Day 194: Roll the Die, Get a Prize

April 12, 2012

On Monday, I wanted to play a game like Monopoly with you, but modified so that there were actual prizes for the winner. When I asked you if you were interested in doing this, you said that it sounded like fun, but that you were too tired for a long game. So instead, I listed six prizes on a sheet of paper and numbered them from one to six:

  1. Massage
  2. I’ll do whatever chore you want.
  3. Dark chocolate bar from Trader Joe’s
  4. Snuggle time on the couch
  5. I’ll watch the TV show of your choice with you.
  6. Wild

Then, I had you roll a die, with the stipulation that you would win the prize associated with whatever number you rolled. (If you rolled a six, you would’ve been able to choose any prize from one to five.)

You rolled a three. You asked me if you could have the massage instead, but I refused (per the rules of the game). You were fine with that. I bought you your chocolate on Tuesday:

Directly after the game, though, you turned on the show of your choice and started snuggling me on the couch. I asked you why you were claiming prizes from the game that you weren’t entitled to and you said something to the effect that your current actions had nothing to do with the game.


Day 193: Date-Night Jar

April 12, 2012

On Sunday, I came up with an idea for a date-night jar, something that we can put money into in order to save up for dates. I’m not the most artistic person, so I asked you to decorate a label for the jar. Here’s the finished product:

Originally, I had my eye on this jar, one you received from your grandma:

You said we couldn’t use it because you didn’t want it to break. But you really meant that you didn’t want me to break it. I’m insulted. What on earth would make you think that? 😉

Don’t you think our date-night jar will be fun and useful? For one, we can use it to make going out together a priority. Rather than going out occasionally when it crosses our minds and we happen to have the money, we can put our dates on the calendar and save for them using our jar. For another thing, saving up for our dates will really build the anticipation for them. We’ll be able to see our progress by checking the jar and realizing how close we’re getting to our goal. When the date finally comes, we’ll be excited and ready for it. Three, having a jar to save for dates can help us budget for dates. Rather than spending a bunch of money all at once, we’ll spread the cost of a date over a longer period of time.

PS: After taking a picture of your grandma’s jar, I dropped the lid and it broke. I’m in a heap of trouble.


Day 192: Dessert Nests

April 12, 2012

I’ve been on a sugar kick lately, which is why, on Saturday, I made you dessert for the second time in a week. I mixed melted chocolate, peanut butter, and chow mein noodles together, then formed the mixture into nests. I put candy eggs on top of the nests and gave bunny peeps the task of hatching the eggs. Here’s one of them: