3.09.2008

ain't no mountain high enough


So ... I have been away for a week. Not exactly by choice, but that's beside the point. To ease back into the blogging habit, I offer forth the following story as a tribute to the PDaddy. Every single part of this story is true ... as the picture above illustrates.

So ... I'm a little OCDish about making the bed. I always, always make the bed. Several years ago I started going into this store on Wednesday mornings earlier than usual, and often had to leave before the bed was made. No probolemo. PDaddy always, always made the bed in my absence. He would often question me about the exact placement of the many ... many ... pillows. Did I turn the bedspread down or leave it up? If there was a blanket at the bottom of the bed, how many times did I fold it? I kept trying to explain to him that it didn't matter, that I did things a little differently every day.

But still, he was concerned. Still ... he wanted it just right for me.

One Wednesday morning I told him that I didn't want him to do it like I did it. I wanted him to do it like he wanted to. I told him to be creative.

This is what I came home to. I can't be sure but I believe I cried. As you can see, he piled all of the pillows under the bedspread ... except for one. On top of that one he placed the TV remote. I called him on the phone. "What's with the remote?" I asked.

"I thought it needed a focal point" was his simple answer.

Here's to you PDaddy. You are my focal point.
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11 comments:

Leslie said...

ooo, he has a great eye for design, that p daddy of yours . . .

Mrs. Dub said...

Let's hear it for PDaddy - the smartest, toughest man I know who is also the funniest, most self-deprecating person I know.

I love you, PDids.

Glamma Fabulous aka Kelley Smith said...

Shout out, High Fives, and Huge Cyperspace Hugs to the PDaddy!!!! and just plane Ol' I love you's to you girlfriend!!!!!

P Daddy said...

And you are mine and always will be, though crying eyes, and dreamy eyes, and laughing eyes.

Now, really, do you measure the amount of sheet folded over the comforter with a caliper or just a ruler? I need to know by Wednesday.

P.S. A big thanks to glamma's big guy who has been such a rock and companion for me through a couple bumpy days this week.

hilari said...

you two are just about the sweetest most romantic couple ever. i love all of it. especially the part about the remote.

discodevo said...

I LOVE you guys!!! I wont even try to be witty right now. soooo cute.

brooke gfunk said...

Everyone dreams of having a marriage like yours! You two could not be more supportive and loving and fun and kind and just plain EXCELLENT! Thankyou for your amazing example in everything - as well as bed room design!

Tara said...

This is a hoot--leave it to a hubby to designate what is important in lfe!
Hee-hee!
:0)
Tara

janaya said...

i don't even know you... i barely know your daughter... and this post made me laugh out loud and then choke back tears. i love husbands. i love dads. and i especially love them both when they come specially equipped with an ever present funny bone. :) thanks for sharing.

Chelsea said...

I love you guys! You're such a great example of what a couple should strive to be. Much love to PDaddy and the rest of the Ess gang.

sara said...

I just love this post! You guys are awesome - wishing you all the best in the days and weeks (and years and years!) to come - what a great family you are.