Last night I was driving Number 3 and 4 to swim practice, and the three of us were doing the same things we usually do. I was preoccupied with a million thoughts in my head. Number 4 was singing at the top of her lungs. Number 3 was staring out the window trying to tolerate […]
mar-a-thon (n): something (such as an event or activity) that lasts an extremely long time or that requires great effort
I’m not a huge Gwyneth Paltrow fan. I don’t dislike her, but I find her a little bit unrelatable. Except for this one thing. A while back, I read this quote from her about marriage. She had asked her father how he and her mother had managed to stay married for so long. Her dad’s response? […]
For Better Or For Worse
Being married isn’t easy. In fact, it’s really fucking hard. For me, anyway. Sometimes I’m a good wife. Other times, not so much. I’ve done lots of shitty things to my husband. I wrote about the worst one yesterday. But there are lots of other little (and not-so-little) things. I’ve called my husband an asshole, […]
The first time was not for love.
This isn’t my first marriage. About 20 years ago, I was married. For like… 10 minutes. Technically, it was a little over a year. It’s no secret that I really admire Number 4. And one of the biggest reasons is that she has this internal self-esteem that I never had as a kid. In fact, I’m still […]
Saturday with Dad. Mike’s musings.
Today is the first guest post in what I am hoping will become a weekly series. Saturday with Dad. Our first contributor is Mike, a forty something father to one son and one daughter (a friend of Number 4’s) who lives in Connecticut and is a police officer. A big thank you to Mike for […]
I really need to make a deposit.
People say that raising children is the hardest job there is. I agree that it’s hard. Really hard. But I don’t think it’s the hardest job. I think being married is. You can say your husband (or wife) is your best friend, your soulmate, whatever… But when it comes down to it, you don’t feel […]