I think in the eddy that is marriage, sometimes you have to swim out of the water, dry off and ponder the beauty of your soulmate (from the shore). I was speaking with my husband's older sister yesterday and we had this conversation:
Sis: You do know that Scott drove everyone crazy when he was in the third grade (this topic came up as we were discussing how to keep my son engaged in the classroom, especially during science)
Me: This sounds like a story I need to hear
Sis: The story goes that his math teacher called mom and dad because he was failing his "Mad Math minutes"
Me: What are Mad Math Minutes?
Sis: You have a minute to do as many subtraction and addition problems as you can...Scott was bored with that so he multiplied each answer by three... not caring so much about what the test was supposed to measure...luckily, his teacher figured out what he was doing.
That, my friends, will tell you all you need to know about the beauty of my husband and also why I sometimes have to swim ashore.