Last night as Mr. W and I stood side-by-side in the bathroom getting ready for bed, he turned to me and said, "You are one sexy woman..."
I'll get back to the rest of the sentence in one second.
Yesterday marked the 7-year anniversary of our first date. I remember that night so vividly, still. It was a Sunday. It was chilly. I carefully chose an outfit that was warm but still seemed kind of chic (black sweater, jeans, and flats). I had my hair highlighted the week before. I tried hard to temper my excitement throughout the night as I realized this guy could be somebody important. I'm sure I made coy facial expressions all through dinner.
We ate fondue. We drank wine. Mr. W put his arm around me to keep me warm when he walked me to my car.
We were on such good behavior, so committed to putting our best selves forward to woo one another.
Flash forward seven years, and this is what my husband said to me last night:
"You are one sexy woman. Polka-dot pajama bottoms under your dress while you're scratching your butt."
Yep. I was scratching by butt in front of him. On the anniversary of our first date.
The old seven year itch.
It's funny how relationships transform over the years.
I cannot express enough gratitude for the fact that Mr. W stays married to me even though I act and dress this way (ask him how many times a week I stay in my workout clothes until bed...) He is a gem and I am so lucky he liked me enough on that first date to ask me on another and another.
Before I climbed into bed, I changed out of the flannel pj bottoms and dress and into something with a bit more black lace on it.
And then, of course, we worked on scratching a different kind of itch.....