I really, really LIKE my husband.
Yesterday was a bad day. Hendrik was UNHAPPY. Nothing I did was working. I felt like a bad mother, which I know is melodramatic. He's a babe. I can't read his mind. I just want to be able to comfort him when his screams escalate to epic proportions, his tears flowing and his yellow eye goop oozing angrily.
J came home with a giant bouquet of lilies, and a proposition: let's get out of this house.
It sounds a bit counterintuitive, what with a SCREAMING child and all, but Hendrik always comes through in the clutch. He remained quiet and content on the way to the restaurant, lost his shit in the car once we parked, nursed, and was placid for the next 45 minutes, allowing us to enjoy our meal. It's like he knows how far he can go.
As we settled into the car for the ride home, J burst out into song:
"They call it the J!" Then: "Why am I singing the Frasier theme?"
Suddenly, a duet: "Oh baby I hear the blues are callin' tossed salad and scrambled eggs!"
Then, giggling, because the baby's screaming has sent us over the edge, and what the fuck does the Frasier theme song MEAN?
"But I don't know what to do with this tossed salad and scrambled eggs! They call it the J."
It was just enough flowers, turkey sandwiches on foccacia, and theme-song singin' to revitalize a mama.