Monday, May 12, 2008

Don't Hate Me...

...But I actually have NOTHING to complain/be wounded about re: Mother's Day. Au contraire, in fact! At the risk of sounding smug and making you all delete me from your feeders, my husband is SO nice!

Reason the first: Did in fact remember that it was Mother's Day. Even this is deserving of points.

Reason the second: Made breakfast. Involving bacon, so, score!

Reason the third: Made two cards, one from kids, which included a gift certificate for a massage, and one from him including a gift card. A gift card specifically designated for a bathing suit, which I had been randomly complaining about needing but had NOT asked for and did not expect.

Reason the fourth: Both cards had funny little POEMS in them, which I loved.

Reason the fifth: (BIG reason here) Remembered weeks in advance that our anniversary is this Thursday. Arranged for babysitting and a night away this Friday. Like, OVERNIGHT. A date that lasts for TWO SOLID DAYS. That I did not have to plan for. Again. REMEMBERED ANNIVERSARY without prompting.

Everyone sufficiently impressed?
Now, I realize I am greatly veering from my usual format of moaning and kvetching here. I'll try to sound bitter and ungrateful again next post, I promise.

24 comments:

Erica said...

Wow! Way to go, Jim!

JMC said...

I'm thinking a little husband-swapping may be in order.

Alysia said...

I am TOTALLY impressed.

Maggie said...

WOW! He definitely wins some type of award!

Banana said...

See - When life throws a big pile of crap at you for a while, there is always some cheer waiting around the corner. I'm glad you had a nice mother's day!

Jess said...

This is awesome! What a winner! Your two-day date is going to be GREAT.

SLynnRo said...

Am I insane or does your template keep changing?

Anyway, impressive show, husband.

Fine For Now said...

I am thoroughly impressed, what a great husband! Sounds like just the thing(s) you needed :)

Mimi said...

Holy crap. I am WAY impressed!

jess said...

Man.....Adam got he a garden hoe and a Michael Bolton CD.....I kid you not.......I will explain later......

Jim rocks!!!

Pickles & Dimes said...

Good job, husband! Bonus points for the bacon.

beth said...

Wow, very impressed over here. You deserve it!

clueless but hopeful mama said...

WOW. So jealous of a full night away!

Have a great time and relish your fine, fine husband!

Kelsey said...

You definitely deserved a good one this year!!!

d e v a n said...

Wow. Good Job hubby!! I can't wait to hear about your trip.

LoriD said...

Major points! My day did not measure up to this... not even close!

Lisa said...

Great job Jim!!!

Saly said...

Well, can you find someting to complain about now? I need company.

Sounds like an excellent Mother's Day and many points for the husband.

Erica said...

Sarah dear, you won my contest! YAY! But I don't have your email address. Can you email me? erica @ andnoplacetogo . com

Bird said...

Kind of hate you right now. I was just impressed that my husband got me a card. That's a lot for him.

Billie said...

I think my husband gets a bit of a pass as I am not a real mother... just a step-mother. Despite that, I managed to get Chinese take-out at his suggestion.

This is indeed an improvement as he generally does absolutely nothing for anything but Christmas and now my birthday as I burst into tears the first year together because I received nothing from him.

Sarah said...

What a great hubby!! Glad your day(s) were so wonderful!!!

Susiewearsthepants said...

How sweet. I only have one question. Does your husband have an equally sweet brother that is single and would consider relocating to another state to meet a woman who has two children?

Mommy Daisy said...

He is a VERY thoughtful guy! I also got breakfast in bed. It's awesome, even if only once a year.