Tomorrow is a very special day. It’s Mommy and Daddy’s 34th wedding anniversary. My sisters and I made them a present and they aren’t allowed to open it until tomorrow. I can’t wait to hear how they like it! No, no, it’s not snakes in a can that pop out at you. Though that would be very fun…
I have lots and lots of great memories of spending time with Mommy and Daddy, but some of the best are actually when their squabbling. Not angry fighting, just old-married-couple bickering.
(Photo: Mommy and Daddy at their 30th Wedding Anniversary vow renewals. Daddy doesn’t like his photo online, so I edited it.)
My mommy has this delightful way of saying my Daddy’s name in a manner that seems to say, in one little syllable, “that is totally inappropriate and you should not be doing it and don’t you dare do it again even though I know you will but I still love you dearly anyway.” It’s adorable and makes me giggle. Makes Daddy laugh, too most of the time.
One of the best things is when they’ve been arguing over something factual that can be checked and the moment when Daddy realizes Mommy was right the whole time and he doesn’t really want to concede that she was right but can’t honestly keep claiming he’s right. Somehow, those conversations just sort of end and Daddy suddenly has something he needs to do somewhere else. Though there are the rare occasions where he goes, “ok, ok, you’re right; I was wrong.” Then he tries to hug Mommy, and she’s still so upset about being told she was wrong to begin with she scowls. It’s so cute, like little bunny rabbits munching in the garden.
Here’s to plenty more years of nice little squabbles, and plenty of non-squabble moments, too – Happy Anniversary Mommy and Daddy!