Do any of you watch the sitcom 'Til Death with Brad Garret and Joely Fisher as the long married couple? I do... and it really cracks me up. Sometimes a silly sitcom that makes you laugh at exaggerated example of your marriage is just what you need!
Last night the show revolved around a neighbor couple who had a 25th Anniversary party and everyone kept commenting on how the hubby 'took care' of his wife.
Finally, Eddie, Brad Garrett's character asked him to explain, and he said something about how he nourished and cared for his wife as if he was the gardener and she were the flower. She bloomed under his loving care. In the show, Eddie realizes that he is the 'flower' in his marriage and his wife is the 'gardener'. He then vows to get better at trying to 'garden' for her.
My hubby and I laughed at it and we both agreed that usually it is about 50/50, we both are the 'gardener' and the 'flower' which seems ideal to me.
However, there are times like now, when I am flaring (rheumatoid arthritis) and I need a lot more gardening effort without giving back much in return.
I would like to take the time to thank my hubby for that.
Like tonight, he went out specifically to pick up a bag of my favorite kettle cooked potato chips. :-D
Thanks honey, I am in the best hands ever.
ps... Hubby punted on the Fuddrucker's idea and we went to On the Border for mexican and waitress service instead! Yummy!