Monday was our second anniversary. During a few brief moments, my wedded mind entertained thoughts of a single life forever gone. I couldn’t help but ponder, how does life before the ring compare to after? Well …
Single: You don’t remember much of last night because you drank too much.
Married: You don’t remember much of last night because the baby couldn’t drink enough.
Single: Always watching the final seconds of an NBA Game 7 on television live.
Married: Always watching the final seconds of an NBA Game 7 on SportsCenter highlights.
Single: A common dinner at home is macaroni and cheese.
Married: A common dinner at home is macaroni and cheese, with steak, broccoli, mashed potatoes and salad …. and maybe dessert.
Single: Beer money takes a huge bite of your budget.
Married: Your budget takes a huge bite of your beer money (if indeed there is any).
Single: “Can I crash here tonight.”
Married: “Do you have any vacancies?”
Single: Cold showers.
Married: Warm toilet seats.
Single: That usual nervous hesitation before calling for that first date.
Married: That usual nervous hesitation before calling for that extra 30 minutes out with the guys.
Single: “The night is young!”
Married: “We’re getting old.”
Single: Trial and Error.
Married: Practice makes Perfect.
Single: Car payment, utilities, credit cards and rent.
Married: Car payments, utilities, credit cards and mortgage … and health insurance, day care, pediatric bills, lunch money, Space Camp, viola rental, etc.
Single: Picture frames.
Married: Picture albums.
Single: Your bed has no boundaries!
Married: You will sleep on the left-hand side until the day you die.
Married: Red Lobster.
Single: Weekends painting the town red.
Married: Weekends painting the house white.
Single: “You had me at hello.”
Married: “Don’t forget to buy toilet paper.”
Single: “One hundred bottles of beer on the wall, one hundred bottles of beer …”
Married: “The itsy-bitsy spider went up the water spout …”
Single: Looking forward to going out.
Married: Looking forward to going home.
Single: Bragging to the guys about last night.
Married: Bragging to the guys about first steps.
Single: “Do you have any drink specials?”
Married: “Do you have a kids menu?”
Single: Concerts at Verizon Amphitheater.
Married: Concerts at Cove Creek Elementary.
Single: “Call me sometime.”
Married: “Call me when you get there.”
Single: Always looking for that special somone.
Married: Always knowing you found her.