Monday, July 09, 2007

Surprises

So, you've been married for four years. You're used to the little idoscyncracies of your spouse. You love that he has this quirky habit of having to load the dishwasher a certain way, and that the remote controls must always remain in the same place. He loves that you wear his T-shirts to bed and say "grocery" in a white-trashy, showin'-your-Appalachian-roots-kinda-way, making the "ce" sound like "sh."

In that four years you think you know each other pretty damn well.

And then one night, out of the blue you hear him read, "Is Your Mama a Llama?"to your 3-month-old son in a rap-style reminiscent of a young Rev. Run from the early years of Run DMC and you think, "My God, I never knew he had it in him..." And, alas, you fall in love all over.

Such are the joys of enduring love. Baby board books elicit passion. Who would have thunk?

3 comments:

Cathy said...

Isn't it grand when you get glimpses of someone you THOUGHT you knew all the way down to the bones and you get a surprise! JOY!

Mrs. M said...

Gorgeous. Thank you.

Jan said...

Wonderful! I love reading to babies and children, which the world needs more of.