Post # 1
This morning I found myself in a almost deja vu moment and I really suprised myself haha.
A few years ago, when I was a stubburn teenager (though some may say I am still stubburn just no longer a teenager ) I was helping my Grandmother make Sunday breakfast when I noticed she was doing something to the grits while they were still in the cooking pot with a toothpick. So, of course I asked her what she was doing and she said “Well, I’m picking out the grits that turn dark when you cook them.” (FYI for you Bees not in the South or who have never eaten grits, they are teeny tiny corn grounds, so picking out single grits with a toothpick is no easy feat!) So I asked of course why you would ever want to do that because they all taste the same and she tells me “I have always done it, from the first time I ever cooked your Grandaddy breakfast. I couldn’t imagine serving my husband ugly grits, I want them to be nice for him.” and being a usual teenager I was floored by this and said I would NEVER go through that for my husband, he can eat the grits if I cooked them even if there were a couple of brown grits in them haha.
Then today I found myself ironing sheets. Bed sheets. Bed sheets that are just getting folding up and shipped to Afghanistan. See, the other day I decided I wanted to send a set of sheets to my fiance who is deployed there so I went out and bought them. Then I thought ohh I will wash them so they smell extra nice and soft, not a big stretch right? So when they come out of the dryer they are all wrinkley so I decided to iron them….even though I just folded them back up afterwards and put them back in the package they came in to send to him. Even though the package will probably get squished by a postman.
So long story short, as I was in a very violent fight with the stretchy sheet trying to iron it (Those things are damn hard to try to iron!) I realized ‘Wow, I never would have thought a few years ago I would want to do this for a boyfriend/fiance/husband.”
Have any of you fellow Bees found yourself doing something for your SO that you had previously thought you never would?
Post # 3
hahha so funny, and YES! I do think it is sweet though, that you washed them for him. My brother was also deployed in Afghanistan, and we always did little stuff like that for him and he appreciated it SO much. I digress, I do all sorts of little stuff like that lol. Separate m&ms, make recipes certain ways because he insists he can taste butter in whatever (even though when I leave it in he doesnt notice ;o) ) Too funny.
The girts thing is impressive though…i cant IMAGINE picking out all the dark ones!
Post # 4
wow! you’re extremmely cute! i bet your FI will really love what you did for him!
i find myself cooking meals my husband like, the way he likes them, even if i have to cook something else for me! and believe me, i’m not a big cooker but i like to challenge myself by doing it!
Post # 5
Thank you you two! I really hope he likes them especially after me ironing them, I never realized how annoying and stressful it could be haha.
I will probably have to cook special stuff for my guy too, he has this list of things he is “allergic” to, and by allergic I mean he just doesn’t like them and thinks it is easier to say he is allergic hehe.
Post # 6
Just bumping. I’m really curious to see if any other Bees have experiences like these.
Post # 7
washing his dirty underwear is something i never guessed i would be doing one day.
ive discovered im becoming a bit of domestic godess in regards to meals. i have a blackboard in the kitchen and every sunday night i sit down and plan the weeks meals and really go out of my way in deciding what to do (i cook all the meals) so every night we sit down at the table for a proper meal. ALWAYS eating meals at the table is a big thing for me now as i hated when growing up that mealtime was a war zone
oh, also packing his lunch every day and sometimes i put notes in there or a inspiration card or maybe a sweet treat that hes not expecting.
Post # 8
Honeybunny, your granny is amazing! And so are you, I’m impressed that you ironed the fitted sheet!
I pack his lunches and make all the meals at home too and find myself spening alot of time planning meals.
Post # 9
Ok so here’s something I did for my FI (BF at the time) several years ago. Remember when the XBOX 360 first came out? Well, I stood in line to get him one of those bloody systems. I bought it early November and intended to give it to him for Christmas and that was the hardest secret I’ve had to keep from him.
Anyways, it’s funny because I always laughed at people who lined up days and hours for concert tickets, etc. Yet there I was lining up because I knew it would give him the biggest freak out of his life to get his hand on the XBOX.
To think I could have easily sold it on ebay for 10x it’s value!
Post # 10
heheheh thats funny Catlady. does going to a KISS concert counts as “what youve done for your other”?? last year i bought tickets for his birthday – bunch of freaks i tell you and i wore ear plugs the entire time
Post # 11
Haha eloping I think that totally counts!
Thank you sparkle! Lol I was suprised I did it too, especially because I never iron anything if I can help it.
Post # 12
haha I totally do this stuff. I used to HATE cooking. Like anything other than mac and cheese, grilled cheese, or veg burger? hell no. ESPECIALLY meat. I would eat it sometimes when I went out but I would not allow raw meat in my house. Now? I cook him dinner all the time. including meat.
Also? I went to Crue Fest 2 last month. I don’t like concerts or metal.
Ahhh what we do for love. lol
Post # 13
I never thought I’d ever do a man’s laundry. I always envisioned that when I got married, we’d still do laundry separately. Now, I’m all excited if FI has clothes at my place and I get to wash it. Yep, I’m a goner.
Post # 14
lol, ironing! I hate ironing anything when I buy new clothes, I go to great lengths to ensure they’re not going to wrinkle (yeah, I have like 0 clothing items of 100% cotton. effff that. lol) But I have ironed for him. And washed his dirty underwear.
Post # 15
This is so sweet!
I frickin hate ironing with starch, but my hubby LOVES the crispness of his button downs with starch…so, alas, I do that for him. He is also a very picky eater, so I find myself cooking around what he likes so that he doesn’t have to pick things out.
Post # 16
That is so sweet to send him freshly laundered sheets!
I never in a million years thought I’d be happily washing smelly/sweaty running clothes…but I do it for him all the time!