Everyday Romance - Romantic Story: My Surprise Pampering
I'm a mother of three toddlers with little time to spend
on myself, let alone with my husband. We make a good team
providing for our growing family but romance has taken a
back seat for the past few years.
One day my husband surprised me. It was a regular early
weekday except Jared awoke earlier than usual. I was
busy doing chores when he came downstairs and said that
I had the day off. Of course I thought he was crazy. But
he said that he was staying home from work for the day
to give me break and that my girlfriend was coming over
shortly to pick me up for an all-inclusive break that
he arranged. He wouldn't give me any details no matter
how much I pestered him.
Jackie started the drive without letting one clue slip.
I was angry at her, guilty for leaving my babies at
home, and worried about potential disasters that could
happen in my absence. But when we pulled up to doors
of a luxurious day spa, I was won over. I hadn't been
pampered since before becoming a mother.
Jackie and I made it a point to talk about our lives,
not our kid's lives, in order to catch up with each
other. We had pedicures, manicures, facial massages...
the works. I hadn't felt so relaxed in years.
When I returned home I was greeted by the piercing scream
of a smoke alarm. The kids were at the neighbor's house
and the romantic dinner my husband had been trying to
cook was burning in the oven. We had dinner together
anyways. Despite the dinner disaster, I still appreciated
my husband's thoughtful gift. The whole day made me feel
like a person - and a woman! - again.
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