Thursday, November 6, 2008

Still Learning

After 2 years and 3 months of marriage, Jacob and I are still learning about each other.

I don't mean the kind of learning that couldn't have taken place earlier, like "I just learned that when Jacob has a four month old son he will tickle him." That sort of learning is taking place, too. But I'm talking about the kind of weird little habit learning that there is so much of in the first months of marriage (and that apparently continues at a lesser rate for years).

CASE 1: The other day we had the missionaries over for dinner. We fed them pancakes and eggs and bacon and hashbrowns and all sorts of breakfast type things. They enjoyed it, I think. Anyway, I went to get the syrup and couldn't seem to find it. So I asked Jacob, "Where is the syrup?" He answered, "In the fridge."

The FRIDGE? Who keeps syrup in the fridge? That's weird. But more importantly, why didn't I know that my husband keeps the syrup in the fridge until now? Even weirder.

CASE 2: Election day came and went this year, and "I Voted" stickers stuck to T-shirts and got carried home. This is no surprise. But in the evening, when I walked into the living room, I found something unusual. There was an "I Voted" sticker. . . stuck to the top of the television. I didn't put it there. Benjamin can't reach yet. That leaves one furniture-stickering culprit.

Really, I was shocked that I was so shocked to find a sticker on my T.V. I shouldn't have been shocked. The signs have all been there for a long time. In fact, it might have been our first date when I saw Jacob's stereo, tricked out with "Class of 2002" stickers. And I've driven around in what is now our car for a long time -- all the while accompanied by a sticker on the dashboard.

Anyway, there is a proper place for stickers, and right above the screen on the T.V. in my living room is not one of them. I just never realized what a furniture-stickering fiend Jacob is.

So, yeah, we're still learning about each other.


BriAnna Jenkins said...

Ummm.... i keep my syrup in the fridge too. And i didn't think that was weird until Kristopher told me it was. =)

Ransom said...

Yeah, but what is he learning about YOU?

Jane said...

Chris tries to put the syrup in the fridge. It is weird. Who wants to have cold, thick syrup to pour over their warm, buttery pancakes? really weird

The Scott & Christie Hardey Family said...

That is too funny. It will continue this way for years to come.

Jenni said...

You are a great writer! I loved this last post, and after I read it I had to rush over to tell David the story and we were busy trying to think of things that we have been recently learning about each other. Thanks for sharing! You guys are great! We wished you lived closer so we could hang out together. We love little Benjamin's big smile! He sure is a cutie!

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute -- I always thought that stickers on furniture were totally taboo like "no running with the scissors" and "no chewing gum at night" and "no jumping on the beds". OK, Miriam lets her kids do that one -- she says its good for them and she figures beds are cheeper than trampolines. I guess parents can keep learning too. love Mom

Debbie said...

I think it's hilarious he put the sticker on the tv, because that is exactly where I put mine too!! Haha. Yah after almost 7 years we're still doing that too. Learning and learning. :) Cute stories!

Justina Selim said...

That's hilarious! I used to keep syrup in the fridge too, but I don't anymore, my husband has ridded me of the habit! The sticker thing would drive me crazy too! haha!