My wife was having a bad week a couple of weeks ago. She had made up a grocery list and went to the store, exhausted. I tried to go for her but she said she needed the “break” from our two and twelve year old.
In her absence I had time to fix dinner, empty the dishwasher and reload it and start the kids on dinner.
And then the idea hit me. Why not a relaxing surprise for my tired honey? I found four scented candles, lit them and put them into the bathroom. I gave her a call on her cell phone to see what her ETA might be, and headed back to the bathroom, she was five minutes away.
I put on some Kenny G and started the bath running with a little Calgon to take her away. When I heard the garage door open, I met her at the back of the car, took her by the hand and walked her to the bathroom. I opened the door and said “Honey, you have the rest of the night off, enjoy.” She cried and gave me a hug, she was speechless.
She went to our bedroom about forty five minutes later to prop up in bed and read a good book before she fell fast asleep.
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