Learning New Words While Married

Being married is a new experience for me. It has been less than a month, so I have that going for me.  The first new word is my husband. Mr. Bernie and I have been together for so many years, that I slip and refer to him as my boyfriend or fiancée. I think I have only referred to him as my husband a couple of times.  It makes me feel like a little kids, playing grown up. As my friend Jenny pointed out, I can now buy him a card that says, “Happy Birthday Husband.” That kind of freaked me out. A whole new way of talking and doing things. Things have been the same for so many years, that its hard to learn a new vocabulary.

Another new word is Sister-In-Law. My brother has been married for years. So in my head when I say, “I talked to my Sister-in-Law” it means my brother’s wife. Now I have another Sister-in-Law and must learn to use their real names. *lol* I never gave it any thought, until I mentioned to Mr. Bernie, “I talked to my Sister-in-Law today.” He had to ask me which one? That gave me pause as I thought, “How many do I have?” He asked again, “Do you mean Julie, my brother’s wife, or Dianne, Mr. Bernie’s sister?” OH! The lights went on and reminded me that I have TWO now. I need to work on that. Not that I don’t like either of them, it’s just that there has only been one for years. Now I’m blessed with two.

The other new words are Brother-in-Law and Mother-in-Law. Its my first time having those as well.

As time goes on, I’m sure that I will get this figured out. Perhaps using names instead of the  “in-law”? However those are fun to say. So who knows. The one thing I do know is I need to buy my husband a birthday card this week. I hope I can keep that term in mind while looking for cards. Wish me luck!



  1. How fun Bernie! There is just the slightest hint on here of what was to come!

  2. It's about time you got your own space. We all love you. You are the best.
    So what if I am a little biased!</em?

  3. And nephews too. Oh, my. It just keeps getting bigger and bigger! Thank you for the idea of excuses. Those are cool and shall come in handy!! *lol*

  4. You will now need to be specific on Nieces as well. ;) Remember the best part of being married is saying "well don't look at me, my husband did it/made me do it/won't do it/didn't to do it" etc. and presto, your off the hook…. but you didn't hear that from me, my husband wanted me to tell you that.

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