I love being married. It has been such a wonderful first year of marriage, and I couldn’t ask for a better husband!
Sometimes, marriage can be rather hilarious. You take two people with different personalities, coming from different backgrounds and throw them together and communication can be a bit challenging at times.
One of the roadblocks in communication that we have come up against a few times is the fact that Josh is extremely literal. As in, he thinks that every word that comes from my mouth is absolutely exactly how I feel and completely set in stone.
I, on the other hand, am a pathological over-exaggerator.
As you can imagine, our conversations and attempts to communicate from these completely opposite ends of the spectrum can be quite amusing.
Like the other day, Josh and I were emailing back and forth periodically while at work, like any normal day. However, for the couple of days before we had been so busy that we didn’t get a lot of time together.
So here’s a little snippet of our conversation:
Josh: I am so glad we are both going to just be home tonight. It will be great to spend time together.
Mikalah: I am too! I do have an eye doctor appointment, but I should still be home before you get there.
Josh: Sweet, I will not have to wait for you when I get home then.
Mikalah: Nope, you won't have to wait! Instead, you will most likely be ambushed by an attention starved wife who will pelt you with kisses and cling to you like a deranged monkey.
Josh (ever the harbinger of personal safety): Haha, please give me time to take off my shoes! It would be dangerous if you jumped on me as I come into the entry.
Do you see what I mean? Absolutely hilarious. I, of course, was slightly taken aback that he really thought I would actually fling myself down the flight of stairs to our entryway and assault him with affection as he innocently came in the door from work.
Then again, I can be rather dramatic and overzealous at times.