Saturday, February 26, 2011

Remember When…

Memories can be extremely romantic, especially memories about your time dating together, your wedding or special times you’ve had together. Now, I realize that as guys, we’re not all that big on sitting around thinking about yesteryear; we’re all about what’s going on today and planning for tomorrow. But, that doesn’t mean that memories about yesterday aren’t worthwhile; especially if they can bring romantic feelings to life in the two of you.

Everybody has somewhere in the house that they keep special stuff from their past. Photo albums, old high-school yearbooks, the stuffed animal you won at the fair, the kids stroller, some piece of something you bought at a tourist trap while on vacation. All of these things have memories connected to them, that’s why we save them.

It seems like the attic is the “classic” place to store those things; but maybe you’ve got another place to store them. Wherever it is, I’m sure you’ve got one. So, let’s take a little trip down memory lane and remember when…

You’ve got two hands, so you need to use both of them. In one hand, grab something for the two of you to drink. Even better, grab the drink and some sort of snack; cheese cubes on toothpicks comes to mind, and you don’t have to be a master chef to make it. In the other hand grab your wife’s hand. Don’t tell her where you’re going, just lead her to that place where you store all those old dusty memories.

Once you get there, tell her you’re going on a trip down memory lane. Wipe the dust off a few things, dig them out of boxes, and talk about the memories that those things invoke in you. Have fun, be silly. Put on that old cowboy hat and pretend you’re a cowboy. Grab the ukulele with the broken string and sing a song.

Take some time together, enjoy your drink, and eat your snack while you remember yesteryear. Maybe you can replay something from your courtship and end it as you did back then… with a kiss.

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