Terry and I just attended our 50th high school reunion in Louisville. We had a BLAST. The first night there, Terry saw his old flame from high school and made a beeline over within 30 seconds of arriving. She was and still is disgustingly cute. He was back in a nanosecond. It seems that when he was introduced to her husband, the husband remarked" oh - I have heard a LOT about you!" Terry made a hasty retreat.
The next night at the dinner dance, we were sitting at a table with 10 old old close friends and my brother and his wife. The band started playing the Four Seasons hit "Big Girls Don't Cry". Terry announced 'That song was playing when Bev ( the old flame) broke up with me. I am going to ask her to dance". You can only imagine the grief he got from those around the table about that. I thought it was funny -but others didn't know that. Anyway, my husband apparently was made to feel he had been a little insensitive.
On the drive home, he asked if it bothered me and what could he do to make it up. I assured him it didn't bother me in the least. However, I suddenly realized that the moment could be put to good use. About 5 minutes later, I told him I had 2 ideas brewing for the next year that would both require his help - the carousel and the actual trees for the advent calendar. He was more than happy to agree to this. N
Now - what else can I use to my advantage?