10 Years Married To The Wrong Man

We sat at my Grandma and Grandpa’s house with my sisters and brothers and we were all, “it’s your anniversary!?!”

And Grandpa, with that teasing glint in his eye, was all, “yep sure is…52 years married to the wrooooong woman.”

And we were all “Grandpa!!”

And Grandma was all, “Oh shush Joe!” and she turned to us and said, “He’s been singing that song to me every year since we been married…just tacks on another year married to the wrong woman.”

I, on the other hand, forget our anniversary every year. Two years ago I wrote about how I forgot and he remembered and waited for me to remember, but I didn’t until he told me and then I got mad at him for remembering but still not getting me anything.

Last year we both forgot. Completely. Did nothing.

This year he remembered AND? Surprised me with plans he actually put together all by himself! HE arranged a mysterious activity. HE arranged for the kids to be watched overnight at Grandma’s house. And he asked me to take Friday off so he could whisk me away to…I don’t even know where.

I don’t know where because my kid got sick and we had to cancel all our plans.

Tonight I celebrated ten years married to the wrong man over Olive Garden take out while our kids stuffed their faces with McDonald’s and cookies.




  1. says

    That’s what it’s all about, isn’t it? The crap anniversaries that mirror the crap dates we had? Perfection. I wouldn’t change anything. Oh sure, he can surprise me with trips and all but I’ll still be craving bad pizza from the newest hole in the wall he found that serves giant slices for $1.

  2. says

    Happy 10th year together. Our anniversary is right before Christmas and it’s not that I forget so much as there is always a party or we are too tired to care. This year will be our 24th. And it’s a Monday night. That is a recipe for p-a-r-t-y. Woo.

  3. says

    Romance at the Olive Garden. Brilliant :) I have yet to remember our anniversary. The husband on the other hand is one skilled covert ninja date planner. I’m always surprised and he’s always suprised that I’m still surprised.

  4. says

    As we usually celebrate apart and then do something together when he finally gets home, this sounds perfect. We went to the Grand Canyon for our 10th about three months after the fact. Congrats on 10 years!