He loved her like others loved the rain although he wished she stopped literally showering him with water unexpectedly.
She loved playfully chasing after him in a field of spring flowers up until her allergies caught up with her or until he handed over the allergy medication.
He loved watching her eat despite her protestations that it was creepy and weird especially when he insisted on recording it for exactly those reasons.
She loved invading his space on the couch utilizing the most modern warfare techniques and strategies that she could reasonably afford given their tight budget.
He loved standing in long lines with her because of her unique way of making all lines paradoxically appear circular.
She loved that he never gave up until he actually turned molehills into mountains.
He loved the period of peaceful serenity each morning just after she woke up and just before she started screaming at him for putting lipstick and blush on the dog again.
She loved making him lunch for all of the wrong reasons.
He loved taking her on long romantic walks to his favourite spots while she argued that his definition of romantic needed a complete overhaul.
She loved helping nurse him back to health when he was sick, but she refused to have him sit on her lap while sucking from the bottle.
He loved spending weekend afternoons watching paint dry, while she absolutely adored painting him.
She loved packing up all of her belongings, leaving abruptly and waiting down by the train station that he built for her in the backyard as she needed a place to play make believe with all of her dollies.
He loved her way with words in all of its nonsensical, raving and quite worrisome detail.
She loved smashing his sand castles and then intimidatingly standing over him celebrating the fact that her castles were now clearly bigger.
He loved her smile and her laugh and, to a somewhat lesser degree, her unrelenting and quite brutally sarcastic satirical love letters.
She loved his carefree and whimsical approach to life except in those moments when he was operating heavy duty machinery.
He loved sitting next to her at the table both because it was her, but also because it was just a really fine table which displayed expert craftsmanship.
She loved when he first referred to her as his peach, though as time went on, it became more and more concerning especially considering the crazed smile on his face whenever he said it.
He loved walking a mile in her shoes equally because of the perspective it gained him as well as the comfort that custom-made insoles provided.
She loved his bear hugs which were now thankfully given using 50% less bear.
originally published in The Bitchin' Kitsch