Monday, April 13, 2009

Do people treat you differently when you are married vs. single?

I think the answer is yes, but I'm going to use the remainder of this project to really explore that. I was just thinking about all of the people we told that we were newlyweds and how we got a lot of 'oooohs' and 'aaahs'. People seem to love any sign of love or romance. 
At one point Zach and I were laying down resting after the wedding and I asked how real honeymoon couples act or what they do. I think we did a pretty good job, but who can be sure. 
I am pretty certain that if we were really married, Atlantic City wouldn't have been our choice of honeymoon locations. It was depressing people watching in the casino and very cold and windy at the beach. Did we appear any different than any other couple there? Probably not.
I really do wonder what defines the 'honeymoon couple'? I think it really just comes down to the time before the couple starts to fight. 

Not to give a total spoiler here, but I'm going to anyways. (Sorry Zach). 
We are figuring out when the next major milestone will occur which is an accidental pregnancy. Since time in this relationship is bent and twisted already, it could be as soon as Wednesday! Walking around pregnant is one thing I am dreading for fear of humiliation (with a balloon under my shirt!).  Because I don't want to have children myself, it will be very interesting to me to see how I am treated in public as a pregnant woman. I just hope no one tries to touch my belly balloon.  I think I'd like to wear a maternity suit but just don't know where to borrow one from. 

So, my goal this week is to take my husband out as much as possible and to refer to him as my husband as much as possible and really investigate how people's reactions vary from when I go out in real life with a real boyfriend. 

Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother, end.

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