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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Romance, Romance

Ricky and I will celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary next week. For the most part, we have a good relationship. Sure we have our little tiffs, but we rarely fight-fight. But like a lot of couples we can get pretty wrapped up in the day to day business of life and let romance go out the window.

We were talking about that recently and I said to Ricky “I want you to treat me like your girlfriend, not your wife.” At this point Ricky made some typical man remark about sex (sorry, mom!), we both laughed and the conversation was dropped.

But the next day I received a phone call from our doorman that I had a delivery. As I wasn’t expecting anything I asked what it was. “It’s from a florist.”

A florist? Well, send him up!

Ricky WAS listening last night. He sent me flowers. How sweet!

Little Ricky was in the middle of a nap and I didn’t want the doorbell to wake him so I floated to the door to await my flowers. As soon as I saw the delivery man I flung open the door and came face to face with…

An edible arrangement.

(You know those fruit baskets that are made to look like floral bouquets?)

An odd choice, I thought, not terribly romantic, but we’ll give Ricky credit for the thought.

And then the delivery man said “Lily?”

Ummm, no, Lucy.

Is this apartment ###?

Yep, but I’m Lucy, not Lily.

The delivery guy looked pretty stumped at this point so I mentioned that Lucy and Lily might get mixed up over the phone so why don’t we see who the basket was from.

“Dear Lily, Get well soon. Love, John.”

Okay, I’m not Lily, I’m not sick and I don’t know a John that would send me fruit. Three strikes.

Off the delivery man went and I was left feeling like an idiot.

One, I got super-excited over flowers when I didn’t even know for sure if they were flowers.

Two, I yanked open the door before the man could even ring the doorbell. Yes, I was trying to keep him from waking the baby, but he didn’t know that. He was probably thinking “poor, sad woman.”

Three, the arrangement wasn’t even for me!!! (Making the eager yanking open of the door even more pathetic!)

When Ricky got home from work that night, I told him my sad little story. Did he express empathy at my embarrassment? Did he apologize for not actually sending me flowers (or a fruit basket?)


He laughed.

The honeymoon is definitely over.


Lola said...

Aww! Well Happy Anniversary, a little early. I'm sure you've dropped plenty of hints by now. Lol!

The Only Girl said...

awwww . . . poor you! If Ricky knows what's good for him, he'll stop at the florist on his way home. Or else you have my full permission to be miserable all night.

Mighty M said...

I'm sorry, but that is too funny! Hope you get your real flowers!! ;-)

sweetsue said...

Men! They just don't get our need for a little romance.

Anonymous said...

Ok people- this is Ricky- and I DID buy Lucy flowers a few days later. She failed to mention that in her blog! I've requested an addendum to the blog but I think that would take away from the comic timing of her piece. By the way, I waited a few days because I thought that an immediate flower purchase would look 'desperate.' Believe me, much thought went into the timing of rectification of the post-fruit-basket debacle!!!

Tawnia said...

If it was a strip-o-gram I would have said "Girl you can be Lily for a lapdance!" lol This sounds like something that would happen to me! :)
Love Tawnia
PS Ricky way to go!

Camily said...

I can't believe it's been 8 years! Happy Anniversary! And, I laughed out loud! Not to mention, every time I see you and Ricky together, you still hold hands and love each other so I'm not too concerned about the honeymoon being over. Love you!

Mighty M said...

Love your hubby's comment! I agree that the "delay" in said flower purchase was a good idea. ;-)

Stuff Parents Need said...

Oh man. I would have totally opened the door in the exact same way, and then been really embarrassed. At least you were honest enough to admit that you are not, in fact, Lily!

injaynesworld said...

Aw...what a guy.

And Lucy, after all that anticipation and then disappointment you can damn well be sure I would have snatched me a snack before closing the door on that delivery man. ;) - Jayne

Kristi Stevens said...

Okay... now I'm disappointed. I missed the origianl post about the honeymoon being over (what until you've been married 21 years). BUT, then I see in my reader "Ricky Speaks".... I'm all like "OMG! The baby has spoken his first word! And so young!"

See? You're not the only one who things like this happen to.

Yes, I am aware that most 5 month olds do not speak. I'm not a dumb ass, I just got excited and got ahead of myself.