I think it was sometime during high school when I first realized that their relationship was a bit, how should I say this nicely...dysfunctional:
- I had never (not even once) seen or heard my parents fight.
- All of my friends had parents that were divorced. Mine were still happily married.
- In fact, one of my Dad's favorite things to do was to be "totally gross" by kissing my mom in front of us. (When we were older, I even remember hearing the words "Slip me the tongue honey!" on more than one occasion!)
- Anniversaries? My Dad remembered every single one of them. My mom always got roses. And she has every card my dad gave her.
Crazy, huh? I mean, it's like I was forced to grow up in a Leave it to Beaver episode. Well, I just want to tell Ward and June, errr... I mean Ray and Jackie that they have been the best examples of love. Crazy Love. True Love. (That and I am only slightly scarred from being subjected to watching my parents make out in our kitchen--its almost enough to gag me with a spoon!)