Thursday, November 6, 2008

I Do Back In '92

Tomorrow is my sixteenth wedding anniversary. I googled to find out what is the appropriate gift for a sixteenth anniversary and came up with silver hollowware. Now I can’t get the image of The Tin Man out of my mind, and there’s nothing even remotely romantic about him. He’s squeaky and rusty and he doesn’t even have a heart.

My husband and I went back and forth on how to celebrate. We don’t get out much – our current schedule makes a night out a little tricky. And just when the kids got old enough to be home without a babysitter, we brought home Luna - the couch-eating, gadget-stealing, counter-jumping canine tornado. I’m afraid if we left the three of them alone we’d come home to find both kids locked in the dog crate and Luna using the parrot’s feathers to floss her teeth.


So, we could go to dinner and yawn over a plate of blackened bass with pesto, and risk returning to a pile of rubble, or…


…we could go out for breakfast! Why didn’t we think of this before? I’ll find something more frou-frouey to put on than what I usually wear to eat a bowl of Fruity Cheerio’s. (That shouldn’t be too hard.) We’ll drop the kids off at school and drive to that swanky little beach resort where we got married. We’ll stroll around with the boutique and business crowd and pretend we have disposable income, too.


Anyone can go out on a Friday night. But sipping Bloody Mary’s in the salt air on a Friday morning, surrounded by a bunch of people with freakishly flawless complexions – now that’s an occasion.


Celebrating anything?

13 comments:

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Adrienne, it sounds perfect!
Enjoy yourself!

Suzie said...

Thats a great idea

PJ Hoover said...

It does sound perfect. Sometimes the dinner thing seems so staged which takes the fun out!
have a great day!

C.R. Evers said...

Happy Anniversary! Sounds like a marvelous plan! :0)

Christy

Rena said...

Sounds awesome! Have a Bloody Mary for me and Happy Anniversary!

LW said...

Happy Anniversary!

sounds wonderful, have fun....

Louise

Kim Kasch said...

Congrats to the newlyweds - that's what I have to call you since I've been married over 25 years. But it is deinitely an accomplishment nowadays to stay with the same man -for more than a week - at least that's the way it seems to me, but I'm an OLD lady.

And what a way to celebrate. In Portland it is cold now in the mornings. We couldn't sit outside and enjoy anything - except a shower au natural and that would not be a pretty picture - 'cause like I said, "I'm OLD." And gravity works wonders - in reverse.

But HAVE A HAPPY Anniversary, Happy Anniversary, HAPPY, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY - and believe me, you're glad you couldn't hear me singing that to you - but the sentiment is the same.

Brenda said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Sounds like a wonderful day...Here's to many, many more years...Hugs...

adrienne said...

Thanks everyone! Let's see if the plan plays out as well as it sounds... :-)

Kelly said...

Happy Anniversary! Great idea to have a breakfast together! With young kids, we rarely even go out to dinner with each other on our anniversary! A few years ago we watched our wedding video with the kids, they loved seeing everyone looking so young and different!

3rdEyeMuse said...

I soooo love your breakfast date idea! actually, we have our 11th on the 22nd - November must be a good month for vows. :) we'll actually be driving north (W.VA) on our anniversary - with child in tow) to spend Turkey day with family friends ... actually, I'm really looking forward to it. :) Hope you both had a heavenly date.

adrienne said...

Kelly - We've had some quiet stay at home anniversaries, too - and it's fun to celebrate with the kids sometimes! We don't have a video - I'll bet that was fun for them.

3rdeyemuse - I highly recommend the breakfast date! It's both relaxing and decadent, somehow. Happy almost anniversary!

sruble said...

I hope you had an excellent anniversary! What a great idea to celebrate. Happy belated anniversary!