Thursday, July 28, 2011

Magical Moment 537, "The Green-Eyed Monster"

My husband Eddie, is quite romantic. He brings me gifts, takes me on dates, and sends me flowers. One day we returned from lunch to find a beautiful bouquet of flowers delivered to our doorstep. I picked them up and noticed they were addressed to me! The return address was the flower company, so I assumed they were from Eddie.
"Awww!" I mooned over them. But when I looked at Eddie, rather than seeing an adoring expression staring back at me, he looked completely puzzled.
"Those aren't from me!" He accused, not so romantically or adoringly.

I was just as surprised. I couldn't think of a single person who would send me flowers. It wasn't my birthday or any kind of special occasion. But curiosity, or was it something else, overtook Eddie. He tore open the cardboard packaging like a ravage beast, searching for any clue of who the flowers could be from. 
"It's from that one guy from that one place! I knew he had a crush on you!"

I rolled my eyes and waited for the card to surface.
"Ah ha!" He pulled the card out triumphantly.
"Thanks for all your help recently." He read, as if building up to the finale.
"LOVE....mom and dad." The last 3 syllables fell flat as he sheepishly handed the card to me. I helped my dad with a new work resume, and he just wanted to say thanks.

No words needed to be said after that. I didn't mutter, "I told you so," or scold his unnecessary jealousy. I did write a blog post about it though.

The bouquet in question

10 comments:

Deborah said...

Aaaw, he has a gorgeous wife, and he obviously knows it!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

oooops!

TexWisGirl said...

oh, that's too cute/funny/embarrassing for him. :)

Susan in the Boonies said...

It's nice when they care...

:-D

Linda said...

I agree with Susan in the Boonies...it's nice when they care. It's nicer when they trust you, but a little jealousy is flattering. What a sweet gesture from your dad.

Shammickite said...

... and the moral of the story is.... Don't Jump to Comnclusions! Check the Card First!

Stephanie Faris said...

Beautiful bouquet!!! Well, a little jealousy never hurt anyone...even if it's short-lived.

roobo69 said...

I'd say a husband being jealous over his wife is pretty important ... Funny story though. I hope you did eventually have a good laugh.

Busy Bee Suz said...

That made me laugh!!! :) He is so funny....you two are so sweet together.

Hilary said...

It sounds like Dad knows how to treat you too. :)