1/29/08

With This Ring, I Thee Wed

John and I have been married 6 years. The first year we adjusted to living together, married life, and our puppy. And John lost his wedding ring. We were well into our evening at the casinos in Tahoe when, as he claims, it "just fell off". The second year of marriage we settled into our careers, explored new activities (softball for John, triathlons for me), and bought a house. And John broke his wedding ring. The replacement ring was nowhere as nice as the original platinum band, it was sterling silver (why trust him twice with something expensive???). He caught a line drive on the pitcher's mound and the ring cracked in two. The third year we replaced the ring with a Titanium band, supposedly indestructible, and still cheaper than platinum. We coasted through three more years of having children, another house, and many world travels. Then, John lost his wedding ring. In Tahoe. Again. And yes, we had been to the casinos. Now, just 3 weeks later, I lost my wedding band in San Francisco. I realized it while chasing my nephew through the lobby of our hotel. Oh shit. Attempting to remain calm, I passed off my kid duty and speed walked to my room. A frantic search of the floor found it hidden under a backpack in the corner. The moral of the story? I have removed my rings until I can find time to get them resized. John, on the other hand, has decided to get a tattoo on his ring finger. I think we should just engrave a new ring with the following: If found, please call (XXX), reward, my wife is going to kill me.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love it! After 3 1/2 years my loving husband is on his 3rd ring and each has gotten subsequently cheaper, it's a joke at this point. They sell Fat Tire for $7 a six pack where we got his last one:)

EC

jo said...

My hubby has not lost his ring, yet. I put the yet in there because he loses his keys all the time, so i figure it will just be a matter of time before the ring is gone. However, i do believe that the ring has not been lost yet because on our honeymoon, all he could talk about was how tight it was!!!

Gabrielle said...

So glad to know that the man I married isn't the only one who can't find things...EVER. As for the 4th replacement ring, if it doesn't hurt like hell getting inked on, it better be tight enough to complain about.