Guest blog: Mrs. Happy

Curt’s been asking me for a couple of weeks to do a “guest blog,” and I’ve been a little apprehensive, first because I’m not really the writer of the Happy family, and second because this whole blog concept is pretty foreign to me, the stubborn and rebellious “luddite” (Curt’s word for what I’m talking about) daughter of a computer programmer.

However, I started to wonder if readers of Curt’s blog might wonder if he’s for real—sometimes I wonder myself because he seems too good to be true. That is, until he purposely startles me senseless or burps openly in front of my parents. I also feel his arms around me every day and see his watering eyes when he realizes
that I’m a person
.

So he’s definitely real, and I am so proud of him for his hard work on this blog. I must admit, however, that my support of his endeavors was a bit sketchy at first. I’m Mrs. Happy, not Mrs. Perfect. I get annoyed when he spends a lot of time on the computer, and I thought this would take too much out of our time together. Even when he assured me he’d do it early in the morning before we officially get up to get ready for work, I complained that it would hinder our “cuddle time.” Besides, what really is a blog anyway? Who will actually read it? What
IS IT WITH THAT
?

But as I’ve been reading it each day, I realize how insightful, humorous, and valuable it really is. The other night, when Mr. Happy went upstairs to check his e-mail, I heard his excited “Woo-Hoo!” and laughter and knew that it was blog-related. I yelled up to him, “How many hits did you get today?” He exclaimed, “Just come here! This is great!”

I found him beaming in front of the computer because another blogger (Chris Noble) had mentioned
Curt’s blog
on his web site. I can’t remember the last time I was so proud of him, and I immediately felt guilty for all of my annoyance and even some fun I had poked at him about his blog. I also realized for about the gazillionth time how much I take my husband for granted and how truly special he is. I was also reminded that a wife should always respect her good husband, no matter how little sense he makes sometimes.

I think he should really consider renaming his blog The Happy Wife.

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