“I need to get you a card when we’re at Target,” my husband says.
“You’re going to buy me an anniversary card while I’m there at the store with you? After telling me about it?”
“Well, I have to get you something paper and that’s that.”
Oh, my hubby. So romantic.
I roll my eyes. “Well I was going to get you Star Trek tickets. That’s made of paper.”
“That’s a great idea! I’ll buy your ticket and you’ll buy my ticket. And we’ll exchange.” He grins. Everything is solved, all is right with the world.
I remark about how unspontaneous this is. We can’t plan out what we’re going to give each other like this! But hubby insists that we’re just being practical, which is good.
“Well, let me tell you right now. I want something romantic for our second anniversary,” I say with a scowl.
Hubby laughs, apparently quite pleased with how everything has worked out.
He did actually order us a cake that tastes just like our wedding cake — a vanilla chiffon cake with fresh strawberries and cream filling. He didn’t believe in eating a year old wedding cake, but he did want to observe the tradition in some way. That’s my husband for you. Unassumingly romantic and annoyingly practical all at once.
We did exchange tickets inside the theater after paying individually and enjoyed our movie date night very much.
May 31, 2009 @ 19:10:47
Awwww. Sounds like he’s made an effort to be romantic. That should count for something! 🙂
Jun 01, 2009 @ 09:13:31
It does count. He’s a letter of the law sort of guy and I’ve come to appreciate his quirks.
Jun 01, 2009 @ 21:26:10
So cute! Did you like the movie?
Got the book in the mail today and can’t wait to dive in. Thanks again!
Jun 02, 2009 @ 08:28:54
Lisa – I did enjoy the movie. I’m not a hardcore Trekkie but I think all the actors played their iconic roles very well. And there were some scenes – the allergic reaction scene – that were just priceless. I don’t think I can stomach anyone but Shatner trying to play James Kirk though. That smarmy bugger was starting to annoy me — then I realized he was just doing a good job of playing Kirk. *grumble*
Jun 03, 2009 @ 09:22:38
Congratulations on your anniversary 🙂 Hate to mention it, but some husbands get more practical and less romantic over time. Last year, on our 7th anniversary, we ate “out” in the mall food court with the kids. But, he bought me roses for Mother’s Day, so I guess things even out.
BTW, if you want him to do something more spontaneous & romantic in the future, try telling him. Straight up. As in, no hints. Possibly even give suggestions. Because sometimes guys need a clear direction. Set the expectations now, still early in the marriage. You’ll be glad you did as the years go by!
Jun 03, 2009 @ 10:02:31
Good advice! Need to train him early. 🙂