Until You're Married, You Don't Understand
So, I'm all happily dressed like this the other day when my cousins start telling me, "You know, I remember you saying years ago, 'I have to wear my purple jeans now, because I won't wear them anymore after I'm married.' "
Now, I have no recollection whatsoever of saying any such thing. I suggested that maybe I actually said that I was wearing my purple jeans all the time back then because I wouldn't be able to wear them when I had a job, or when I had kids, but no, they insisted that I said I wouldn't wear them after I got married.
I then suggested that maybe this was when I was single and I thought I wouldn't get married till I was like 25. And my aunt chimed in, "I'm pretty sure you were engaged at the time."
That rings true, because I remember buying these jeans about a week before Angel and I became 'official.'
So, I have no idea what I was thinking when I said that. I vaguely remember that Angel may have told me he really didn't like my purple jeans early on in our relationship, and perhaps that's what motivated my plan of swearing off colored jeans once I officially became a matron.
And then I didn't stick to it, because obviously, I constantly alternate between green and purple jeans.
Basically, I didn't know what marriage would be like. I think I may have had some generous idea that I'd only wear clothes Angel liked after we were married. But a girl can't live in shorts and t-shirts!
The moral here is either that us married women can wear colored jeans if we want to or else that it's really hard to know what something is like when you haven't experienced it yet.
Did you make any crazy statements about marriage that you've found to be untrue after experiencing the real thing?