It’s Valentine’s Day…but wait! Put that card down. Yes, right now. Drop those flowers in some water. There’s a vase under the kitchen sink. Don’t open that heart shaped box of candy yet. I saw that eye roll. For heaven’s sake stop searching the man’s pockets for jewelry store receipts.
Do you think you’re the only one in the world having Valentine’s Day today? I see you nodding your head. Don’t let your tiara fall off, Princess. It’s February 14th for everybody and your name isn’t printed on the calendar. There’s no need to check, take my word for it…Put down the darn calendar!
Tell me something. What do you have planned for your man tonight? Ewwww, T.M.I.! I mean, while you still have clothes on. Sure, his motor is always running, but won’t you like to put him in the mood to rev yours up a little higher.
Give and take doesn’t mean him giving and you taking. NO IT DOESN’T. It means both of you giving as much as you take. Don’t pout, just sit down and listen.
This weekend I did a little research. I talked to three very important men who are known to be romance experts, namely, my husband, my brother, and my son. What can I say; I brought the boy up right. Anyway, this is what I learned.
Husband: “The most romantic thing a woman ever did for me was when you’d put the kids to bed early or send them to your sister’s house. We’d have a nice quiet dinner without any arguments, spilt milk or spaghetti flying across the table. Then we’d relax with a movie that didn’t have to be animated. It really relieved the stress of the day. It meant a lot to me that you understood what I needed.”
Don’t smirk, he was a farmer then. He worked from sun-up until after dark, sometimes seven days a week. And, we had four kids all born within three years. The place was a zoo!
Brother: “The best gift a woman can give me is something that lightens my load; have the lawn done or get my car detailed. Take care of one of those chores I’ve been trying to get to. That tells me that you understand the stress my work schedule puts me under and you want to help. Another great gift is something that fits my interests; a new sports bag or a fishing pole. It shows that you know what interests me and you support it.”
Don’t start shaking your head. You spend more money on a pair of shoes. And, he’s not asking you to bait a hook, for heaven’s sake.
Son: “The most romantic gift I’ve ever received was a rock. My girlfriend gave me a polished heart shaped stone. It wouldn’t mean anything to anyone else, but it touched me. I keep it in my pocket and it reminds me of her all day long. It makes me smile.”
Yeah, I know, here’s a tissue.
Men are simple creatures, easy to please. So plan a nice dinner. Put on a sexy dress and a pair of heels. Feed the kids early tonight. Buy him something nice. And, while you wait for him to come home, you can buy my book.
Okay, okay, leave me a nice comment with your email address and you may be the person I send a free copy…but just one.
Twice the Trouble
Lacey Carlyle has worked for years to create the perfect blend of home, business and family. Now she risks losing everything when the land she farms is bought by the man who abandoned her thirteen years ago.
Alex has never understood why Lacey walked away from him. Now, he holds the deed to her farm and intends to make her pay. The only problem – two kids weren’t part of the plan.
Jenna and Jarrod may not see eye-to-eye but they are both determined to find happiness for their mom and keep their home safe.
Can Lacey and Alex put their pasts behind them and embrace a future together?
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More about my online friend and awesome supporter--oh, and if you haven't read her THE CHIEF'S PROPOSAL, you're missing out. I simply loved the Chief and his story. Sigh ladies...simply sigh...
Sandra Dailey is an avid reader and lifelong story teller. She caught the writing bug after winning a short story contest. The Chief’s Proposal was her first published work and now she’s added Twice the Trouble, but she has many more stories to tell.
Sandra currently lives with her husband in north Florida.
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