Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The one where she talks about The Man Cave

Two days ago, it was Father's Day. The Husband and I don't exchange gifts for Christmas, and on birthdays we go out for a nice dinner at the restaurant of the honouree's choosing. But on Mother's Day and Father's Day a gift exchange and a special dinner at home are de rigueur, as is just generally doing everything we can to make the other feel special. This parenting gig is awesome, but it's often thankless. Making a big deal of these occasions is our way of thanking each other for the remaining 364 days of chaos.

I had planned to let him have a nice, long sleep before serving him a breakfast of hot coffee, farmers' market eggs and double-smoked bacon, but that plan was partially thwarted by the telltale *bzzzzt* of every appliance in the house shutting off simultaneously due to a power failure. It woke us both up and he wasn't able to fall back asleep, poor guy. Luckily I wrote the book (OK, blog post) on how to MacGuyver a pot of coffee in the face of adversity. I'm pleased to report that it works just as well for bacon and eggs. Toast? Not so much. We do what we can in these trying times.

This year, his request was for "a nice, big rib eye" that he wanted to cook himself over coals and an open flame. Why would he choose to tame fire rather than use the perfectly good BBQ not 10 feet away? I've learned that when it comes to deep-seated man cave shit, it's best to not ask questions.

Two days ago we celebrated what an awesome job The Husband does of being a dad. And the steaks were pretty damn tasty, too.


This post is written as part of GBE2 - Week #57 word prompt: Two Days Ago. For more info about GBE2, click here

10 comments:

Mutiara Baru said...

I think that is nice barbecue, better served with lovely smile

Kathy said...

It sounds like you had a lovely day and there is nothing better than steak from the grill!

Kathy
http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

Phoenixritu said...

My favorite kind of party - the day when the man cooks

Scarlett said...

Nothing better than a BBQ! xx

Bing said...

a very and unique celebration! you made his day very special.

Sweety Darlin said...

For daddy day I went and bought myself tools! I think it is discrimination that they only put tools on sale on daddy day and not super mommy day!

drchoneydewcrm said...

My hubby too...loves his rib eye/steak and you just summed up two days ago...PERFECTLY!!!!1

Jo said...

Not according to plan, but special nonetheless. ♥

Joyce Lansky said...

I bet the steaks were good regardless of the power problems.

On Father's Day, I handed my husband gifts all in one bag, and we dropped it between us. Our daughter had made him a beautiful frame (not your amateur kid art, but a talented adult's creation) and it cracked. :(

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shail said...

"Making a big deal of these occasions is our way of thanking each other for the remaining 364 days of chaos."

Just the way I see it too :)