One month ago today, I wore a big fancy dress and told my sweetie pie that I would stand by his side forever. It was a day I will certainly never forget for a plethora of reasons. We partied in the forest and after an entire weekend in the woods without sleep I took the greatest shower of my life the next day.
In the past month of marriage I am fairly certain that I have officially learned all there is to learn about marriage and so here are my thoughts on the subject after one month of wedded bliss:
- Marriage does not come with a maid. They lied to you. The dishes still need to get done. The toilet still needs to be scrubbed. The dog still hasn’t learned how to use a toilet like the rest of civilized society.
- Having a husband is a lot of fun. It makes me feel particularly adulty. In a good way. Not a bad way – the way paying your property taxes makes you feel adulty. I like to say “my husband” and then – because I look like a 16 year-old – watch the confused faces try to figure out just how old I really am.
- Brides! Nobody changes their name quickly. I did my last name change within two weeks of the wedding because I loathe having things pile up on my To Do list. 9/10 of the other married women I’ve spoken too have all said it took them a year – if not more – to change their name. This was news to me.
- Getting congratulated for stuff is fun and makes me feel important. Every time I have to change my name or add David’s name to some paperwork I/we get congratulated on our marriage. Why yes, kind strangers, I am sort of a big deal these days. Thank you for noticing.
- Did I mention the maid bit already?
No seriously. Can someone come clean our bathroom please?