So lets hear it:
- If you buy your man's Christmas present earlier than you put up the tree, don't expect that if you hide it in a drawer that you don't think he will look in is a good idea. I hid one of Tyler's Christmas presents, and I came in one day and found Tyler looking in that drawer for nothing else but...toenail clippers (which were not in that drawer). Make sure you wrap any and all presents immediately, as men are curious creatures.
- If you send him to the store for you, expect lots of phone calls asking what you meant by that (very detailed) list you gave him. I have also learned to be thankful for his thoroughness to not bring home the wrong items.
- If you pour one cup of coffee, why didn't you just pour two to start with? He is my Coffee Darling, after all.
- Don't do housework in the middle of that boring movie he wants you to watch with him. If you give the movie time, it might eventually get interesting.
- Don't expect him to love every second of wedding planning as you may. He does not want to go shopping, and he definitely does not want to hot glue things.
- His opinion about your wedding decorations will always be, "sure." But it still never hurts to make sure he likes it. :)
- Yes, he does want to be praised for winning thirty-something games of checkers in a row. I just can't believe I'm marrying a checkers champion...so dreamy! ;)
- I realized today through Tyler and I working Children's Church together that Tyler will be the awesome fun parent, and I will be the boring parent. What I mean by that is that I am basically a rule-nazi (always have been), and Tyler is great at keeping a balance of rules while allowing kids to learn in their natural habitats (chaos). I always hoped I'd be the fun one, but I think when that day comes it will be worth it to see the benefits of teaching kids to follow rules, and learning to have fun at the same time!