Monday, July 27, 2009

These Dreams

After we tuck our kids into bed, mi Amor and I morph into couch potatoes and watch TV until our eyes succumb to sleep. (We usually last an hour; it's pathetic.) He skillfully controls the remote: fast-forward. stop. play. Perfectly edited and commercial free, no one has better DVR skills. No one.

We usually watch old episodes of Arrested Development or new episodes of Obsessed. But before we settle into that night's feature presentation, we watch VH1 Classic 80's. We browse through each video, watching the first 30 seconds or so. Then: badoop, badoop, badoop, we're on to the next. If one of our favorite songs comes on, songs like Culture Club's "Time"(my favorite), or The Clash's "Train in Vain" (his favorite), we let it play in its entirety.

While we sit through the video, basking in separate memories, I always ask:

"What are you thinking about right now?"

"How cool this song is," he'll say.

"Did you have a girlfriend while this song was popular?"

"Maybe," he'll say, meanwhile preparing for a tinsy interrogation.

"Did you kiss her...a lot?" I'll say.

"Is that a serious question?"


"I don't remember. I don't think about the past like you do."

Then he'll push his tongue against his cheek, making the side of his face look like he has a jaw breaker or piece of bubble gum stuck inside. He's cueing me to lean over and smooch him. It's his way of letting me know that I'm his one and only girl. always. I'll give in and kiss him.

"I love you," he'll say.

"Me too."

And then I'll fall in love with him over and over, again and again.

P.S. I'm leaving you a video of one of my past favorites. Hair doesn't get better. I miss the 80's.


  1. Your nightime routine is exactly like ours :) Dana will not voluntarily go to bed unless he's been asleep on the couch for awhile and is only half consciously stumbling in. Sweet post and great video.

  2. ahh the 80's... i ask chad questions like that too sometimes. never get much of an answer though. but every time i pass highland high i have to shout out "thats where dad used to make out with all those girls" he loves it !

  3. I found you through Michelle's blog. Loved this post. True love!

  4. Hi Heather! Bryce showed me a picture of you when you were in college together, chillin' at the Training Table with some cheese fries. I looked at your blog and your family is beautiful. I feel like I already know you;)

  5. I love this post! You are so endearing. Bryce probably can't even remember any girls that came along before you! THAT's why he doesn't answer!!! :)

  6. ummm... yeah. I give you a new, awesome friend and you baaaaasically bag on my TiVo remote skills. How dare you.