On June 22, Leo and I celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary. It’s funny because as much as that should be celebrated, this year will mark 23 years of us being together. THAT is a long time. I thought on this occasion since we spent our anniversary at baseball games, I would take this opportunity to tell Leo why I am happy that we are celebrating over a decade and half.
I appreciate so much that you work so hard so I can stay home with our kids. If you could make it less obvious that you can leave work early when it is something you want to do and have to work late when there is something I want to do, that would be great.
I love watching TV with you in bed before we go to sleep. If we could sometimes watch what I want (and as much as you would like to believe I want to watch poker being played, I am here to tell you that I don’t) without you huffing and puffing that I watch the “stupidest shows that can never really happen in real life”, I would really appreciate it.
I love that you are still the hottest guy I know and that you still take care of yourself. If you explain why you need to cut your nails when we are already late going somewhere, it will help me not yell and my vein not to pop out.
I love that you get along with everyone and I am never embarrassed to be seen with you. If you could find it in your heart to not have to go have a beer after every sporting event, that would be very helpful.
I love our long conversations about life. If you could not ask me questions you already know the answers to, it would make me a little less crazy. For example, “Do you want to go to Jake’s” I answer, “No. I don’t feel like dealing with Gia at a restaurant.” You wait about 1o minutes and ask, “So, do you want to go to Jake’s then?”
I love that you coach our kids in everything they do. You are a great coach. If you could give me more than a half hour’s notice that your coach’s shirt needs to be washed, that would be great.
I love to travel with you. If you could try to make your travel plans without me not fall at the very worst times in our lives (baseball championships and poker club week), that would be very helpful.
In all seriousness and all jokes aside, these last 16 years have been a wild ride. You are my tower of strength and you make me laugh when there isn’t much to laugh about. No one in this world gets me like you do and still after 23 years and 16 years of marriage, you are my favorite person to be with. I look forward to spending the rest of our years together in the chaos we have created.
I love you and Happy Belated Anniversary!