On Saturday, I came to the full realization that I am officially Todd’s wife.
Let me backtrack & tell you a past story to get you caught up on a current story. My father always tells this story about how he was watching our university’s football team play in a huge game. And our team lost. He said that he loss was so heartbreaking & he was so miserable that he would never, ever let the outcome of a football game have any control over his emotions ever again. This is a rule of thumb that I’ve tried to keep in mind.
Fast forward to the first football season that Todd & I are married & I realize that I married a fanatic. I had no idea that we were going to attend every football game, watch every away game on TV, talk and talk and talk about football for 20 straight weeks. I literally had no idea how in love with the team he was. HAD.NO.CLUE (we met in May 06, were engaged in Dec 06, were married in June 07-whirlwind romance here folks.)
On Saturday, our team played in a HUGE game. The stadium was packed. Todd went to the game with my dad. I stayed home with Lboy & my mom. I wasn’t even planning on watching the game.
Then, the funniest thing happened. I turned on the TV. Found CBS. Turned on the surround sound. Had a few friends come over. TALKED football-things like yardage of our quarterback, different positions, running game vs. passing game…..I got into the game!
Yes, at that point I was sort of Todd’s official wife.
The zinger of when I knew when I was REALLY, 100% TRULY his wife, was when our quarterback threw his an interception pass in the 4th quarter and our 50 minute lead vanished within a blink of an eye and I had to step into the backyard to WIPE AWAY TEARS so that my mother wouldn’t think I had completely gone BONKERS (okay, slight exaggeration, but I did think I was about to burst into tears.) And then I sat down on the patio chair and started rocking back & forth cradling myself because I was literally in physical pain.
Yeah, that rule of don’t let the outcome of a football game determine how happy you are went straight out the window.
I’m officially Todd’s wife & no longer my father’s daughter–you know, level headed, sane, NORMAL!
PS My friggin’ hard drive crashed AGAIN! Yes, the one I just got replaced in June!