Girl Ninja is at a conference for the rest of the week, which means I am getting a taste of the single life again. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little excited about it. I don’t have to make the bed when I get out of it. I can hang around the house in my underwear all day long, and I can fart without fear of being physically beaten (Girl Ninja’s been known to hit me from time to time). It’s great.
I’ve been married for 14 months now (four of which were long distance) so I’m pretty sure that makes me an expert on being married. And since I am a self-proclaimed expert, I thought I’d share with you the pros and cons of being married thus far…
Pro: Tax deduction. Yeah I said it and I’m not ashamed.
Con: Can’t be selfish. I actually have to consider someone else’s feelings. Being selfish is easy, being selfless is a learning process.
Pro: Dual Income. Speaks for itself.
Con: Girl Ninja sheds like a dog named Chewbacca. I swear that girl’s hair is everywhere. EVERYWHERE.
Pro: I get to live with my best friend.
Con: We sleep on a “full” size bed, in which Girl Ninja somehow angles her body in such a way that she occupies 80% of it.
Pro: I’m no longer on a rice, beans, and chicken diet. Girl Ninja makes sure our fridge and pantry are stocked with healthy and delicious food choices.
Con: I’m always hot and she is always cold.
Pro: I know I have at least one person that will
always mostly support me in whatever I do.
Con: GN has more expensive taste than I do. Starting to think she loves Nordstrom more than me
Pro: Girl Ninja only finishes about half her plate when we go out to dinner, so I always get to eat the leftovers.
Con: Can’t think of anything else because marriage is pretty sick!
If you are single, dating, or married (all of you would fall under one of those categories)…What do you feel are the pros and cons of your current relationship status?