Monday, February 23, 2009

14 years and counting

Yesterday was the 14th anniversary of the day Lisa and I met, an event documented in detail last year.

Lisa worked most of the day, but ~ 9 P.M. we went out for a quick bite to eat, leaving my sister to watch the (sleeping) kids. Not the grandest of celebrations, but at least it was something.

One honest and revealing anecdote: While Lisa was at work I watched the kids use the air popper to make a bowl of popcorn. Even Lump was hovering around, trying to join the festivites and fit in with her older siblings.

I loooked at them with fondness and thought "This is why we're together. If I'd never met Lisa none of these little people would be around."

A few hours later, once they'd worn down my nerves, I looked at the group of them again. The same words ran through my head, this time with an entirely different meaning and emphasis:

"Da--- it, If I'd never met Lisa none of these little people would be around."



Jeanne said...

It's great that after 14 years you can say what you did about these little people...

Just so you know I beleive every parent at some times also said "If you never met......"

You are a very good parent,

Have a great day and happy 14th anniversary

Bridgett said...

Congratulations on 14 years! That's wonderful.

And thank goodness for all those beautiful little people. LOL


Beth said...

Amazing how your perspective can change in the course of a few hours. :)

Glad you had a good day!


Estela said...

LMAO.. I love it! My Dad used to always say (once we were old enough to know he was kidding) "I love each and every one of you, but I wish I hadn't had a one of you." And now that I am a parent I know EXACTLY what he meant. ;)

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Nice try, but we know that you are a family man from the hair on the top of your head to your tippy toes :o)