While I wouldn't normally suggest trying this at home. . . Try getting mad at your SO today

Oh boy! The cousin is better and the walking pneumonia seems to be a nothing but a memory, life has resumed it's regular programming. Well, as "regular" as we get on this here ol' blog, and no, I'm not going to start talking about fiber.

A couple weeks ago C thought I was mad at him for some reason or another. (For the record I wasn't mad at him.) To clear the air he bought me a gift, a beautiful little something I've been eying on etsy for ages and had given very strong hints about wanting. My very strong hints are emails saying, "If you ever want to buy me something, buy me this" and then I add a link to the exact page.

This is my Vessels and Wares hanging basket and you can't have it.

Of course, these fancy hanging baskets are made to order, so he came home empty-handed and said, "I bought you a present because you're mad at me."

If any guys are reading this take note: saying I bought you something because you're mad seems to emphasize the anger. Anger overshadows gifts. Also, coming home with a surprise in hand and saying, "This made me think of you" doesn't give the recipient 2-3 weeks of anxious I can't wait to see what it is that he bought me to make up for this anger I think of every time I think of the gift that's coming. See, the key is to not bring up fights or anger or any of that. Just a little tip for ya, guys.

However, I wasn't mad at the Mr., I laughed at him and then repeatedly asked him what my surprise was over and over and over until he told me. Then I got to wait the 2-3 weeks for it to arrive. In the meantime I surmised I should probably actually get mad at him more often if I'm so well-rewarded for such behavior, right??

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