I was in the middle of doing some pre-spring gardening work on Saturday when Arjan told me to “get ready we’re going shopping”. Panic… I was dressed for GAR-DE-NING!!! Didn’t he see that? There was to be no discussion.
So a shower and some interrogative style questions later we were off…
Just to give you an idea of the conversation that followed:
-Me: Is it in Antwerp? A: Not in the city centre exactly?
-A: I should empty the trunk of the car first. Me: Seriously??how big is it anyway?
-Me: Shouldn’t we drop off the kids at my parent’s? (thinking we were getting a lamp or chair and dreading the idea of three kids in a design store!)
-A: Don’t worry, kids are allowed
-Me: Do I look worried? – followed by a very fake smile.
It went on for a while and I must have looked like I had a giant question mark over my head! I was in agony – seriously.
But I was not to worry… for the gift my amazingly sweet husband had in store was a puppy!!! The little baby Shi Tzu that I had been wishing for for so long.
And there she was… looking.right.at.me.
Meet …Willow – The puppy who stole my heart! Not only was she the perfect birthday gift, she is a gift to all of us.
PS: Arjan.. I love you and sorry for calling you sweet on here but you are totally sweet and amazing, so get over it. I WOOF you! ;-) Oh and gardening is totally dorky and I love it. So there!