The other morning (I think it was this past Sunday), Vishnu and I woke up and chatted for a bit before starting the day. During the conversation, we somehow started talking about kings and queens. And here’s how that went…
P: You’re the king of my heart! Am I the queen of yours?
V: Of course.
P: It’s like I’m Queen Elizabeth and…you’re Prince Phillip?! Hahahahaha. (obviously kidding)
V: OMG! You ARE Queen Elizabeth. And I am your humble servant. That’s it. That’s our relationship. Hahahahaha.
And then we started our day.
While I’m pretty sure Vishnu was joking, I would have to say that I don’t think the power balance in a relationship is ever 50/50. Maybe it’s just me, but I think in any given situation, one person dominates (even if it’s just a fraction more). For example, when it comes to deciding what we eat at home, how and when things are cleaned, and our finances, I am the one in charge. Of course, I consult with Vishnu, but in the end, he usually defers to me. And in situations having to do with our cars, major purchases, and any medical type stuff, he’s the go to person. And when it comes to the everyday issues, it boils down to who has more time (usually me). This system works for us.
Anyway, don’t let his comment fool you…he IS NOT a servant. Anything but if I do say so myself!
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I was gifted something pretty amazing this past week by Vishnu and my in-laws.
For the past two weeks, we’ve had two boxes sitting in our bedroom that I was told were off limits. We received the “final” package this past Monday, and that evening I was allowed to open my gift while Vishnu and my in-laws watched (via Facetime).
We had been talking about getting a DSLR camera for a while now but decided to wait since they are pretty expensive. Well, my amazing in-laws decided that we shouldn’t have to wait and bought me (us) one! I think they’re secretly hoping we’ll become really good photographers so that when we have kids we can share all of our frame worthy pictures with them! Not that anyone said that directly…
I’ve had a lot of fun playing with the camera over the past few days and am really excited to learn more. I may even take a class at some point. For now, I’m going to read lots of “tips and tricks” post/articles and watch as many instructional videos that I can. Expect more pictures from here on out!
Thank you, mom and dad!!! Y’all are too awesome! And by the way, the other two packages contained a cute camera bag and a cleaning kit (gifts from Vishnu)…thanks, babe! #soblessed
In other news, my friend Shelly was given two tickets to see Hillary Clinton speak at the University of Miami and asked me to be her date! What an amazing and unique opportunity!
To be honest, I’m not deeply familiar with Hillary’s political views so I can’t comment on them (nor do I really want to). However, I respect her as a female leader and all that she’s accomplished with regards to women’s rights around the world.
Thanks for taking me with you, Shelly!
Well, I think I’ve said enough for today. Have a wonderful weekend and do something fun! We’re going to the beach tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I’m Just a tad bit excited.
Do you think it’s possible for a relationship to be 50/50?
Any recommendations for photography sites or videos?
5 thoughts on “My Husband Likened Me to the Queen and Other Happenings”
Oh my gosh!! What a totally awesome gift! That is SO nice of them and I’m sure you’re going to love it!
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well, your system and mine is pretty same. although i am not married and lot of it doesnt apply but with my boyfriend, where we eat, organizing etc is upto me but other decisions, I will leave upto him plus i think at one point both of us know what areas we dominate and we both are okay with it. congrats on the camera 🙂 i wish i utilized the features and took time to learn more about it.
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Hahaha let’s just call you Queen P.
Although I’m not in a relationship, I reckon it is possible to be 50/50 in a relationship but OUTSIDE the generic monetary balance. Or not so much 50/50 each and every day- but say 75% one say, 25% the next- An overall balance.
Now Queen P I am jel…that camera!
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Relationships are never 50/50…ever. Someone always does more, loves the other person more, asks for more…etc. Sad but true!
Also true is that you are the Queen! 🙂
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Congrats on the new camera! All you need is practice and I think you’ll do wonderfully.
Regarding relationships- I read somewhere the secret to a great relationship is having both parties give 51%. Nothing will ever be equal, as awesome as that sounds.
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