June 23, 2005

FD Redux

I've gotten a couple of e-mails asking about father's day RE: the father of my children, as opposed to my actual FATHER.

WELL. Allow me to shamelessly trumpet: I AM THE COOLEST WIFE IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE.

First, I pretended to forget ALL ABOUT Father's Day. I am not sure he bought it, but I DID pretty much go for the Oscar with the self recriminations and breast beating!
"OH! OH! WOE! HOW COULD I FORGET! WAIL! TEETH GNASHING! NO CARD FOR YOU EVEN! NO TIE! NOT EVEN A WORLD'S GREATEST DAD KEY CHAIN! MY INADEQUACIES ARE TOO GREAT! I SORROW FOR YOU!"

Meanwhile, I had SECRETLY arranged for a sitter, and when she showed up, Scott said, "Oh Hi, Sitter, what are you doing here?"
And I said, "She is here because YOU are being taken out to see BATMAN BEGINS!"
And he got a hopeful gleam in his eye and said, "In the theatre? Like PEOPLE?"

And it was a VERY good movie. 2 thumbs WAY up.

I had also arranged for his good friend and his wife to meet us, and afterwards we went out for drinks and stuffed mushrooms and let the two men talk about issues of GREAT IMPORT, like had the movie caught the SPIRIT of the REAL BATMAN without being strictly canonical. AND How and in what degree had it deviated, and which artist drew what issues and blahblahblah until it sounded a little like adults in the Charlie Brown cartoons...wah wah waaah waaah wah.

When we got home, we sent the sitter off and stood together for a minute, and I wrapped my arms around him and squeezed him tight.
Me: *sweetly, staring up into his eyes* I love you, and I am very glad that you are the father of my children.
Him: Yeah. Me too...Cuz if I wasn't? I'd be mad.

That's my guy.

Posted by joshilyn at June 23, 2005 1:20 PM
Comments

You ARE a cool wifey. It is only fitting since you have a very cool Mr. Husband.

*raises hand politely*
Where can I sign up for one?????

Posted by: Angela at June 23, 2005 2:19 PM

I heart Mr. Husband.

Posted by: Mir at June 23, 2005 2:57 PM

You DID get a good one there, Wifey...does he have brothers? Are they good Mr. Husbands, too? Because if it's genetic, we need to set up a Mr. Husband breeding program. God knows there aren't enough good men around anymore. Like the guy painting the house across the street, who has a long greasy pony tail of about 11 hairs, and who has tattoos of Satan all over him. Think about having THAT around!

Posted by: Jilly at June 23, 2005 6:07 PM

Yay! I wasn't in town for Dad Day, so I bought Dh a Maglite the week before and left cards for him to open.

Posted by: Heather at June 23, 2005 7:15 PM

Cool FD surprise!!

And Yay about the movie being good. I've been kindasorta wanting to see it, but afraid to after the horrid things moviemakers have done to poor Batman previously.

Then again, what do I know? I watched National Treasure twice. :-)

Posted by: DebR at June 23, 2005 7:34 PM

I love your sneakiness. too kewl.

Posted by: Cele at June 24, 2005 12:20 AM

Ohhh, I can't wait to see Batman Begins--and you went to a REAL movie theatre? I haven't done that since the third LOTR film came out. The mind boggles.

Posted by: Edgy Mama at June 24, 2005 10:42 AM

Leave it to Mr. Husband to take a sweet moment and make a slightly rude joke out of it ;-)

Sooo... did your inner geek like Batman?

Posted by: Beth at June 24, 2005 7:27 PM

Oscar or no, great job. Your husband has a great sense of humour, eh? I've been wondering about Batman Begins, and now I'm eager to see it. Of course, by the time I get around to it it'll probably be out of the theatres and on video.

Posted by: Karin at June 26, 2005 12:02 PM