Robin: How can a pumpkin costume be sexy?Ted: It was carved in strategic locations. –How I Met Your Mother
Match and I finally went to his parents house last night. It was nice to stop by, but because of my stupid itchy legs, I wasn’t the most comfortable in the world. Still, their house is not hot and stuffy like our apartment, so we were able to relax on the couch and watch our favorite channel, Home & Garden TV. We love those home improvement shows they have, especially house hunters. I think they give good advice for new home owners like we will hopefully be one day. It amazes me the little things you can do to update a house too, even if it’s just changing from knobs on the kitchen cabinets to something a little more modern. I know, I’m a huge dork, but home improvement and housewares is to me what shoe shopping is to most women. I just love it!
After dinner we headed home and decided to finally carve those pumpkins we got at the pumpkin patch. We cheated a little and printed out patterns online to use, instead of doing them from scratch. My ghost turned out awesome, considering we used huge kitchen knives instead of those cool pumpkin carving tools. Match wasn’t so lucky, and his Count from Sesame Street fell apart. He winded up punching it, which kind of bothered me. He didn’t do it violently, but more in a frustrated, I can’t believe I didn’t do that right sort of way. I told him he’s way too hard on himself, in everything that he does. Then I told him pumpkin carving is fun and he doesn’t have to be perfect all the time. He kissed me and said he was sorry and we laughed about his broken pumpkin. He turned it around and made a face on the other side, which I think looked better than the original tracing.
It was nice to be able to talk about what happened, when most guys keep their emotions so bottled up. With Match, I could talk about how he’s been more frustrated lately, and how it’s all because of his grueling schedule. I also love that he doesn’t take these frustrations out on me. It still makes me sad that he takes them out on himself, and that he’s his toughest critic. We’re a lot alike in that way, and I’m so grateful that we have each other. We’re both there to build the other up, especially when we knock our pumpkins down.