Perfect in my Mind

Perfect in my Mind

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Opposites attract. Especially when they're the same.

In a lot of ways, Mista T. and I are opposites.

For example:
But, there is one characteristic that we both definitely share.  And that is our stubbornness.

Stubbornness has been simultaneously one of my most prized and most despised attributes.  Because I never thought I was wrong, I always held my ground during potentially morally compromising situations.  But, because I never thought I was wrong, I never gave anyone else the opportunity to be right.  Unless they proved themselves.

Turns out, my husband is the same way.  

This has led to the weirdest arguments you will ever hear of.  We never seem to argue about important things.    We only argue about things that don't matter.  

Our most recent (and hilarious) disagreements have been over how long leftovers should be kept in the fridge, and how much meatloaf had been eaten (in pounds, of course).  

During meatloafgate we even weighed the meatloaf on our bathroom scale. We needed to straight up know who was right.  (He was.  And usually is.)

It's just funny to me that I married someone who is my complete opposite in so many ways, but, in other ways, my mirror.

And you know what?  I love it this way.

And I think he does, too.


Papa said...

Chelsea, When I saw this blog entry and read your last one with the picture of you and James lying on the beach with the sun behind you, I thought the sun in your picture was symbolic of the Savior and that the closer the two of you come to Him, the closer and more quickly you become one. James has always, since his youth, been a great debator and can argue and find reason with the best of them. It nice that you two respect your differences and accept each other for them.

Even though we are so unalike, Momma T. and I have found so many things we enjoy doing together. Working on family history and watching and watching The Office before going to sleep have been two of our more recent mini-date activities. Love to you both and keep writing such beautiful pieces of self-expression.

Cindy said...

Hahah you and your husband sound wonderful, Chelsea. : ) in a way it's good that you two get angry over the little things like meatloaf and agree on the larger aspects of your relationship and life. :)

mia said...

That's so funny, I swear my fiance and I do exactly the same thing! We only ever argue about little stupid things that don't matter! I think it's a good sign :) It means you don't have any real problems in your relationship like most couples.

Amanda said...

I like this post a lot. Funny how two people can be different, but be perfect for each other

Courtney B said...

HAHA!! You guys sound just like me and Eric! We are so opposite in too many ways...but we are too alike with how stubborn we are! I love that we aren't the only ones who argue about ridiculous things that don't really matter :)

Jen said...

"meatloafgate"..... LOL. That, and the fact that you actually weighed it, are hilarious :) I definitely like to be right too. And I think it's important to have certain differences, I think it'd be tough to be with someone who mirrored my own personality too much. One of me is enough :)

Emma said...

Chelsea, you crack me up!! (This is sister #3: Emma) I cannot believe you weighed the meatloaf. Hilarious. Thanks for the blog-love. I'm definitely a fan of yours :)

Notes She Wrote said...

K, that last comment was supposed to be from Notes She Wrote. Not my personal blog... haha! Sorry. I love your blog nonetheless.

Alexis Kaye said...

you guys make such a great couple :) that's what I like to see!!

Annette said...

Love you two! The beach sounds fun!

P! said...

Okay, new to your blog and LOVING it! I'm your 100th follower!! Can't wait to read more! :)

Mrs. T said...

Haha... you two sound like us :)

Ana Paula said...

I think that marrying a clone of ourselves would be scary! I love my husband for being so similar yet SO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT from me. It's the kind of balance that makes things spicy and peaceful when they have to be one or the other. :)


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ashley.warner said...

what a cute blog!
love love love it!

i think its great, whats that saying..."opposites attract"

i think theres truth to that!
new follower