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About me: I'm 42 and added another gherkin to our pickle party of a family. My husband Chuck, our 9-year-old Junior, our 6-year-old Everett, our toddler and I live in a town in Connecticut I affectionately call Mulletville Lite (aka my childhood hometown). My friends call me Nutjob, and they're right. In my husband's spare time he dresses up as a Viking and chases ghosts (and I'm the nutjob?). When I'm not busy working as a graphic designer, I lie in a ball in the corner.

Friday, June 18, 2010

The banana blow-out

So, Chuck and I had a lovely anniversary dinner at Mohegan Sun's Tuscany. Even with my limited cooking ability I could have made a better fettuccine with bacon and green peas (salt shaker, anyone?), and the waitress forgot about us for an hour, but that's neither here nor there. I was dining with my amour.

Aw.

And he sat through the whole dinner and didn't need crayons or juice with a straw and he didn't want to sit on my lap and stick his fingers in my food!

There was a banana foster thingamabob on the dessert menu, but Chuck told me he doesn't actually like bananas.

That kind of soured the edible banana negligee I had waiting at home (next post: how to make lingerie with fruit. You heard it here first!).

I guess there's always next year. The traditional gift is wood. Wooden underwear? A wooden trapeze? The possibilities are endless.

One of the best parts of the night was that I could let me bump hang free. I suck it in all day at work and cover it up with jean jackets and large purses (I've also been walking like a hunchback), so it felt nice to let it flap in the wind. Seriously, I felt like a freak with an extra appendage who was finally able to dangle it in public, without my co-workers pointing and exclaiming, "She's pregnant again?!"

I'm telling my boss on Monday.

Gulp.

Happy weekend.

21 comments:

VandyJ said...

Glad you had a great dinner! Good luck with the reveal on Monday.

kyooty said...

YAY! for Couple time. Funny thing about the crayons, that's exactly what hubbie and I ended up doing on our lastnight supper out, playing tic tac toe on the paper table. :)

Stacie said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Chuck!

And, rock that baby bump! Good luck on Monday :)

Otter Thomas said...

Well clearly I have been gone for too long. I come back and you are pregnant. Congrats on that and Happy Anniversary.

The Mother said...

I happen to have a 19th century pattern for a wooden...

Oh, wait. You want something you can do TOGETHER.

Sorry your waitress was a downer, but there is something to be said for dining with someone who doesn't put the salt shakers in his mouth.

Lindy said...

I'm with kyooty - if there aren't crayons, we end up playing games with our pens.

Good luck on Monday!

Pricilla said...

Well, it's not like you can hide it forever....
I'm glad you had a nice time with your hubby

SLColman said...

Glad that you enjoyed your night out with Chuck :)
Good luck telling your boss!!

Jen said...

How did I miss this? I have been combing through your posts and I can't find where you announced it? I have been reading, I have been stopping by and reading. I'm hurt that you didn't tell me.

And Congratulations!!!! I'm so glad it's you and not me!

Seriously, I am so happy for you guys.

Keely said...
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Keely said...

God, I would LOVE to tell my boss I was pregnant. I'd have a fucking parade and hire a skywriter. But giving mothers a year off is probably LESS of an inconvenience for bosses here, because it'd be easier to hire someone for a year term to replace them than cover off the lousy 6 weeks or whatever it is you guys get.

I think my point is you should move to Canada.

Dto3 said...

Couples therapy sans Junior - sweet bliss!

鈺苓賴 said...

愛情不是慈善事業,不能隨便施捨。..................................................................

Jeanne said...

I'm sure your boss will be fine. After all, it's illegal to discriminate over pregnancy.

Alterity Button Jewelry said...

Ha! Sounds like a great dinner :)

Mama Badger said...

Good for you. You'll have to tell us what your boss says. And screw your co-workers. You should tell them it's triplets.

P.L. Frederick said...

Hee hee hee! You're funny. Go for wooden trapeze. But to protect against splinters, with gloves. Mittens are ponderous.

P.L. Frederick (Small & Big)

Whitney said...

I love your blog. You crack me up. And as an army wife with a deployed husband..I need to laugh. So thanks. Side-note...my husband came up with a list for non-traditional anniversary gifts...
http://whitney-armywife.blogspot.com/2010/05/redneck-wedding-anniversary-gifts_03.html
maybe you'll find it useful. lol
And congrats on the pregnancy! :)

Dto3 said...

Missing You - I need some levity - bring on a rip-roaring post.

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Let us all know how the boss telling goes! You can do it!

I'm glad you had a great dinner. Sorry about the banana failure. *snort* sorry...that sounded funny.

jadenotjaded said...

Ooh, what will your 'weight obsessed' family say???