You’re awesome! Thanks for stopping by for a few minutes to hang out with me (and my hubs by default).
SO Greg has been DESPERATELY awaiting the release of The Division (in the final days he was like a little puppy waiting for his owner to come home- poor guy). He is involved in two round table style podcasts that revolve around this game, one of which he basically runs, and one on which he is on a panel with a few other hosts (Proud Wife). The game finally came out on Tuesday! He hoped to have the day off work but by the time he got home, some of his fellow gamers already reached level 17 (that IS a big deal in case there was any question). Needless to say, of course I wanted to make it special for him and he deserves it.
Let me take a side note to prove he deserves it. Even though he waited for the game, and had interruption after interruption at what was supposed to be a day off work- by the time he got home our 16 month old daughter was awake from her nap (I put her down late, hoping Greg would have a few hours of game time while she slept). He noticed the beautiful weather outside and instead of trying to figure out how he could play his long awaited game, he suggested we all go outside and do something as a family (that is sacrifice right there)- my heart melted. We had a great time and got our baby in the sun on what was supposed to be his nerd day.
Yeah, he deserves it. So, back to Greg’s game”day.” With a toddler on my hands, I can’t go ALL OUT, accompany him to midnight releases, and stay up all night watching him play. So I’m learning how to keep things simple but special.We were immersed in the craft beer culture for a while (home brewing champs) and there is a beer at a local brewery he really missed the taste of. While I was out running errands, I made a stop for the beer and while my daughter was napping, I managed to make him a funny little card and a gaming-friendly dinner of mini French Dip Sandwiches with Au Jus and Parmesan crusted cheese fries with bacon.
The smile on my husband’s face when he saw that beer was seriously priceless.
A small witty “card,” a long desired beer, and me offering to put our daughter to sleep at night (usually his part of our routine) meant way more to him than me spending hours cooking & cleaning. I’ve spent months planning some surprises for him and let me tell you, I’ve NEVER seen him smile at any of those like he did when he saw a $10 beer that took me 10 minutes to get…$10 beer, 10 minutes…
Do you know what your spouse’s “$10 beer, 10 minutes”is? If you do, do it! If you don’t, learn it! Love starts where one serves. Now check out the dope pics below to see my man and his
beard, smile. And in case you’re curious about his Podcast, here’s a link (I got to star in the intro & closing) https://soundcloud.com/uifireside
Until Next Time,
Gamer’s Wifey (Steph)