It’s summer. Also known as “wedding season.” I for one did not have a summer wedding. That was a surefire way to have one cranky and sweaty bride scowling in all of her wedding pictures. Not to mention my hair would have gone bonkers. Did I also mention my skin hates the summer? Oil and breakouts galore. Kudos to all you summer brides. I just could never do it.
When you’re a bride, you get tons of advice–mostly unsolicited. I got all sorts of advice (many embarrassing) that my brain has successfully blocked it out as a coping mechanism. I can’t even remember them, so don’t bother asking. However, I remember one to this day that I’m not quite sure about.
Worst marriage advice? Buy what you want and hide it from your husband if you know he won’t approve the purchase.
Now, let’s talk about this for a second. One of my aunts told me she does this. Not only that, she’s been doing it for years! What does she buy? More like, what doesn’t she buy? From curtains, to Christmas decoration, to clothes…she buys them all in secret. Then, she hides them in a closet (or under a bed) where my uncle can’t find them. She then brings them out at a snail’s pace. One wreath here. One new window treatment there. I’m totally serious. She’s been doing this her entire marriage.
She claims my uncle doesn’t notice this at all. (In case you’re wondering…I have a total of 17 aunts and uncles, and that’s not including their spouses! I’m not really throwing anyone under a bus here.) I think my uncle notices, but he just makes her believe that he doesn’t.
Now, here’s what I think. It’s
BRILLIANT deceiving, and hilarious but BRILLIANT. Do I think I could pull this off? Not likely, seeing as my husband is the nosiest person I know! He’ll ask me what I bought after every. single. shopping. trip. NOSY!
Have there been instances where I want to buy crap and not tell him? Absuhfreakinlutely. What would I buy given the opportunity? Well, a Canon T3, duh. He’s been hearing about this camera NONSTOP now for over a month. What can I say? Subtle is not in my vocabulary. Except for when I say it in a sorority meeting and pronounce the silent b. Yeah, that was fun. Anyway, that camera is a little out of my budget now…I just better see a camera under the Christmas tree this year. Did you hear that, B? JUST SAYIN’.
I’m curious…what would YOU buy if your significant other wouldn’t find out?
P.S. Just Because is taking a break for now. It’s summer…and there’s nothing people (ahem, me) wanna do more than just lay out in the sun and get away from a computer. We’ll resume again in a few weeks!