Last week I wrote about how lately I haven’t been feeling like much of a wife. I’m pulled in so many directions and when I’m exhausted or in the need of a break that I rarely get it makes it easy to let the little things get to me. Silly things that in the grand scheme of things don’t mean anything at all but at the time can make me pretty cranky.
These are the times that I need to stop, think back, and remember.
That day was just as unconventional as most other days in our relationship. I don’t remember the exact date or even the month but it was a couple of months into our new relationship. My oldest son was still spending every other weekend with his donor and we would spend those weekends either at The (then) Boyfriend’s house or mine. This weekend was spent at his house because he told me that he wanted to cook dinner for me which was a first in our relationship. He decided to make chicken fajitas. I’m not one to turn down a meal that I don’t have to cook so I was all over that!
His apartment was a small bachelor pad with a pretty open floor plan. The kitchen and living room were pretty much connected with a couch for separation. Also attached to the kitchen was a “dining area” that he used for his computer and a table with a stereo on it. He put on some music and began to cook. It was Garage Inc. by Metallica. Not exactly a romantic album but like I said, we’re unconventional.
He had on a baseball cap backwards which has always been a thing for me. I can’t tell you why but put a baseball cap on backwards and I’m buttah. So as the chicken for the fajitas cooked there he was with his backwards cap and a wooden spoon in his hand. He started dancing and singing along to “Die, Die My Darling” and I was done.
Obviously it wasn’t the song title that got me but the combination of all of those things did something to me. The combination of a guy who can and will cook and who isn’t afraid to act like a goon. Add that to the fact that he’s super smart and very funny and that was it. I was hooked from that day forward.
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