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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Ring it In {The New Year}

One time I got married.

That was so many days ago [73]. So much has changed since then.

I've lost my new husband, you see. For a while I was the only thing with which he cared to spend his time. He had eyes only for me. The honeymoon was basically bliss, to be sure--as most honeymoons are. We returned from the lush tropics of the Caribbean and he was so helpful around the house. "Of course," he assured me, "any time you cook dinner I will gladly do the dishes. It's only fair, dear."

"Of course we won't be one of those boring married couples who only watch T.V. at night..."

"Of course we'll still be romantic and...umm...tender."

But those days are gone. Lost. Out of reach. Beaten. Never to return. They've surrendered to the worldly wiles of other, more inviting devices...

...Xbox 360, namely.

It was bound to happen sometime. Like after we have children and I am no longer able to retain my stellar physique [tongue-in-cheek, naturally]. I just didn't expect it to happen so soon. Two months married, is all. And already I've learned where I stand.

But don't worry. I have begun to occupy myself with other pastimes. It is my goal to make certain all my dating friends understand what they are up against. "Hey," I told one friend in particular, "you know all those nice things your boyfriend is doing for you right now? Rubbing your feet, going on walks, answering the phone when you call him? If you two ever get married, all of that will end. Just so you know."

"What?" she exclaimed, "But...but...that's so depressing!"

No. That's life.

**Happy New Year! I am looking forward to sharing "Oh-Eight-the-Great" with all of you! Stay tuned for these stories and more; as long as the years keep coming, I will write about them!**

--C. P. S. Fairbanks

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7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Mill. This is quite depressing. Were you irritated with Kyle when you wrote this? I can't believe it's been 73 days already! It seems like that went REALLY fast. At the same time, though, it feels like you've been gone FOREVER. I can't wait to see you on the 15th; I'm trying to think of grand things for us to do when you get here, but my bleary, sleep-deprived mind can't think much past the next diaper change...Anyway, sorry that your wedding bubble has burst.

January 1, 2008 at 2:17 PM  
Blogger Jami said...

camille...it is really sad when you realize all that you have realized! Spencer doesn't play the XBox 360...but he plays football, and watches it, and reads about it...yes, he would put football before me...and EVEN GRACE! The honeymoon goes SOO quick...just wait till you have kids! and make sure you come and see me when you come down...or maybe I will come and see you, and adells cute baby..but I will make sure we are all healthy!

January 1, 2008 at 3:55 PM  
Blogger Loralee Choate said...

Welcome to the club, sweetie.

HUG.

January 1, 2008 at 7:44 PM  
Blogger lindser-lou said...

die xbox, die.

we should form a club....
or REform the one we used to have:
"the Married She-Ra Men Haters"...
or "She-Ra Husband Haters".
oh no, that sounds mean.
"She-Ra Men Annoyed, Xbox Haters"

hahaha, i should have stopped at the first one. i know.

January 1, 2008 at 8:50 PM  
Blogger Camille said...

Adell--It's not that depressing. I guess I made it sound more dire than it really is.

Jami--I can't WAIT to come home and visit EVERYONE, including you and Baby Grace. Has she even MET Preston yet? They need to meet so they can get married.

Loralee--Thanks for the sympathy.

Lindser-Lou--I haven't been so excited about a concept since the Christmas sweater party. I think we should act on your brilliant idea. (I like title #3 best.) Let's go with it. Honestly.

January 1, 2008 at 9:13 PM  
Blogger LetterToKayleen said...

that is life. not depressing at all, just life. and anyone who thinks it should or will be different is only fooling themselves. i personally, wouldn't want it any other way. too much bliss is bad for the spirit and soul.

January 2, 2008 at 10:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Cameee, it was bound to happen eventually, may as well get used to it. Life could be so much worse. Hope your New Year is grand! ~A

January 2, 2008 at 7:06 PM  

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