I once heard that when deciding if a man is the right man to marry, ask yourself two questions: 1. Is he kind? and 2. Do I love him?
While I think those are both important questions (to which the only correct answer is “yes”), I think another important question is this: Does he make me laugh? (Not: Is he funny? Funny is subjective. And what good is “funny” if it’s mean-funny or sarcastic-funny or must-be-center-of-attention funny? Those kinds of funny get old.)
Does he make you laugh?
I can answer that with a resounding “YES.”
Of course I think that Aaron is funny, and other people do too, but mostly he makes me laugh by being silly, or giggling at one of my jokes, or by laughing at me and with me. (Sometimes, I need to be laughed at. It’s true.) Last night we made ourselves laugh by talking about our dogs and how ridiculous they are. Julie is usually the brunt of the dog jokes. (She makes it so easy!)
Laughter is so important in life, but I think it’s especially important in marriage. It can lighten a mood, brighten a room, add levity to a disagreement.
So, does he make you laugh? I hope so.