All These Years and I Never Knew...
My Birthday was a few months ago.
We had a family party with my parents, my brother and his family, and my grandma.
Whenever we celebrate a birthday my husband has everyone go around and say something nice, or share a funny story about the birthday person.
Since I was the woman of the hour, the comments were about me.
We worked our way around the room, and then it was my husband's turn.
He is not the kind of guy that is always "gushing" sentiments in public, so I always look forward to his comments.
He explained that when we were newlyweds we would get up and eat breakfast together. I wanted to get up and talk over breakfast. He is not a morning person. He didn't see the need for all the talking.
"The first morning after moving into our basement, we got up to eat and I couldn't focus on anything Heather was saying. Not because I was tired, but because I couldn't stop thinking about how bad Heather's breath was. She was sitting across from me talking with the worst morning breath ever."
WHAT! WHAT is he talking about I thought? I don't have bad breath, he has never said anything, why is he telling this to my family? Couldn't he tell me this in private?
"I just kept thinking, she never had bad breath on our honeymoon. This is just great, she wants to talk first thing in the morning, and she has horrible breath."
"A few months later Heather was pregnant and sick. It was a Saturday and she had a chance to sleep in. I got up to eat breakfast alone. I was out of cereal so I poured a bowl of Heathers. Honey Nut Cheerios."
"I took the first bite and thought, argh, my breath stinks."
"I took the next bite and thought the same thing."
"Waiting to take my third bite, spoon up by my nose, it dawned on me. I sniffed the bowl of Cheerios and it was all clear, IT'S NOT HER BREATH, IT'S THE CHEERIOS."
I had been eating Honey Nut Cheerios everyday since we got married. I am a creature of habit.
So...the nice thing he said about me this year...
"I am grateful it is Heather's Birthday and that she's never had bad breath."
(Insert Sarcasm): Ahhhhh! Thanks for the sweet birthday sentiment.
ANY SECRETS YOU NEVER KNEW?