Thursday, June 4, 2009

All my single ladies...

You know how when you are young you make a list of all the characteristics you want your future husband to have? (For some reason we did this in Young Womens when I was like 13. Strange) And then you have a separate list in your head that you create over the years that would look kind of ridiculous on paper.
My paper list probably went something like...
Nice, Loving, Smart, Hard working, Cute, good father,Spiritual ... you get the picture.
My secret list was something like this...
Super good looking and a Great dresser-surfer type, but in preppy clothes (got my east coast west coast thing goin on). Hilarious. Money Money Money Maker. Good Kisser. Gift giver, Spontaneous, Fun and creative, Edward Cullen esque(in the book, not the movie) Again- you get the picture.

And guess what I chose- Very smart,almost nerdy and very motivated guy. A mismatching, wears clothes 2 sizes too big, never surfed a day in his life kind of bloak. He is structured- not so spontaneous. He doesn't really do gifts and he is not the most romantic. I was his first kiss, soo... ya., His idea of fun is going to Barnes and Noble and browsing the finance section, I am usually laughing AT him and not WITH him. He is a genuinely nice,caring person. I haven't seen him be a father yet, but I am not too worried.

It is funny knowing now the guy I chose. I thought I knew exactly what I liked and what I didn't.

Now I find my nerdy husband in his professional attire dead sexy.

Throw your lists away girls. That's all I can say.


Please Share your thoughts.

9 comments:

Mandy said...

That's hilarious.

And my mom says that is the perfect description of Craig.

Ashlee said...

Top item on my list was tall. So, yeah. Lists are worthless :)

Ian and Kristen said...

Amen

Ashley Madsen said...

This is hilarious especially because I was totally thinking about this the other day!

Lists= totally don't mean a thing!

laurel said...

I love this post! See you soon :)

nadia shea said...

an apostle was once asked what his "list" consisted of. His response was "how vain can I be?" He said "my list should consist of things I want to improve in myself, and then in turn I will attract the right person."

[not a direct quote, just paraphrasing]

Isn't that amazing?

Kendra and Nathan said...

Funny. I think I married the same man. Athleticism - he has potential but never joined teams. School - if he gets an A- he is seriously affected (mind you I was C average for a shameless amount of my education). Social Skills - good, but nerdy as all get out deep down. Jessica said when I hit 24 that I should reconsider what kind of person I was attracted to. I tell you what, best counsel I ever received. An open mind is a great thing.

JT and Lizzie Davis said...

I found the list I made in YW right after we got married. Very werid & funny. It actually fit JT almost perfectly which is crazy. What is really crazy is the longer we are married the more I realize JT has qualities I never knew about that I definitely need in my husband. I guess you sort of fill in each others gaps or something. Anyways, love this post, it's fun to think about. I think the "secret list" we all have is the boys we are "boy crazy" about but never really have any interest in actually marrying ...

Crystal said...

I swore up and down I'd never marry a guy who watched basketball all day long like my brothers and dad. Pinchy lists. Now it's his "job" he says.