Thursday, November 25, 2010

Obligatory Thanksgiving Post

At this very moment the Wifey is baking up some delicious treats for today's multiple Thanksgiving feasts. We're big fans of Bravo's new reality cooking show Top Chef: Just Desserts and one of the chefs made a red velvet whoopie pie and I said, "you should bake that next!" and she obeyed. So which leads me to today's topic about all the things for which I am grateful.

First and foremost, I am extremely grateful that I don't get chewed out on national television.

But really, I can 100% honestly say that everything good in my life has some direct correlation with the Wifey. Granted, she has her foibles that seem to annoy me on a daily basis but she has good intentions. And sometimes I lose the sight of the fact that she is trying so hard to be the ideal wife. I don't need her to be perfect, I genuinely love the way she are (Timbaland reference for the grammar police). I do want the house to be a little cleaner and I do want her to stop invading my side of the double sink in the bathroom and I wish she would throw away the baby Chewbacas that come out of her hair and fill up the bathtub drain. But I'm nowhere near perfect either. She tries and she tries hard and I can't fault her for that. If I just had an ounce of her compassion and her love and her excitement for the smaller things in life, I would lead a very happy life. She is my constant reminder that I am unconditionally loved and I will always be thankful for that feeling.

So you would think that if the Wifey is so awesome that anything that came out of her would be awesome too right? Well, I've seen what Wingstop night does to her and that's not 100% true. But, the Baby did emerge and it might be cliche to say, she has changed my life.

Before she was born and much less conceived, the Wifey and I battled about how much having a child would change our overall dynamic as a couple. We would take spur of the moment trips (we decided on visiting New York City on about two day's preparation, the same with Florida, twice) and really enjoyed our spontaneous lifestyle. In fact, after visiting NYC, we decided, "hey let's buy a house." And we purchased our first house within three weeks. So needless to say, our lives would ultimately change when this 6lbs 10oz package shot through the mail slot. And the transition from being a cool hip couple to cool hip parents would begin. I can't imagine how our lives would be without the Baby now. She's just a relaxed, fun baby. She can kiss on command and loves smiling.

Happy Thanksgiving.

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