I think it’s fun to look at the differences between Dave and me. I read this on a “Pioneer Woman” post and decided to think of how Dave and I are different. We really have a lot of similarities, and most of those similarities started happening over time in our marriage. I think our differences are what makes everything work, including the farm, because our background knowledge and experiences in life are so different. I provide another perspective on things due to my very lack of knowledge with the farm so we really complement each other.
He was raised on the farm.
I was raised thinking all cows were black and white (Holstein milking cows)…so not on a farm.
He has to have coffee in the morning.
I’d have hot chocolate.
Relaxation to him is riding on a tractor.
Relaxation for me is reading a book.
Dave loves the smell of silage.
Bleh, even on a good day I can’t stand it. When I’m pregnant and I smell it…look out!
Dave can have something explained to him orally and he can grasp every bit of it.
I’m a visual learner…better draw me pictures.
Dave hates snakes.
I actually like them and don’t mind picking them up.
Dave jumps into the pond to cool off.
I prefer a swimming pool (I don’t like swimming where I can’t see my feet or see what’s swimming around me).
Dave sleeps all spread out with maybe 2 square inches of the blanket covering him for warmth.
I sleep in a ball with the sheet and comforter up to my neck so all you can see is my head sticking out. In the summer, I MIGHT sleep without the comforter, but I still have the sheet (our son, David, also sleeps like me).
He’s not a fruit fan.
I love fruit (though it's still second to chocolate).
He prefers the barn to be bigger than the house.
I prefer the house to be bigger than the barn.
Dave puts on sunscreen because I make him.
I’m a sunscreen lover.
Dave wants a big farm office so he can draw up more buildings we have to build.
I want a big “sports room” with a big-screen…the works for watching the games.
Dave likes to travel to the barn, the chicken coop, the fields, the butcher shop, etc.
I like to travel and go places like Disney World (hint, hint).
Dave would like our kitchen styled like the butcher shop.
I would love a Tuscan-styled kitchen.
Dave can stand on a roof and talk to someone on the ground with no problem.
I can’t even look over a staircase railing. Having someone stand too close to stairs makes me so nervous I get nauseous.
Dave loves rollercoasters.
I get scared and sick just looking at them.
Dave doesn’t mind needles.
Until I had kids, I passed out every time I got a needle. Now I am okay with needles, but not with IV’s.
Dave hates having his teeth worked on and asks for Novocaine.
I get fillings in my teeth without Novocaine (that's how strong my fear of needles are...I'd rather the pain than the needle).
Dave can get sliced, stabbed, cut, gouged, etc. by various things on the farm and walk in acting like it’s a paper cut.
I knock my shin on the hitch and need to sit down because I don’t feel so good.
Dave likes the cold weather as well as the hot.
I love warm weather…all year long.
Dave enjoys swimming in cold or cool water.
I want any water that comes in contact with me (other than drinking) to be warm like bath water.
Dave keeps all of his thoughts/ideas in his head.
I make list after list (which Dave usually laughs at due to my need to put time frames on my “to do” lists).
However, we make a fantastic team on and off the farm…and well, we obviously make beautiful children. And no, I’m not biased, it’s the truth! Please keep in mind that no offers for girlfriends will be accepted until they are 25. But thank you for your interest!