My husband and I recently decided to test the bounds of our relationship: We took on a home improvement project.
When we bought our house, the guest bedroom was a shade of baby blue that no baby has ever been able to successfully rock.
Unfortunately, we were too tired from bossing the moving men around to paint the room back then, but we figured we’d get to it later.
***Enter five years later***
A few weeks ago we decided to take on this painting project.
Maybe we were incapacitated, or maybe we were just stupid, but either way, we decided to paint the room and roll the dice on if our marriage would survive.
SIDE NOTE: Home Depot and Lowe’s should add a complimentary divorce kit to any home improvement project purchase over $200. It would be an excellent service to their customers.
Fortunately, our marriage (and our walls) survived painting and redoing our bedroom.
Of course, my husband said a few funny things throughout the day that helped get me through.
Smelling paint thinner also helped.
“The kids are using Pinterest these days. They tell me there’s good stuff on there.”
FOR THE REST OF THE DAY, WHENEVER WE SAW ANYTHING WE LIKED AT THE STORE…
“We haven’t made any mistake that can’t be fixed.”
LESS THAN 2 MINUTES LATER….
“Well, that can’t be fixed!”
Lisa: “I have California Girls in my head.”
Matt: “Crap. Now I do too. Wait, which one? Katy Perry or the Beach Boys version? I want to be on the same page.”
Matt: “I’m tired and hungry.”
Lisa: “Poor baby. How do you do it? How do you forge ahead when things are this difficult?”
Matt: “One day at a time…<sighs and hold head down> One day at a time…”
Wealth of Knowledge
Matt: “There was an interesting article the other day about how people are able to walk across hot coals.”
Lisa: “How do they do it?”
Matt: “I don’t know. I didn’t read the article.”
Lisa: “You can’t wear your Chuck Taylors while you paint.”
Matt: “I can wear my Chuck Taylors and do anything.”