No photography today, but I'm about to drop some major knowledge here.
People have ALWAYS told me that you need to watch the way your boyfriend, fiance, or husband treats his mother. Because that's the way he will treat you. And really, it totally makes sense. Because that's the woman in his life that he is supposed to listen to and take care of until you come along.
Jimmy and I have known each other since we were 16, and we started dating when we were 17. We got married at 20. We've grown up together, sort of.
But here's the reality: we don't treat each other like we do our parents. Although we do have great respect and love for each other (like our parents do), it's becoming more clear to me that we act more like siblings on a day-to-day basis. We love to annoy the crap out of each other, we're super dorky, and we love to play fight until one of us gets tired and then it's no fun anymore. Oh, did I mention we love to annoy each other? We never get bored around here.
I didn't realize the connection until I started paying attention to Jimmy's relationship with his sister, Tori, and my relationship with pretty much all my siblings. I had an "AHA" moment.
Even though Jimmy and I act like siblings at times, words can't express how much we adore each other as best friends, husband & wife, etc. Even after a year and a half, we have SO MUCH FUN.
My advice to newly-marrieds (in my expert 1.5 years of experience)... don't get complacent. Learn something new every day. Don't be afraid to be nerdy. Kiss slowly. And don't ever forget to be adventurous. Oh, and take lots of Photobooth pictures when you're super bored and can't scrap money together for a date. They're fun to look back on when you have absolutely nothing to do.
And last but not least... my favorite. Ever.
I know, I know. But hey, it's who we are. Here's to living an absolutely fun, out-of-the-box life with your BF4L.
Love you guys!