[ Facebook ] Crazy Love
"Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly" - Rose Franken, writer.
These words rang especially true in this blogger's love life.
I didn't grow up in a very lively household. My father, having served in the Vietnam war, ran the house (my brother, my sister and myself) quite similar to that of the VonTrapp family before Maria came along. We marched. We obeyed orders. We never sang, we never played.
Occasionally on birthdays or Christmas, we were treated to a warmer side of him, but those days of laughter were pretty rare.
On my earlier dates with my now-fiance, I was quite reserved. In fact, he told me I was uptight and to let loose a little. The main problem was...after years of following instructions and not having laughing as much as a kid should, I really didn't know how.
I guess I'm lucky in that he is a really goofy person. The next few dates, he started playing pranks on me. A whoopy cushion here, a cleverly disguised packet of sugar that contained salt for my coffee there.
I slowly started to let go and played pranks back on him. Mentos in the coke bottle. Flour in his hair dryer (yes...he has a hairdryer). The pranks got sillier and sillier, and soon I was able to be silly all on my own. Ahhhh....love. What a powerful drug you are.
It was the night where we sang very off-key karaoke in front of 50 other people, danced on the street (with more impromptu singing), and broke out into a mini food fight at McDonalds that I knew he was 'The One'.
It's true, that saying by Rose Franken...it really does take lovers to be silly. We took it to Facebook again, to hear some of the silliest and funniest stories from our brides. Here's a few of my personal favorites:
"On our one month anniversary I came home to find a huge bedsheet fort that my now fiance had made. We ate raw cookie dough and watched movies all night. That's when I knew he was the one :)"
"My fiancé always says he has a big head, so one night after several classes of wine, we weighed our heads using the bathroom scale. His head does weigh more than mine....we still laugh about that."
"Omg we got playin around in his bedroom when we lived with his mom. We were wrestling and just having fun.. then I grabbed the lotion bottle and squirted him with it, but I wasn't paying attention to the way the nozzle wad facing and I ended up squirting myself in the face with the lotion!"
My silliest moment with my own man, was when I was sick with the flu. I was feeling pretty sorry for myself having spent a long day at work. I came home to find he had constructed a fort out our bedsheets. He sat inside them and sprung at me when I opened the door, firing a Nerf gun at me. I was pretty angry, being in no mood for anything besides going to bed. I picked up a Nerf bullet and threw it back at him, almost bursting into tears when it missed him, ricocheted off the wall and back at my face.
He sat me down inside the fort with a cup of tea and said he'd be right back. He disappeared into our room, and I sat there, miserable and wondering what else he was going to fire at me. When he back out, he was wearing MY white tights, and proceeded to do a little ballerina dance. I laughed so hard I snorted tea out my nose, got up and started dancing with him.
Sure, my tights may be way too stretched out to ever be worn again, but who needs that, when you've got a man who'd do anything to make you smile, be silly, and feel loved?
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