Saturday, April 16, 2011
Every once in a while, I like to get something about flowers in here. After all, they are the classic romantic gift to give a woman, so we may as well make use of them. The trick for me, is coming up with something original to do with the flowers.
Let me mention something here; doing the same romantic act all the time doesn’t work. The first time, it’s romantic; the second time, it’s somewhat romantic, the third time, it’s a touch romantic; and by the fourth time, it’s routine. It’s important to have variety in your romance, to keep things fresh and exciting. That’s not to say that you can’t do the same thing again; I’m just saying that you’re better off waiting a while, before you do it again; that way it can be a fresh idea once again.
So, let’s do something different with the flowers this time. Go ahead and buy a dozen of some sort of flowers for your wife. Remember, they don’t always have to be roses. Roses have a tradition of being romantic; but remember, we want variety in our romantic acts.
Talk nicely to the girl in the flower shop and ask her to wrap each flower individually. If you explain what you’re going to do, she’ll probably be glad to go along. You may have to pay a couple of bucks extra, but it’ll be worth it. Even if she doesn’t charge you extra, be a nice guy and give her a tip.
All right, now that you’ve got the flowers, number them in a fractional format (1/12, 2/12, 3/12…). The first number is the number of the flower, the second number is how many flowers you bought for your wife.
Sometime when your wife isn’t looking, place the flowers around the house; on tables, in the kitchen sink, on your bed, in the bathroom, on the sofa, wherever seems like a good place to leave a flower. You probably don’t want to bother with the garage, the basement or the kids rooms.
It shouldn’t take long for her to start finding the flowers. Don’t tell her what the numbers mean, she should be able to figure that out for herself. Once she does, the hunt will really be on. If she comes to you and asks how many there are, just ask her how many she’s found. Unless she says the number you bought, tell her, “more.”
Not only will she have fun with this special scavenger hunt, but each flower she finds will be another “I love you.” You’ll actually make just about as much headway with this as if you had done it 12 times. So, get going.