Dear Mr. Melissa Blake:
It may seem like I’m sort of scared by the entire prospect of dating. Well, maybe a part of me is, but in October 2010, something tells me I’m looking at things in all the wrong ways. Does it have to be scary? Is it as horrendous as people say it is? I sure hope not, or it’s going to seem like an eternity between here and the end of that wedding aisle, Sweetpea.
And I don’t want our dating and courtship to seem like a chore. I don’t want it to be just another item I have to check off my to-do list. Because sooner rather than later, that’s going to make everything boring and repetitive, almost as if I’m just going through the motions on the way to forever. What kind of life is that? No, no. I want to enjoy our getting-to-know-each-other time. The time while we’re dating should be a time of discovery (and probably self-discovery, too, right?). I know our quirks and annoyances are going to shine through; they say the honeymoon period of dating doesn’t last forever. I’ll probably annoy you. You’ll probably annoy me. That’s OK, though, because there are so many other things I can’t wait to learn about when it comes to the wonder that is you. I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately for some reason.
Right now, I know virtually nothing about you. Nothing at all. Doesn’t that sort of boggle your mind, Sweetpea? The fact that you’re sitting with me right now, knowing my life as if it were all an open book (which it is), and I have no idea about something as simple as what your favorite food is. I must say, I’m sort of jealous of our future selves right now. So, to that end, there are some things that I can’t wait to learn about you. The top 4 on the list?
Your hopes and dreams
I can’t wait to learn all about your passions in life. I think there’s nothing sexier than a man with dreams and goals and “wants” in life. I know those things will probably change over the years, and of course that’s OK. I actually feel like I’m changing a little myself. I don’t want anything to hold me back, and I just want to be myself. Does that make any sense, Sweetpea?
What you were like as a kid
Yes, I know it’s cheesy, but I want to have that romantic comedy moment with your mom where she hauls out all the photo albums of you as a kid. That’s a whole chapter of your life I missed out on. Were you a rebel? Were you a mama’s boy? I want to know it all. I just picture you being this cute little boy in elementary school with your lunchbox, running and hopping on the playground. As for me? Well, I suppose I should have you know I was a bit shy as a kid; hard to believe, I know. I also had a mad crush on Luke Skywalker. I actually thought I was going to marry him. Him, or the brother from Adventures In Babysitting. Man, that dude was hot. You might say I was a bit of an odd child, but I hope you’ll eventually replace the word odd with endearing.
Your sense of humor
I know I said it thousands of times, but the way to my heart is most definitely through my funny bone. If you make me laugh, I’ll fall in love with you. I can’t wait to be sitting across the table from you on one of our many dates and almost spitting my tall glass of root beer across the room because of something you just said. That would seal the date for me. Now me, I think I’m pretty funny. I can be sarcastic, but that’s just part of my humor charm.
Your most embarrasssing moment
Did you trip during your high school graduation ceremony? Did you have a pie thrown in your face? My most embarrassing moment? Fifth grade, hands down. I had just had surgery, and it was one of my first days back at school. We were in class (science or social studies, I think…), and it started to happen. I began to feel that unsettled sensation in the pit of my stomach. Maybe you know the feeling. Well, it wasn’t long before I was vomiting right in front of the entire class. It was seriously bad, Sweetpea.
My head is starting to spin just thinking about all this, so I’ll just leave it at that for now. After all, we have a lifetime to learn all about each other, don’t we, Sweetpea. Until we meet… xoxo
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