Friday, 12 February 2010

You don't bring me flowers anymore

It's Friday evening and I'm still in the office, working late. Again. I've just spoken to Husband. I think that my dinner will be in the (imaginary) dog. I'm really tired, it's been a long week and we're working on a fault which apparently can't be fixed. Am feeling slightly hysterical. But, as one of my guys just pointed out, it's situations like this which define a team. Or some such rubbish.

So, it's Valentine's Day on Sunday. Husband and I have agreed that we're doing NOTHING as it's a ridiculous frenzy generated by the card industry and blah blah blah blah blah.

Of course, what Husband doesn't realise is that, if I don't get a card, he is a dead man. What am I saying, forget that, if I don't get flowers, he is a dead man. We've been married six years and this is the first time he's mentioned St Valentine's Day in this jaded and cynical way. What will be next? Our wedding anniversary? My God, my birthday?

It's because I've been working late, isn't it? It's because he's been at home, helping with homework, cooking dinner every night, washing the kitchen floor and hoovering the cat. He's normally very good at role reversal (apart from that incident with the Ann Summers fireman's outfit), but perhaps it's all gone too far. Perhaps it's time to go home and buy some flowers.

Right, am off to retrieve my dinner and make amends. Have a great weekend.

8 comments:

Lady Perkleton said...

Aha!! There's a chance a decent good looking kind & generous man might be up for grabs before too long then, eh??? :-)

You should never have left us in your old company. At least I get to finish at 5 (ish. Well 4ish. Okay, okay...3ish on friday).

Brit in Bosnia / Fraught Mummy said...

We've never done Valentines Day. Supposed to be surprised another day of the year instead. My take on it is starting to be that I'd be most surprised of all to get flowers on Valentines Day. Have a good weekend. x

Potty Mummy said...

Hope your dinner was still in the oven by the time you got home? Thinking of you on that long trip home, FK. x

Footballers Knees said...

Lady P - hands off, he's mine, all mine I tell you!

FM - you're right. I double checked today. It's just cards this year. Think I should count my blessings!

PM - Dinner was in the freezer when I got home, and Husband was in bed (I left very slightly later than my post said!).

rosiero said...

Sainsbury ere selling a dozen roses for £35 yesterday. I hate the commercialism. I'd sooner have the money!!

Cats whiskers said...

Well at least you didn't have to hold a party for 37 five year olds on Valentine's Day! With a hangover (surprisingly my dear beloved came up trumps with flowers, a babysitter and a night out! Smug? Me?)

Diney said...

Can your hubby come and hoover up my cat too?!! Love the idea - he's a massive Maine Coon who just keeps on growing (and eating!!). Hope you had a good weekend!

Brit in Bosnia / Fraught Mummy said...

I've an award for you over at mine if you fancy it. x