Our second wedding anniversary is this month, and so far in married life we have learned:
* Everything else might be shared, but having one's own tube of toothpaste and spending allowance solves a lot of problems.
* If you constantly come up with strange new projects, it's best if you have a spouse with both a sense of humor and an adventurous spirit--and possibly a strong stomach.
* People will remember that they had a great time at your wedding. They will not remember that you didn't spring for the engraved napkins.
* Before making the deal that the one who cooks doesn't do dishes, watch your spouse make Thai food.
* When "we" decide to paint, Andy does most of the work.
* If you're going to spend the next 40 years eating meals with the same person, table manners are really important.
* If you each know how to fix different things, you can cover more ground and have fewer repair bills.
* Even the most enlightened husband does not want to have extended discussions about color schemes.
* One spouse will invariably steal covers, and it often isn't the one with the ice-cold feet.
* When they bring in live animals in the middle of the night, cats are no longer community property.
* If your husband cooks, cleans, does the dishes, and can fix things when they break, your girlfriends may not want to hear about it.
* Sharing a strong sense of play makes everything easier--except maybe yardwork.
* If you decide to surprise your spouse by hiding chocolates in the pockets of his shirts, make sure they are shirts he actually wears or learn to accept that fact that someone at Goodwill is getting a lot of freebies.
* It would have been easier if at least one of us wasn't prone to forgetting about clothes left in the washing machine.
* Some people are worth waiting for. :)
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