Is it possible to train your husband and your kids to give you that one special day you deserve so much and show you the love on those special occasions??
With a birthday usually falling on the same weekend of Mother’s Day, and an anniversary the same month as two birthdays, I get a whole lotta double nothing.
Sitting my husband and three boys down I informed them that never, ever again will I endure the deep disappointment that passes after every uneventful special occasion in our lives.
As I paced up and down amongst my handsome brood I told them what a woman/mom expects from a man/son and how there was no time like the present to start practicing on me. Looking at me with wide-eyed expressions it was clear that they were clueless to what I was?talking about. What was this romance babble?
In order to get the attention I deserved I had to train them better. Now a few days prior to each occasion, I give them the warning and a list of things that I would like to have happen and the events are getting slightly more exciting.
For Valentine’s Day we bought art supplies together, looked up Jim Dine’s hearts and they burst into action to create cards. Their creations were incredible. My nine year old wrote a letter to his grandparents that made me cry, I never cry!
Who knows what Baddy will do for me this Valentine’s Day. He has been made quite aware that he must not bring me flowers on the day that I would most expect it, if he gives me chocolates he will get reprimanded for trying to fatten me up and that a single card will bring on silence.
Hopefully, my sons will convince him to surprise me with a night stay in a luxurious hotel, rose petals in the bed and a bottle of champagne chilling in a bucket. Most likely I will get a wet kiss, a card and a lecture that he shows his love to me in other ways. I know this is true but most definitely unacceptable!