Sitting and talking with some friends about a couple we know who have been married for 20+ years. I mentioned that one of the things that impressed me the most was that after all that time of "rubbing along" they still looked at each other and the one adjective they use to describe the other was "fun!!!!" They're like magnets, each seeking the other whenever possible, wanting/needing to spend their spare time with each other.
Now, I'm thinking that in most marriages there are things you appreciate about your spouse and then things you've learned to live with... My view has always been that it works as long as the good out weighs the bad.
Occasionally you see a couple that still appear to be honeymooning years after the fact.
Most of us, however, have calmed down a bit. Not complaining, just the way it is.
So another gal has been sitting there listening to us chat - all of the sudden she blurts, "Well, ---- (Farmboy) told me he thinks you're funny and interesting."
(LOL - blindsided from the left field!)
I know I just looked at her for a moment, and hopefully the look on my face wasn't too incredulous, finally I just said, "huh?"
Bless her soul. I guess she thought I needed some positive reinforcement, but I'm pretty sure those words have never left his mouth and if they ever did/would that he wouldn't be having that conversation with her.
I am funny. In a wickedly, sarcastic kind of way. And interesting? Eh...probably depends on who you are and how bored you are !!!! My sense of self esteem is intact. But those aren't traits that the Farmboy spends a lot of time dwelling on. And Farmboy has good traits. I'm aware of that. But F.U.N. !!!! Y'know, not everyone is the class clown or a stand up comedian. He's not. That's okay.
So, yes, that was a little weird. I told him about it afterwards. He looked at me and said, "I never said that."
Now I am laughing!!!!!
Yes, dear. I know.