I thought he was on board with all of this, seeing as we are having a baby AND totally destitute, but I still checked in on him on more than five occasions.
"You PROMISE you didn't get me anything?"
"You SWEAR on your surround sound that you have NOTHING planned?"
So I felt pretty confident that my perfect card would be a hit, seeing as it would be part of an equal exchange. WRONG. Here is what a pact to do NOTHING looks like:
Red roses, placed by my bed so they were the first thing I saw when I woke up.
A plate a hand-dipped strawberries (in DARK chocolate, since milk chocolate makes me vom) left in the fridge for me to find while Husband was at work, along with a note that said "Valentine's Day snack. I love you."
My favorite meal in take-out form so I wouldn't get all stabby in a restaurant packed full of people. With candlelight and music and a fire in the fireplace.
Does this look like NOTHING to you? Now, before you get all mad at me and start shouting things about how I don't appreciate all the loving and didn't properly swoon over all this, please consider this: All I had to give this man in return was a lousy card.
Granted, the card was perfect, and I found it four weeks ago and was all psyched and bought it and hid it (and then spent two hours this morning trying to remember WHERE I hid it), but it was still just a card.
I swear, this man is always doing this. He does wonderful romantic things, but makes me feel like a fool. Like the Christmas where he bought me a TV AND a digital camera (seriously). Or the next Christmas where we made a pact to only spend $25 on each other to come down from our wild spending. Yeah, that year he gave me $25 worth of presents, and THEN brought out pearls. And when people asked me what I got him, I had to say a DVD and the argyle socks he wanted. How embarrassing.
This man is wonderful and amazing, but he needs to quit making fake pacts and letting me spend as much time and effort on him as he does on me.
Fake pacts. I should take him to court. For giving me romance. That'll show him.