Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Sad Valentine

Single parenting is hard. But I've got a brief reprieve this week as the children and au pair are off to Florida to visit the in-laws. Now, at least, when I'm working 13 hours a day, I have fewer people to disappoint when I'm not home for dinner or can't watch TV for 2 hours or don't want to play.

Sleeping alone is hard. Although my housekeeper did get me a body pillow that at least fills the empty space. And, according to Kat, I can purchase anything else I need to fill the space, so to speak.

Know what is harder? The military took my best friend away. The guy who knows all my stupid stories and doesn't mind rehashing them now and then. They guy who thought I looked hot 10 pounds and a size or two ago. The guy who went to the movies with me every week, even the chick flicks (provided we threw in a few violent shootings and car chases now and then).

I have a Valentine date. Someone else who is separated by an ocean from their spouse because of their job. We're going to make do with each other as company for dinner, on this night when the rest of the world is renewing connections with the people they love. I guess having dinner with a charming and affable Dutchman with a slight gap between his teeth and some serious hair loss is better than eating alone.

But I'd rather be with that guy who bought me a dozen roses 16 years ago and played me the song he wrote (and later recorded for our wedding).

Unfortunately, he has a prior commitment.

Don't forget to tell the ones you love that you do.

Respectfully submitted,

The Wife
PS Pity party donations welcome (flowers, jewelry, lotion . . . just no chocolates. Goes straight to my ass).

6 comments:

BamBam said...

I guess it's true!
Turnabouts fair play.

(sniffle-sniffle)

Sooner than later, The Doc will be there. Then we hope you'll treat every day exactly like Pebbles and I. It's Valentines Day every day.

Hallmark doesn't decide when you love someone enough to tell or show them.
YOU DO !

HUGE invisible ((HUGS)) and a heart full of feelings for the both of you.

OH, and if Chocolate goes straight to your ass, look for a name change for Waffles !

pokerpeaker said...

Hang in there. Valentine's Day sucks anyway. We're thinking of you. It was nice to meet you in Vegas.

Instant Tragedy said...

Doesn't matter where you are in the world, what you are doing or who you miss, the love that you have for each other is stronger than steel, softer than any feather, sweeter than any sugar and will last longer than you ever could think. May today not be a day of sadness and suffering but a recommittment to the love that the two of you share. Though you are seprated by oceans and thousands of miles, he is with you and you are with him, now and for eternity.

Your friend,

Sean

DrChako said...

You know it's love when your wife is spending Valentine's Day with another man and you are happy about it. I'm just glad it's Sandor. It could have been Waffles!

-The Husband

SirFWALGMan said...

If you need someone to snuggle up with I can be on a plane Friday night!!! The Doc will be back soon enough. Hang in there.

Anonymous said...

I think friday would be the perfect date.I think it would be fun for us.Better to practice more.


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