After yesterday’s blog post followed by my husband’s blog post in response, I thought you might enjoy a little Q&A I prepared.
J: So, you mean to tell me for 13 years, what I have believed is FALSE? You ACTUALLY had a plan for Valentine’s Day 1998?
D: Yes. I always had a plan.
J: Why do you do this “downplaying” thing? Is that just for dramatic impact?
D: The thought is that if I set the bar low enough, whatever I actually do will be impressive. This is a recurring theme throughout my life. Aim low = exceed expectations
J: You know I almost broke up with you when you were going on and about how you couldn’t afford to buy me a ring, but then planned a Disneyland trip, right?
D: I didn’t know that until your dad told me. I was dumb. I overplayed my hand, what else can I say? Though Disneyland IS important to me…
J: It’s not easy being married to me, is it?
D: Truth be told, it’s exhausting, and I wouldn’t have it any other way! You are certifiably crazy, in the best way. I can’t imagine life with anyone else’s brand of insanity. You’re just right for me.
J: I find you handsome.
D: See, it’s working. Set expectations low and then exceed them…
J: I think you do a great impression of a hot dog.
D: I, am, job.
J: What were we talking about?
J: I love you. Thanks for being my Valentine.
D: Baby, you are my Valentine every day, and I can’t wait to spend another 70-80 Valentine’s Days with you.