This summer, my husband and I will celebrate 10 years of marriage, and watching How I Met Your Mother last night was thinking less about the How I Met Your Mother fashion and more about what wouldIput in my pre-nup if I could go back and give my 20-something self a piece of advice?
Instead of worrying so much about chocolate fountains and the dress, what if we’d spent more time talking about the deal breakers that would come later in our marriage? Would he write in a clause requiring me to shave my legs daily? Would I demand that he not ask me to go over the credit card bill while my favorite TV shows were on?
The point is, hindsight is 20/20. No pre-nup can prepare you for those behaviors that you settle into when you get comfortable in your marriage. When you stop wearing cute pajamas, and start using Monday Night Football as an aphrodisiac.
Would we end up like Barney and Quinn with a stack of papers? Or would we be more like Lily and Marshall, agreeing not to spike our offspring in the endzone?
What would you put in your pre-nup if you could do it all over?
Quinn’s print tank from How I Met Your Mother
Buy it: Rebecca Minkoff
Robin’s Keyhole top from How I Met Your Mother: The Prenup
Buy it: ALC
Robin’s Red and black v neck button front sleeveless blouse
How I Met Your Mother Fashion: The Pre Nup
Buy it: ALC
Victoria’s striped and lace top
How I Met Your Mother Fashion
Buy it: Anthropologie