (Neither one of us even remembered)!!!!

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