While I was curled up on the sofa yesterday, eating bon-bons, I was watching The View.
Okay, okay, I really don’t know what a bon-bon even is. And I never used to watch any talk shows, though now I occasionally turn them on when I am looking for fodder for my posts over on Babble.
I watched in fascination as the ladies talked about how yesterday was the second most popular day for women to decide to cheat on their spouses.
The other day? The day after Valentine’s Day.
Why? Well, the theory is that women have high expectations for these days. It’s a chance for husbands to show their wives how much they are loved and appreciated.
So, if the husband lets the wife down, it can be the final straw and she’ll then make a decision that she’s going to have an affair.
That’s an awful lot of pressure to put on a day.
I’ll admit I
love presents gimmee gimmee gimmee appreciate a thoughtful gift. And I want to be treated like a princess like when my husband puts a little bit of effort into our Mother’s Day plans.
And I’m not complaining: I had a nice Mother’s Day. I got to sleep in, we went out to brunch, and had a relaxing family day. Hubs and the boys bought me some outfits from White House Black Market
because I put a coupon for WHBM on top of his keys when I knew Hubs was headed out to shop.
But, if the day had been like any other Sunday and nothing special had been done, would it be enough to make me get up the next morning, determined that I was now going to cheat?
Then again, I think that statistic was talking about marriages that are already on the rocks. Where the wife is looking at Mother’s Day as some sort of test, wanting a grand gesture that will somehow save the marriage.
But, to me, it’s the little gestures every day that make our marriage work. The little things that don’t seem like a big deal at the time, but when you add them all up together, they show that I’m loved and appreciated.
Okay, okay: I’d TAKE a grand gesture. It would be nice, I’ll admit.
But, not getting one? Is not a dealbreaker.
My marriage is worth more than that.