Today is our fifth wedding anniversary. This past year in particular I've had even more reason to be grateful that when Bearhands said 'for better and for worse' he meant it.
We'd had high hopes for our anniversary this year - you see we've never actually managed to celebrate it - just Bearhands and I.
We spent our first anniversary in hospital with the 3 day old Big Sister - looking blankly at each other and silently wondering what in blazes we'd done.
Our second year, the Big Sister refused to settle - so we ate the romantic dinner I'd prepared in shifts.
The Big Sister had an ear infection on our third anniversary - so we stayed home and tended her. I don't think I even set the table!
Our fourth year was all about quarantine; the Little Sister was fourteen days old and the Big Sister had a nasty vomiting bug. Bearhands slept the night on a mattress in the Big Sister's room.
So you see, I had high hopes this year - we weren't hospitalised or contagious. We'd arranged Bearhands' parents to babysit. They'd even offered to look after the kids overnight, so we could have a 'sleep-in'. I suspect this is Mother-in-law code for marital relations, but I can't be sure.
But alas, our romantic plans have been curtailed. The Little Sister has an infection and, fearful of another horror night, we're skipping the champagne, the dinner, the dancing (Not that Bearhands realises, but there would've been dancing!) and the sleep-in.
Maybe next year will be our year!
How do you celebrate your anniversary?
And do you have any suggestions for roadblock removal?
Just pick another date! Gav and I are celebrating our 7th wedding anniversary in style this year... as it happens to be the same week as a friends wedding in Montville. We have 2 nights away at Treetops Seaview... ahhh... CANNOT WAIT! Each and every year we say we will celebrate our wedding anniversary and each and every year nothing eventuates.
Sounds lovely Chris. Two nights feels like a real break too - rather than just arriving and unpacking only to pack up & head home.
We're aiming to reschedule dinner for Friday - somewhere in Brisbane after I drop off my entry to the RNA.
Emma Tsahtsarlis says
I am feeling your pain right now. Our 3rd anniversary was on Wednesday so we have decided to go away for the weekend. We had to bring our little Miss with us and have stupidly booked a one room hotel. We are this very minute taking turns to try and get her to sleep but she is having none of it while the adults are still up. I am now sitting in the silent and pitch black room and is not even 7:30. Could be an early night for all of us tonight. Lesson learned!
Happy Anniversary Emma! I hope you managed to get Little Miss off eventually. Can sympathise with sitting in a dark room at 7.30pm - I wasn't far behind you! Hope the rest of your weekend away is great.
Dadabs and I celebrated our 5th anniversary in April. I know we did something but I cant remember what it was. How bad is that?
Amanda, Cooker and a Looker says
That's too funny Mumabs! Perhaps too much crumpet had addled your memory??
OMG! I hope you guys have a better run today and get to spend some time together. Happy anniversary! What a great date to get married 😉
Amanda, Cooker and a Looker says
We'll get some time tomorrow hopefully. Agreed: great day to get married! 🙂