This Sunday, my husband and I plan to go to a 49er vs. Cowboys NFL preseason game. Our son, Carter, is 15 months old and we decided that we should take him to his first football game with us. The only problem is that I am a big 49er fan and Michael is an even bigger Cowboys fan. I remember in elementary school Michael would wear his Cowboys jersey almost every day and I thought he was a loser for it. Why is this a big problem you ask? Well, if we do bring Carter, do we put him in 49er clothing or Cowboys clothing?! What kind of fan would I be if I allowed my son to wear Cowboys gear at a Home 49er game!? Michael, obviously, really wants Carter in Cowboys gear, which I do understand since it is his son too and it may prevent anyone from trying start a fight with him. Should I just bring both jerseys and do a little outfit change? Here are some pictures of Carter wearing Cowboys and 49er gear. What do you think we should do????
and trust me, we have the same issue when it comes to baseball season. I’m a SF Giants fan and Michael loves the Oakland Athletics
and I am exaggerating when I say “Big Problem”. It is actually kind of funny and you don’t really think about these things until you have a kid together lol
I made the best decision 2 months ago to say “I Do” and marry my best friend. I have known Michael since kindergarten. He lived down the street from me for pretty much my whole life. We have had many changes in the last 2 months. We closed escrow and finally got to move into our home. 2 weeks ago we got our puppy, Gunny. With these big changes, I have learned a lot about marriage and the key to keeping it successful.
Buying a new home has taught me about compromise. What happens when you can’t agree on a paint color? You compromise. What happens when you turn into a neat freak and expect your husband to feel the same? Compromise. The house is going to be dirty sometimes. Just let it go. My husband really wanted a room for all of his sports memorabilia. I gave him the garage even though I really wanted it for my car! He let me have my woman’s cave, too 🙂 yes, those exist.
Getting a puppy taught me to stop overthinking everything. Michael had his mind set on a puppy. We had just moved into our home and I fought it hard. I came up with every excuse why we shouldn’t get a dog. Sometimes you just have to let some things go and enjoy the ride! I finally agreed to the pup and it made Michael so happy. The day we brought Gunny home, I fell in love and regret denying it so bad in the beginning. Now I am the happiest I have ever been! Yes, it is annoying cleaning up after a puppy and a baby [and a husband] but seeing that smile on Carter’s face when he saw Gunny for the first time was all worth it. And now he has a forever friend. I look forward to watching them grow up together.
Date nights are a MUST. My favorite part of the day is when Carter and Gunny are asleep at night and me and the hubs get to wind down, relax, drink some wine and watch a movie. We pretty much do this every night
Let your wife sleep in. Research shows that women need more sleep than men. I can just tell a big difference in my attitude when I’m tired. I feel like a completely new woman when my husband gets up early to take care of the baby and the pup. So husbands, do yourself a huge favor and let your woman sleep. You will not regret it. My own personal guarantee.
Now, I don’t want to anyone to think that I have a perfect marriage. Does that even exist? We argue. We get annoyed of each other. Sometimes I don’t know if I want punch him in the face really hard or have another one of his babies.. Haha but I really couldn’t see myself with anyone else. I love my husband so much and appreciate everything he does for our family. He is the best husband and truly an amazing father! If you’re reading this Michael- happy 2 month anniversary. I love you and I will love you for eternity.