Ok, to be fair, things don't get dull. They get .... repetitive. And when you have kids, things get routine.
Now that the kids are 3.5 years and almost 2 years, hubby and I have sorta settled into a very well-adjusted family life of 4. It's a very comfortable feeling.
But then again, you read news of people doing special things for other people on Facebook. Like on Mother's Day. Or Father's Day. Or birthdays. Or anniversaries.
And you think, "Oh, that's so nice and sweet..."
And you try to stop yourself in mid-thought before you go into the, "I wish my husband ..... " Cos you know you shouldn't compare.
And Facebook is so crazily distorted anyways. Nobody is going to post a photo of the laundry done. Or the cleaning of the house. Or the regular "my hubby came home from work today after working 10 hours to provide for our family".
But that's real life! But who cares about real life right? It's mundane and usual.
People care about the extraordinary. The crazy. The out of this world. The "WOW!!!" factor.
Hubby and I don't really celebrate special days like Mother's or Father's Day. We don't even buy presents for each other on Christmas. Or birthdays for that matter.
I think we're more practical people. We buy what we need / want whenever we need / want to, so we don't usually need / want anything by the time our birthdays come. Makes sense? And why spend money on something just because it's a birthday right? We'd rather go for a massage or a nice dinner together.
So anyways, that's why I was sooo surprised and even somewhat shocked when hubby gave me a huge surprise over the weekend!
He made this!
|My own hotel-styled breakfast served in bed! Notice the yakult?|
I was over the moon! It was so romantic! And totally what you see in the movies!
The omelette tasted perfect! There were bits of mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and cheese inside! So yummy I refused to share it with any of kids clamoring for my food (they had already eaten).
It was his way of commemorating Mother's Day - one week later.
Thing is, hubby is one of those special babies who was born on Mother's Day. Great Mother's Day gift but that also meant that my Mother-in-law has spent most Mother's Days celebrating the birthday of her son instead of getting pampered by her children and/or husband.
And now that I'm a Mom myself, I'm also in the same "predicament".
So when I saw this breakfast made with love, it totally touched my heart!
To be honest, it wasn't a real surprise because truth be told, a postman had to ring on our door on a Saturday morning! I was still lying in bed and wondering why my hubby had not opened the door. When the bell kept ringing, I realized that hubby was probably not at home so I jumped out of bed in my PJs, ran straight to the door and pressed the button to get my parcel.
Totally puzzled at my hubby's absence, I asked Sammy where Daddy was. He replied, "Daddy went to the car to get you something nice to eat!"
I was like, "Car? What car?"
And Sammy was like, "I told you! Daddy went to the car to get you something nice to eat!"
2 minutes later, hubby comes back through the main door carrying some groceries. Turns out, he had gone to "Ede-ka" (therefore the word "car") to get some groceries to prepare me my breakfast! Edeka is the name of a supermarket just downstairs from our house.
The hub was so upset that his surprise was ruined! So he told me to just go back to bed and pretend to sleep! hahaha. I sat in bed and played on my phone while waiting for my surprise breakfast to be made.
It was totally worth the wait! It was sooo good! He totally exceeded my expectations! And you know how they said home-cooked food is the best? It really is! It felt sooo good being on the receiving end of great service!
The "sad" thing is that I had to rush through my breakfast, because:-
My kids couldn't wait to help me to eat it! My yakult was gone in seconds (but hubby brought me another one), my grapes were devoured by the baby, Sammy kept asking me for the yoghurt so he ended up eating it and best of all......
I was SOOO worried the kids would end up dropping food all over MY bed!
In short, I REALLY, totally enjoyed the experience of having breakfast in bed. But in reality, I realized it would have been MUCH better had the kids been locked out of my room so that I could have my breakfast in peace.
Love you hubby! And so you know, I could get used to having breakfast in bed sans kids every weekend!!!! Hahah.
|Breakfast in reality - sharing it with kids (in the background)|