Sunday, November 5th 2006
Now THAT’S romantic…

I’m doing a little better, y’all. I got so many very sweet, concerned comments and emails from those of you who know what it is like to need that postpartum drug cocktail, and then for it to not work. But as you also know – because you’ve been there – I read them and thought nice things and didn’t reply at all because, well, that’s kinda how it feels to be where I am right now. Like everything in the world is a whole lot harder than it really is. Thank you. I might come back to those soon and reply with questions, or i might shrug, sigh, and wonder where the diet coke is because really, caffeine should help.

i looked for five minutes tonight before finding the diet coke. i KNEW i’d seen mike carry it in, but it was nowhere to be seen. i gave up searching and stood at the top of the basement stairs, asking him what he did with it. You know where it was? In the fridge. Of course. i hadn’t looked THERE.

Tonight we were walking through a dark parking lot at Hobby Lobby, looking at a beautiful big moon overhead. Mike said something that sounded very romantic. Much like, "Good pick, honeymoon…"

I, intrigued, asked him what he said, since I’d obviously heard it wrong.

He said something that sounded like, "good pick, Honey, man."

Less romantic, but still… intriguing. (And no, I’m not having trouble hearing. We had three tired and loud little boys with us.)

I stopped, asked him to say it loudly, and then regretted it.


Ew. He occasionally hunts nocturnal wild pigs, and yes – the moonlight would be advantageous for that.

I made a face and told him that wasn’t romantic AT ALL, which of course made no sense to him until i explained what I thought I"d heard him say. Which didn’t make any sense either,but at least it didn’t refer to the moonlit slaughtering of swine. Again, ew.

So we got the kids in the car, and he came over and dipped me dramatically in his arms, planted a big kiss on my lips, slapped me on the butt and asked if THAT was romantic.  Um, NO. That was funny and weird, but whatever. Thanks for the effort.

What WAS romantic…?  He went with me to Hobby Lobby because I had a 40% off coupon that was about to expire, and it was the last night of 50% off all scrapbooking supplies. We went up and down all the aisles I wanted to see, slowly, and he kept up with all the kids and didn’t seem to mind a bit. Now THAT is romantic.  what a man! sigh….


13 Comments on “Now THAT’S romantic…”

November 5th, 2006
8:08 am

Too funny! I wasn’t sure where there conversation was going for a minute. Glad you finally got your answer but I think I would have pretended it was the first thing : ) Dipped you and slapped you on the butt, awww romance these days!

November 5th, 2006
10:13 am

That’s true love, that is. How very sweet. The dip and kiss sounds kind of romantic too, but I’m not so sure about that butt slap. I guess funny and weird can be romantic too, in its own way. All the romance in the world wouldn’t be so great if it wasn’t mixed with a little humor once in a while.

Glad to hear you’re feeling a little better. Hope it becomes a lot better soon.

November 5th, 2006
1:25 pm

I agree – it’s romantic (I know, in a weird way) when my man shops with me – without complaining. It’s kinda like undivided attention.

November 5th, 2006
3:27 pm

Now that LAST part IS romantic! What a keeper! ;-)

November 5th, 2006
3:56 pm

LOL! Shopping with children AND he gives you space to browse—very romantic!

What fairytale did he live in?: pig hunting? C

November 5th, 2006
4:06 pm

That is so romantic – the kind of romance only another mom would understand!

Glad you’re feeling a bit better… I’m right there with you.

November 5th, 2006
4:53 pm

I love those outings. A little laughter, a little love.

November 5th, 2006
5:09 pm

I love how our definition of “romantic” changes as we go through different seasons of our lives. Going to Hobby Lobby together probably wouldn’t have been a hot date in your early dating days, but as a busy, SAHM with very little opportunity to get out, it’s perfect. Good for Mike! And good for you for noticing!! 8^)

grafted branch
November 5th, 2006
9:01 pm

LOL! Great story. Wierd moment, romantic babysitting and all. ;)

November 6th, 2006
8:04 am

Yeah, that ol’ pig-hunting moon really brings out the best in them, doesn’t it?

November 6th, 2006
10:35 am

That was indeed a very romantic gesture on Mike’s part. Of course, I would love the dip kiss and butt slap too. But hey, that’s just me.

November 6th, 2006
12:02 pm

Kelsey – Check out this site –
That apron was made just for you! I saw it in my ebay catalog today and immediately thought of you! It’s so fun! :)

At A Hen's Pace
November 7th, 2006
12:25 am

I agree–romantic is the store, the kids, the coupon…

Even better if the coupon is for $ off dinner!

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