Friday, September 08, 2006

Love is a Very Embarrassing (oops Splendid) Thing

Kristen, here , has posted a very embarrassing moment. She has asked us to join her in the revealing of ours as well. It took me awhile to come up with one, because I think I tend to suppress such moments - it's definitely not that I don't have any!

I've had plenty of times when I've fallen (on ice, into a huge hole on campus, off my bike, etc. etc.), and immediately start looking around to see if anyone's watching before I assess my injuries. But this one I had forgotten until my husband reminded me.

Now DC is one of the sweetest, most thoughtful guys in the world. He buys great gifts and plans great surprises. He would never do anything to intentionally hurt or embarrass me. I didn't think, anyway! I really don't think he intended for this to embarrass me. But it did!!

Our church used to always have a Valentine's banquet. We used to go to a restaurant and rent a big room, then began having them catered at church. One of the last "outings" was in a neighboring town. It was a very well attended function this particular year. As everyone sat around long tables and visited, waiting for the dinner to be served, DC brought out a beautifully wrapped package. My Valentine gift! I couldn't figure out quite why he was giving it to me in such a public place - I still can't!

I opened it and immediately turned the color of this very bright red piece of Victoria's-Secret-Worthy lingerie. Yikes! I held it up, BRIEFLY, and crammed it back into the box. I was on the verge of tears. I wish I could find the picture someone took of the occasion, catching the horrified expression on the sweet, very conservative, my-mother's-age woman who was watching me open the gift.

Suffice it to say, I stuffed the box under my chair and began to try very hard to change the subject of the conversation. I suppose it hurt his feelings, but I took it back the following Monday. It was not something I would ever wear. I know he wished I would.

I will settle for flowers and/or chocolates any day!

Go on over to http://kristenssocalledlife.blogspot.com/ and link your most embarrassing moment. Should be fun!

12 comments:

Kristen said...

What was he thinking? I don't know if I've ever heard that story. Dad!! Shame on you!

Brenda said...

Men are funny. How sweet of him to remind you of that! LOL.

Nikkie said...

How embarrassing! I would pay good money to see that horrified expression!

Linda said...

I'm sure he had only the best of intentions :) Why is it the things our husbands would just love for us to wear are so incredibly uncomfortable? I had to retire my old flannel nightgowns, but I secretly miss them.

Pamela said...

That is too funny Dawn! My guess, and it is just a guess...hehe, is that he so loved you he just wanted to shout it to the world! His timing was just a little off. *smile*

Dawn said...

I think you have him pegged exactly right, Pamela!

Pamela said...

OK Dawn, I linked to your daughter Kristen's Embarrassing Moments Blog Post, and...I didn't see your name on the Mr Linky list...don't leave me in the dust girl! lol

Sherry said...

This is why he is one of our favorite uncles! He's the greatest.

Barb said...

Oh my word, Dawn. I'd have turned purple and crawled under the table.

You have to wonder why on earth husband's give you stuff like that when they KNOW you sleep in flannel pj bottoms, big hairy socks and one of THEIR tee shirts.

kpjara said...

You are clearly the subject of all his poetry!

Dawn said...

KP, as a matter of fact, I am! HE has actually written me some poetry, which I didn't know he had in him. HE's a blessing.

Blessed Beyond Measure said...

This makes up for several awful presents from you to him. I've never quite figured out why they buy us stuff that, if it's effective, will only be worn a very brief amount of time.....I'm so thankful I wasnt born a man.