Friday, February 15, 2008

Bliss

Last night my husband came home from work. Dishes overflowed in the sink, the kids were running all over the place, and the dog had just shed enough hair on my wood floors for me to knit a sweater with.

Go, he whispered in my ear. Get out of here now while you still can. Go to the gym. Read a book. Take a sauna. Let me force vegetables on the children and beat them into submission so that they might clean your house. He gently kissed my cheek. Now run!

And so I did. I went to the gym (a snowstorm earlier in the day had kept me away). I ellipticalled. I read a book. I showered. I saunaed. I showered and saunaed again. I lingered. I had some fresh juice.

And then I came home. The children were in bed. The house was spotless. The lights were low and Billie Holiday played while my husband poured champagne.

All the late nights, the harried days, the tax stress - everything - gone.

43 comments:

kristenspina said...

Lovely. And lucky you!

pootandcubby said...

Your husband is a god!

And for all my poo-pooing of Valentine's Day, mine actually surprised me with a card with the sweetest things written in it.

-andi

liv said...

Dude, you got a good one.

Sunshine said...

Just wondering about offering up a bigamy arrangement so I can be married to you guys?

I'm an excellent cook and I have great taste in movies!

Will send resume...

Sophie's Mom said...

That is sooooo sweet! Sounds like a great guy!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Wow, now that's true romance.

Magpie said...

Can you get him to write a book or something? I know someone who could use some guidance.

Lawyer Mama said...

Oh babe. That sounds like HEAVEN!

And if your taking applications for a bigamist relationship, why not go for 3 wives. I make a mean gumbo and I'm a good provider!

Nancy said...

Wonderful man!

Does he have a brother? An uncle?

=)

Marie said...

That sounds woooooonderful. I'm just going to sit here for a moment and pretend to be you.

Defiantmuse said...

good catch.
there aren't many like that.
:)

Jan said...

Rare, very rare. But wonderful. My, is he well trained.

Beck said...

GOOD MAN!

Mrs. G. said...

You are a lucky woman. And, undoubtedly, he is a lucky man.

Circus Kelli said...

Woman, you have just lived my favorite fantasy.

Do you ever loan him out??

Anonymous said...

no wonder why the women in his office practically hump his leg. i want to know too!

Anonymous said...

i meant to saw i want to NOW too, meaning hump his leg!

wheelsonthebus said...

Now, that's romantic.

Jennifer said...

That is the most fantstic Valentine's night I could imagine. Go Husband!

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

OH no Sunshine...back off!

I think I'm in love with your husband.

Mine did buy me some niceity nice stuff and we normally do not exchange gifts. But I'd KILL for a clean house. ;)

Beth said...

Time alone, a clean house and bubbly? Sounds like heaven!

AnotherMomCreation said...

That is phenomenal!

My hubs was too sick to get me my flowers, so he is at the supermarket now.... he better come home with some daisies!

bipolarlawyercook said...

Lovely, just lovely.

Mary Beth said...

And where did you find this magic-man?

sara said...

i am with the others-- THIS is what is romantic. let's all teach our sons well.

Anonymous said...

You know I love that man dearly, but did you check him for alien probes?

Life As I Know It said...

WOW. Just. WOW.

Sounds like you had a very happy Valentine's Day.

flutter said...

what a doll.

BetteJo said...

He sent you off on your own - fed the children and forced them to clean? In my dreams!!

ablondeblogger said...

You are so lucky!

I love your other blog...I'm bloglining it right now.

the dragonfly said...

That is fantastic!!!

dkuroiwa said...

So...was anyone else reading this lovely post expecting something like "and then...I woke up with my head in a plate of cold, dried-on spaghetti"?!?!?!
(Yes, I'm working on the cynical side of my personality!!)

This was just too sweet...you be a lucky girl!!
:-D

CelloBella said...

Darn it... He's taken.
:)

imbeingheldhostage said...

I'm with Sunshine on this one!

girl of a thousand blogs said...

now that's a valentine.

dawn224 said...

ohhh this is BLISS!!!

QSMama / Lea said...

What a great man! And good for you for giving yourself some time.

My husband's come close a few times, saying, "If you want to have some time to yourself, you can leave for a bit...." That's different from "Run!" though.

- Lea at Quick Serve Kids

Laura McIntyre said...

What an amazing hubby you have there, think most girls reading this (like myself) and incredibly jealous

Don Mills Diva said...

Wow that sounds like heaven on earth - lucky you!

painted maypole said...

a happy valentine, indeed. :)

B.E.C.K. said...

Holy smokes! Any more at home like him? ;^)

Life Junkie said...

Where can I trade in my husband for one of your kind?????

Rony said...

Lucky you! I'll take two of him.