Keys To A Great Marriage
#1 Pick your battles because they eventually work themselves out. Good and bad.
After almost seventeen years of marriage, and for the most part, my husband's friends have been a positive influence on him.
We've been traveling this week. I usually like to tell one story from the road via my iPhone, so here you go...
So last Friday we were at a zoo in Columbus, Ohio. Once we are a great distance from the car, my husband gives me his wad of keys to put in my purse.
I give him the evil eye because I am carrying a small purse with the bare necessities. I don't want to be weighed down with his keys.
One of his friends says, "Man do you use all those keys? You're going to mess up your ignition."
To myself I mumbled, like I've never said THAT before.
Then my husband said, "Yeah man I need to do that. I don't even know what some of these keys are for. "
I thought uh huh, you also don't know how many keys I've confiscated over the years.
Now I don't know what all those keys are. So I can't mess with them.
So we were in Virginia, a different friend says to my husband pretty much word for word what the other friend said. "You got too many keys man."
I was eavesdropping, not spying, but I am pretty sure he removed a key right then and there.
I could have happy danced on the stairwell, but I continued walking with smug satisfaction.
Two men accomplished in one week what I couldn't in almost 17 years.
We stopped at the gas station and in disbelief I gawked at the truck's ignition.
While he still has the wad of keys to continuing scaling, I will say progress has been made.
Disclaimer: Some friends don't make it this easy. One friend told my husband that all he needed to do was rent a few tools from Home Depot and then he could cut his own trees down.