Monday, March 02, 2009

if it isn't love

I spent the entirety of this weekend either in bed or on the couch. I hate being sick. I also hate being sick when I'm not allowed to take any medicine that could possibly make me feel better or allow me to breath easier.

Saturday night, at the height of my whiney/neediness, Somebody came into the bedroom with me at 8pm to pray and tuck me in (because he's nice like that) because, dang, I'd been awake for almost eight hours and all that lying around had exhausted me. In my VapoRub stupor (side note: did you know that the jar says to consult my physician if I'm pregnant before I use VapoRub? Why? Do babies not like the smell?) I suggested to Somebody that what might help me fall asleep right away would be for him to sing me a lullaby. Because, you know, he's NEVER done that before. Or wanted to do that. Or wanted to be asked to do that. He, of course, declined that lovely suggestion. I figured there had to be some Chinese lullaby that he needed to practice singing, and that there was no time like the present, but he stubbornly refused to acknowledge that there ever was a lullaby sung in the Chinese language. Not even one. So I busted out the only song I can sing in Chinese, which is "We Are a Happy Family" and he patiently listened to my blatant and raspy combining of the phrases I knew in Chinese with supplemental English on the parts where I didn't know the Chinese words.

After I was done singing, we were both quiet for a moment before he said, "Okay, I have a song for you." And then he patted my head and sang, "You're beautiful, no matter what they say."

7 comments:

Rachel T. said...

AWWW that is totally sweet! YAY for a good hubbie!

Miss L said...

Somebody's song: so sweet, so funny. And I especially hope you are feeling better! :)

ps. Miss Q is totally Vapo-Rub'd enhanced as well. It's quite the scent isn't it.

byufish said...

You know desperate times call for desperate measures...at least Somebody noted what kind of "times" it was Saturday night!! LOVE the guy...you guys are soooo good for each other!

Allison said...

You two are the cutest!

Anonymous said...

I don't think "You're beautiful, NO MATTER WHAT THEY SAY," is a sweet gesture. Nope, not at all.

Lauralee, Dean and Camden said...

that is so sweet! I hope you get feeling better soon and I hope that baby is being nice to you! That is so funny about the warning label on the Vicks. I guess they want to cover all their bases just encase.

Karla said...

You should post a clip of the song so that I can hear it.