Daily Prompt: Unconventional Love
Have you ever heard the term opposites attract??? They really do, and in the most amusing ways 🙂 My husband and I have been called everything from fake to full of shit and not a damn one of those people have been right. We’re just a little different.
I have loved my husband almost since the moment I met him, and at times I’m certain we have both wondered why. I am the extremist left wing nut job that everybody warned him about and he is the conservative (not incredibly right wing) whack job everybody warned me about. Do not ask me how we make it work, but we do. He needs everything calm and structured and I am so blissfully ADD and chaotic that I wouldn’t know structured if it walked up and bit me in the ass. I think at times our extremenesses cause a sort of middle ground that neither of us intended, maybe that’s why we work. Of course then I see a butterfly or something shiny and I’m off thinking about something else again. While I gripe about his lack of patience I don’t know how anybody lives with me without tearing their hair out (good thing he’s bald, huh).
I am learning that I am odd (I’m sure someone mentioned that to me along the way) and he “deals” with my oddness remarkably well. I am going to save the world one chicken, spider or snake at a time and for now he is content to sit back and watch. My stubbornness has to be infuriating when he knows I need help, but he is content to let me fight with my body and lose while he just makes sure I don’t end up with a fracture, abrasion or concussion.
Can you imagine my refusal to kill any spider coupled with his fear of EVERY spider?? Not only do I not kill them, I name them and he just shakes his head and leaves me to it.
I have learned to shrug off his rants regarding nearly everything I disagree with, thankfully my arrogance helps in those moments (I know one of us is right and the other one is him). I have learned to agree to disagree with everything and he is no exception. I love the man I really really do and if I know anything it’s that my stubbornness is matched only by his.
The best way to describe our love is… Imagine if an adorable light colored lady version of Barack Obama fell desperately in love with a younger, cuter balder version of Ronald Reagan and there you have my husband and I. Oh yeah let that sink in a while 🙂