The longer I am married the more I have come to realize that I am the big thinker in the marriage. Let’s build a house! Let’s go to Disney World! Let’s paint the piano!
All of these big ideas stress out my detailed oriented thinking husband. I never have a plan of how we are going to accomplish these things, I just always say let’s do it. My husband, ever the detail man, begins to lay down the no’s. I promptly ignore him and say we can do it! Whatever it is, I have faith in us. Whatever it is, he sees the obstacles. He’s an engineer and it shows.
I’m fairly sure it’s what makes our marriage work almost 18 years later. One of us is the gas, one of us is the brakes. Without my husband, I would surely be in debt, live in a fully decked out house, and keep up with the Jones’. (OK, I’m actually not that bad – I’m the one who cut cable to cut costs.) Without me, my husband would surely live in a house with only a mattress and a tv, drive a car from the early 90’s, and die as a lonely miser who would have prepaid his own funeral at cost. (Ok, he’s actually not that bad either – he would live with a mattress, tv, cable, and pizza delivery).
My very long and convoluted point being….I wanted to paint the piano.
“Come on…let’s paint the piano!”
My husband has not been impressed each time I have mentioned this for the past two years.
In an effort to reach those 18 years of marriage and then move onto 19 I decided this was one of those things that I am just going to let drop. It’s really not that important and is a huge task.
So instead we recovered the piano bench in 10 minutes on one of the snow days.
Here’s how the project went down:
Me – “Here’s a piece of fabric to cover the piano bench with.”
My husband – “Is it big enough? Are we going to staple it in? Do we need to take the leather off first? Will we have to replace the hinges?
Me: “I don’t know…let’s just do it.”
I believe all sides are happy with the result and thrilled that this project has come to an end.
But don’t you worry dear…I’m dreaming up all sorts of projects that you will love.
Because we can do it!