I layered the lady fingers drizzled with decaf coffee, fruit and pudding in the trifle bowl, knowing what would follow that afternoon when my husband came home.
He loves pudding deserts and since the next day he’d be celebrating his 40th, I had to make sure that the lady fingers were nice and soft.
But I knew the second he saw the desert chilling in the fridge, he’d want to try it right away.
It would start with some teasing, move into pleading….it happens every year….on every birthday.
Hubs likes his sweets. No doubt about that!
The thing is this, I’m a stickler for the rules. OCD is another term we could use.
So, how on earth can you eat birthday cake the day before your birthday??? It’s just not right!
My rule has always been:
1. On your birthday
2. After dinner
3. Followed by gifts.
I know, I know…I need to loosen up!
Well, this year he didn’t disappoint.
The kids had no sooner gone to bed, when he opened the fridge and timidly said, “Man, I’d love to try out that desert!” And I didn’t disappoint by my usual, “Don’t touch that! You can’t have it until tomorrow…….on your birthday.”
Suddenly, I was reminded by a blog post I read the week before. The idea was revolutionary. In fact, I don’t know anyone who does what she does. Literally no one.
But, Courtney shared about how when she brings a cake or desert to a function, not to be surprised if it’s got a hole in it because she serves her husband first.
She gives him the best piece.
She’s totally not embarrassed to show up with a hole in her cake. No, she does it with pride because she spoils her husband!
Wow – what guy wouldn’t want that, right??
So, after my initial scolding, I surprised hubs by turning around and saying, “You know what? Let’s try it out and see what it tastes like!”
And I felt so much joy in giving into his his inner “little boy” who used to sneak cookies when his mom wasn’t looking. Only this time he didn’t have to sneak around…because I was eating some right along with him.
Giggling like a school girl….breaking the rules….
spoiling my husband….
giving him the best piece.
I learned something that day: One of the best things I can do as a wife is spoiling my husband and making him feel like the most important person on the planet!
p.s. You can find the recipe for my trifle later this week!
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