Are you a romantic person? I am.
I love thinking up ways to add a bit of romance in my relationship with my husband.
Since Gwynly is a logical thinker and I’m a sentimental feeler, my efforts don’t always yield the expected results. Sometimes my attempts fall flat. Other times they’re flat-out fun.
While grocery shopping recently, I came across a display of cute little critters. Some looked like bumblebees, others like ladybugs. I couldn’t resist the latter and added one to my cart.
I took this cute little spotted fellow home, set him on Gwynly’s place mat, slipped a note in the clip serving as a foot, and filled the hidden pouch inside with a bag of peanut M&Ms, one of my guy’s favorite candies. Then I waited, unsure how he would react.
Gwynly got home, saw the toy on his place mat, and raised an eyebrow. He read the note, unzipped the secret compartment, and pulled out his treat. And then he grinned.
I done good! So good, in fact, that Gwynly took a real liking to the little fellow and awarded him the name Buggly.
Over the next couple weeks, I hid a variety of goodies inside Buggly. I’d found a way to show my hubby love in unexpected ways, and that made me happy.
One morning not long ago, I awoke, came to the kitchen, and found Buggly on my place mat. He held a note for me and was so full I wondered how Gwynly got the zipper closed.
Inside was a bag of raw almonds, one of the healthy snacks I like. Since I gave up most sweets years ago, Gwynly asked me several days before what I’d take on a hike in place of the M&Ms he puts in his pack. I gave him a few ideas and forgot about the conversation.
My hubby’s thoughtfulness didn’t stop there. As I examined the bag, I noticed some writing on it. He’d written a love note, one perfect for pun-loving me.
When I bought Buggly, I thought Gwynly might pooh-pooh my purchase. I had no idea he would like the little messenger as much as he does. And I certainly didn’t expect him to reciprocate and use Buggly to bless me.
Romance is, as I learned, catching. But this is one bug I’m happy to share.
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Have you made a romantic overture and ended up being the recipient in return?
What is one of the nicest little romantic surprises you’ve received?
Can you recall a case of romance reciprocated in a story or movie?