Sunday, February 03, 2013
5th Wedding Anniversary
We just wanted some "we" time.
My brilliant idea was to leave the kids at home right after lunch, check in a hotel with Rocky so I could watch movies (the ones I've always wanted to but haven't found the time), eat chocolate in bed (without the kids seeing me set a bad example) and nap in peace. Then we go out for an early, fancy dinner wherein we feel like grown ups without kids (and not need to worry about the mess the kids are making). Then pick the kids up in their pajamas to stay at the hotel with us.
I'm so glad that that wasn't what we ended up doing.
Rocky made other plans for us. Yes, there were a couple of moments when I couldn't keep my separation anxiety for being away from the kids at bay. And I got stressed when we were killing (wasting) time in a mall (where I'm at almost everyday). Those were the parts of the day when there was no plan (which totally stresses me out). Spontaneity is extremely over-rated although I appreciated getting to check some things off my list like buying a tube of eyelash glue (to be used in a month or so, I'll explain then).
So anyway, this is what we did. We over ordered at Wildflour (which reminds me that we still have some of the scrumptious pastries in the kitchen right now). We laughed so hard at Potted Potter (and where my loving husband said he was laughing at me and not at some joke I had said).
Then we sat around and made plans for our little family, drank our drinks of choice (Mojito for me, Coke Zero for him), discussed the difference between coconut trees & foxtail palm trees,
counted how many people were taking photos (including us, 9) and paused to watch the sun sink into the sea just because we could (like you really could, stare at the sun and not hurt your eyes!)
To cap it all off, we stuffed ourselves with lobster, shrimp, beef and warm chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven.
But that wasn't the end of it. My husband had a gift for me waiting at home and all I could manage to squeak outwas "I haven't even gotten you a Christmas present yet!" (Gift-giving is not my language of love, okay!?! Defensive, sorry.)
Thank you, my Sweetheart. And thank you for not letting me get my way all the time. :-D