A few days ago Roger and I had our first real fight in a while. I honestly have no clue what it was even about. I do however remember the tension that was in the car as we drove the kids to school.
Oh wait, now I know what the fight was about!
It was about something incredibly stupid.
You'll laugh when I tell you.
Roger, who was driving at the time, was taking a different route than I usually take and was trying to tell me that it is quicker. I was telling him that he was a "Mr Know it all" and to stop, "my route is faster." That spiraled into one of those crazy random marital spats that inevitably bring up past mistakes and end with that odd tension in the air.
Once the kids were dropped off we headed to the fitness center. Roger, having put the car in park, placed my water bottle on the seat next to me. Being that it didn't have a lid on it and that I had no clue he was putting it there, the water bottle tipped over, spilling water all over my butt.
So, there I was, mad and getting ready to walk into the fitness center with a VERY wet butt. As I was walking in, sulking, I noticed that I had at least half of the water bottle left. What did I do with it? Well, I ran up to Roger and poured it all down the front of his shirt.
What did Roger do?
He gave a little chuckle and said "ok. that's fair."
Right then and there we realized how insane our little marital spat was. We apologized, giggled some more, and headed on into the fitness center.
Of course, when we got inside the people at the front desk asked why we were both so wet.
"he spelt water on me so I poured water on him."
***blank stare from behind the counter***
Why am I telling you this personal story?
I have no clue.
Maybe it is because I want to share the importance of being able to laugh at yourself. Laughter is what gets me through so much. SO MUCH.
Don't take life too serious.
Sometimes I forget that.
Fortunately I am married to a man that NEVER forgets that.
Yes, sometimes it is annoying, but in the end it is good.
I am pretty sure the key to a healthy marriage is laughter.
Yep. I am almost positive.
I know Roger and I have only been married 9 years, but all the people I know that have been happily married for a REALLY long time laugh a LOT.
There MUST be something to it.
Go forth and laugh!
Take a look at this video. I think you will really like it.