Tuesday, May 26, 2009
The Naked Truth
In every relationship I’ve ever had, I’ve found it intriguing and satisfying to study the way my men act with the different people in their lives. It always seemed to me that there was some new facet being revealed, some side of them that only came out in the presence of their old friend from childhood or their big brother.
Mr. Wonderful has not let me down once in this capacity. Every time I meet a new family member or friend, I feel like I know him a little better. And every time, it makes me love him a little bit more. It’s amazing how I keep thinking my Mr. W cup is full and he just keeps dripping more drops into it.
When his stepdad picked us up from the airport, it was my first clue-in to his feelings for this man, and what lay ahead for us over the weekend. He was so affectionate, it melted my heart. I hadn’t seen him that way with anyone but me and his nieces. He was equally cute with his mom, teasing her and nodding reluctantly every time she called him “her baby.” (She loved me, by the way).
What a treat it is to fill in the gaps surrounding the person you love. To make them more real, maybe a little more vulnerable. And realize that the more you learn, the more you adore them.
Mr. W’s mom gave me the lowdown on the entire family history, so I feel like I’m coming away knowing so much more about him. It’s funny how you can spend a year and a half with someone, and still not know everything.
She got to know me a little better too…not just through our many conversations out on the lanai, but carnally. Yes kids, I was kneeling on the floor (thankfully in the dark) with only my underwear on (yes, it was a thong) before I got in the shower. It was the day we were leaving, so I was quickly checking my flight itinerary before skipping into the bathroom. And suddenly, the bedroom door whipped open and she said, “Just making sure you guys were awake,” and I just froze and tried to cover as much areola as I could, smiling and replying, “Yes, we’re up!”
When Mr. W came back into the room, I told him his mom had just seen me naked. He chuckled and said, “Better you than me!”