saturday was "date night" for katherine and jason, so john went solo to two of his family's barbecues as i had to remain at home to chaperon.
katherine dropped several hints to me that she and her daddy had gone earlier in the day shopping for my mother's day. she so badly wanted me to ask her what she'd gotten me.
so, i asked, "what did you get me for mother's day, kat???"
"i can't tell you, and it's not in my bedroom!!!" she replied
i played along...
"go ahead you can tell me..."
not making eye contact with me she said, "no, you will have to wait... AND IT'S NOT IN MY BEDROOM!!!"
katherine elizabeth has never been able to keep a secret in her life!!! so, i stopped with the line of questioning. as i was leaving the room she said, "and i cannot tell you where it came from either because it would give it away..."
"hey, kat," i said before i got completely out of the room.
"did your dad say anything about our anniversary tomorrow???"
"uh, no. do you think he forgot??? if he did are you going to be mad at him because don't most wives get mad at their husbands for forgetting things like that????
"no, i am not going to be mad," i said (but, he might wish he'd remembered!!! i thought to myself) HA!!!
later in the evening john returned. i had decided rather than set him up for possible failure, i'd mention the significance of the next day's date.
"hey, john..." i said, "do you know what tomorrow is???"
"what do you mean???" he replied.
"do you know what tomorrow is???" i repeated.
"well, it's mothers' day..." he replied.
"yeah," i said (leading the witness)... "what else is tomorrow???"
he stood there for a second; and i swear i saw the light go off in his head!!!
"it's our anniversary," he said confidently. (dang he is good!!! he either knew all along and was teasing, or he pulled that one out of "where the sun don't shine"!!!)
my guess is the latter.
you know, it really doesn't matter though... katherine and i were talking later. she proceeded to tell me that he shopped with her for two hours trying to find my mother's day gift. he brought up the fact that maybe i needed some new "scrapbooking" supplies as he'd seen me delving into the photos recently (katherine told him i was doing that for blog purposes only). he then took her and tried to get her to get me a fancy schmancy vera bradley make-up bag (katherine told him that she had confiscated all my make-up... thus, i had nothing to put in one...); he tried to get me something for my computer (katherine told him all i needed was a black ink jet as she had used all my ink).
"so," i looked at my daughter in the face. "what kind of perfume did you get me???"
the face said it all.
"Maaaaaah'AAAAM!!! why do you always do that???"
"you always know!!!"
"katherine, that could be because you 'always' get me perfume!!!"
"i know, but, guah," she replied.
sunday morning i awoke to a basket full of perfumes and lotions and a darling mother's day card...
john said, "she couldn't remember what fragrance you liked. i told her you had it on your blog somewhere..."
"i do???" i replied, "i don't think so..."
"yeah, in that section that has different things about you," (he'd read something i had written and remembered where it was. now that's the guy i fell in love with and married 18 years ago!!!)
i also awoke to...
a new digital camera and a lovely anniversary card...
now katherine is sure i got my birthday present a month early for my anniversary. she says her daddy told her he'd already gotten my birthday present two weeks prior and he was really proud of the fact that he was ahead of the game.
true or not, i'll give him the benefit of the doubt because it REALLY doesn't matter, and i love him with all my heart.
may you all have someone in your life that 'good'!!!
love and blessings,