Months later, I was putting away a sweater in his closet and stumbled across a tiny treasure trove! I saw boxes... little boxes that could only be for me... little Madewell boxes. (Pure delight!) Like a responsible adult I moved away quickly and told John what I thought I'd spied. Sure enough! Ever since, I've been asking him about these little treats and when I can have them. He always says he'll give them to me on some random, unnamed day. So I keep asking. "Today, can I have a little something that's in your closet?" "Today?" "I could really use a little surprise today. Maybe something from your closet?" There's another from Europe too that he told me I could have when we got back... then for Christmas... now, he won't give days.
Yesterday, I asked again. I really felt I deserved a treat. And it turned out he did too! In fact, he agreed so quickly I thought he was tricking me. I spied the little box he pulled out and mistook it for a Toblerone box... which was not what I had seen in there people. And it is unkind to let your wife think she's getting a tiny Madewell box and instead give her a candy bar from the hardware store.
Thankfully, that is not the man I married. He quickly stowed the mistaken box in a brown bag and handed it over. He said "this is because you are fierce and cute" as he handed me the bag.
Some days, you think you want Madewell earrings, but you realize quickly that what you really, really wanted was a cool Buck knife. And what you wanted most of all was a man who'd buy you one for no reason and then hide it in his closet until a random Wednesday when you braved a tough talk at work.
I deserved a treat - not earrings, but a knife. Because I'm tough. And I'm cute. :)
I hope today you get a little something good that you weren't expecting.