I’m happy to report I had a happy Mother’s Day, thanks to me, myself and I. I devoted precious time to lobbying for good presents, and it paid off.
Then came Father’s Day, and hubby had not put any effort into the promotion of himself. So the only child who offered him a present was our youngest son Pete, who had made coupons at school. Pete is a smart little guy, and he’d made sure these coupons were beneficial for him too. So my husband got coupons for playing checkers with Pete, playing Monopoly with Pete, playing Trivial Pursuit with Pete, playing Twister with Pete, a trip to World Disney with Pete, and a trip to the McDonalds. With Pete. Hubby looked a bit ashen when he saw his coupons.
Luckily hubby is blessed with a fabulous wife, so he also got a pair of socks and some new boxershorts, because he needed those anyway. That, and the promise of the new book of his favourite author, Robert Sawyer. I bought it six weeks ago, and carefully hid it so hubby wouldn’t accidentally find it. In fact I hid it so well, I now have absolutely no idea whatsoever where it is. But hey, it’s the thought that counts, isn’t it?!
‘Aren’t you a lucky man, having a wife who bought you your favourite book,’ I declared. ‘If I ever find it again, you’ll get it immediately!’
Hubby looked a little bit down, so to comfort him I gave him a coupon for sex. Too bad the fine print says it’s only valid on leap day.
That’s what you get if you don’t lobby.