It’s our 10th wedding anniversary today. If I took a moment to really think about it, there is a considerable chance that I would get a little … well … sappy, but I’m not going to take that moment here, now, because do you know what his request for a present was?

“I want a medal for putting up with your batshit crazy for ten years. MORE than ten years, in fact, counting all the time we’ve been together.”

And so, I am nothing if not obliging to his requests (when they suit me, at least), I am proud to say that is exactly what I got him!

Anniversary present

Granted, yes, the medal is one he has owned since 1993 when he topped his Year 10 Commerce class at Coonabarabran High School (belated kudos there, man), BUT, I threw in an extra goddamn trophy into the bargain because I am so loving.

And because I am so loving, I’m including our two favourite Star Trek weddings so he may watch them anytime he likes (which will be never, but I can dream).

Happy anniversary, Ad. Looking forward to the next ten. xx


Karen Andrews is the creator of this website, one of the most established and well-respected parenting blogs in the country. She is also an author, award-winning writer, poet, editor and publisher at Miscellaneous Press. Her latest book is Crying in the Car: Reflections on Life and Motherhood.