When I caught her, she nearly died laughing, and so did I.
Now, I don't always have the energy or spirit to be a fun partner. But at those times, I can count on Robin to take care of me, and when her spirits are flagging, I do the same for her. I'd leave on Monday and wouldn't be back until 4 p.m. Robin, who had been alone with the kids all week, could have said, "Welcome home.
I won't say much, but we were real glad that the lights are timed to go off at midnight!
We also love to tease each other, but it's never meanspirited.
For instance, my knee was killing me the other day, and I was limping into the kitchen when I saw Robin's reflection in the window.
She was walking two feet behind me, imitating the way I was hobbling along.
And we still managed to sit down for dinner as a family by 6 p.m.
I'm not saying that marriage should always be like a day at Disney World.
Of course the two of you are going to have hard times and issues you need to work through.
Think about one very important question: How much fun are you to live with? Since we started dating four decades ago, we've been laughing together, reading together, traveling and discovering new music.
But if you want a successful relationship, you need to try seeing yourself through your partner's eyes. Robin and I just celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary, and I can tell you that she is fun damn near every day.