August 10, 2009

My Wife Is Awesome Day 2009

Happy My Wife Is Awesome Day. Okay, undoubtedly, you're scratching your heads trying to figure out a) how you missed such a momentous day or b) what the hell I'm talking about. You are excused from such a lapse in holiday awareness. Today is the first annual and randomly occurring My Wife Is Awesome Day. Let me explain.

Right now as I type, my wife is upstairs asleep. Were she actually awake - and she very well might be in the process of waking up - she would be operating under the assumption that I was heading to work shortly, having put on my suit and tie. But that's not really how the day is going to play out. I have, unbeknownst to her, taken the day off. In a few minutes I'll start a nice breakfast for her. After that, she's got an appointment at a posh spa for a massage. And then I'll be cooking her a nice, rich and totally indulgent gourmet dinner. Because, believe it or not, I can totally do shit like that.

Why am I doing all this? Because, as the title of the day clearly articulates, my wife is awesome. Like me, I think most of you know that already. But, specifically, my wife puts up with a lot of shit which seems to emanate from my general direction. This is partially due to the fact that I'm somewhat neurotic, slightly obsessive compulsive, overly opinionated and frequently a giant pain in the ass. Not that she's completely devoid of her own shit but, well, I honestly think I'm, uh, full of more. She's a fantastic mom. My kids are totally lucky to have her in their corner. And she's my best friend, and has been for sixteen years.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have breakfast to cook and a gourmet dinner to plan.

Posted by Chris at August 10, 2009 7:05 AM

Dude, YOU are awesome for putting this day together for her. She's going to love it!

Posted by: Dawn at August 10, 2009 7:20 AM

Good job Chris! And just how many of us are now forwarding your blog entry to our "great providers" who are fighting traffic on the way to work? :)

Posted by: Christy at August 10, 2009 7:47 AM

OMG go chris go!

Have a great day together as a family.

Posted by: wn at August 10, 2009 8:05 AM

You are awesome. Where can I find your clone?

Posted by: Melissa at August 10, 2009 8:08 AM

Wow. I'm with Melissa, where is your clone?! This is just awesome!

Posted by: js at August 10, 2009 8:17 AM

well done! :)

Posted by: ann at August 10, 2009 8:18 AM

Now all the women love you but their husbands will be cursing you for WEEKS! "Damn Cactus showing me up again!"

Posted by: Melissa at August 10, 2009 8:32 AM

You're such a suck up! :)

Posted by: Shelly at August 10, 2009 8:34 AM

You are awesome! Nuf said.

Posted by: Elizabeth at August 10, 2009 8:50 AM

1) I're a total suck up.
2) I agree....DAMN you, Cactus!
3) I admit....shoot, I wish I had thought of that!

;-) Have a great day making your wife feel as special as she is.

Posted by: David at August 10, 2009 8:51 AM

What a great surprise!
She's awesome for putting up with you (I'm just repeating you) and you're awesome for recognizing her awesomeness.
I hope you both have a great day.

Posted by: NancyJ at August 10, 2009 8:57 AM

I believe the 'bro code dictates that you never, ever publicize this sort of thing. It puts undue pressure on the rest of us :)

Posted by: COD at August 10, 2009 8:59 AM

Dude! YOU are awesome. I am sending my husband to read this. Maybe he'll get the hint!

Posted by: Theresa at August 10, 2009 9:03 AM

Wow. You're like, gosh...someone who doesn't suck or something.

Posted by: You can call me, 'Sir' at August 10, 2009 9:29 AM

You are awesome! You know how much you just raised the bar for all our significant others, right?

Posted by: diane at August 10, 2009 9:31 AM

Cool. Nicely done.

I'll be celebrating as well, because it's our anniversary. 13 years married today. Enjoy yours. I enjoy mine.

Posted by: Brad at August 10, 2009 9:31 AM

Awwww...look! There *are* good guys out there! =)

Posted by: Dawn at August 10, 2009 9:33 AM

You are completely awesome.

Posted by: Sparkle Pants at August 10, 2009 9:36 AM

In between all of the pampering and love that you are about to lavish on your wife, could you squeeze in a call to my husband maybe? Just a short one? Just with a quick mention of your plans for the day?


Posted by: Alias Mother at August 10, 2009 10:02 AM

This is the sweetest thing I've read lately.
I hope your day turns out exactly as planned.

Posted by: Michelle at August 10, 2009 10:07 AM

Wow. You rock.

Posted by: Amy at August 10, 2009 10:08 AM

I second what Michelle wrote...that is the sweetest thing. I hope that you both have an amazing day!

Posted by: jenn at August 10, 2009 10:11 AM

It is truly a wonderful and unfortunately all too rare thing to have two people (a) deserving of such treatment; (b) *aware* that such treatment is deserving; (c) motivated to act on a & b.

Relationships are destined to succeed when both parties individually feel they're just a *little* bit luckier than the other to be a part of it all!

Hope you have a great day. I can't see how it can turn out any other way.

Posted by: harmzie at August 10, 2009 10:36 AM

Go Cactus! That's awesome.

Posted by: James Proffitt at August 10, 2009 10:55 AM

What a fantastic thing to do for Beth! :) I'm sure she absolutely loved it.

Posted by: Scattered Mom at August 10, 2009 11:04 AM

That's a wonderful way to spend the day. I hope she's thrilled!

Posted by: Lisa at August 10, 2009 11:16 AM

You are super awesome and have a great day!!!!


Posted by: Julie Andel at August 10, 2009 11:22 AM

And this is why you are an awesome husband! So, when should we have My Husband is Awesome Day?

Posted by: sherri at August 10, 2009 11:29 AM

You're quite awesome yourself for thinking of doing this for her.

Posted by: MariaV at August 10, 2009 11:33 AM


Posted by: Emily at August 10, 2009 11:52 AM

You are so great! I am proud to be your friend!

Posted by: Maribeth at August 10, 2009 12:01 PM

I will add this day to my calendar. Who knew?

Enjoy it. Your wife is a lucky woman too.

Posted by: DCUrbanDad at August 10, 2009 12:16 PM

You're such a good hubby Chris! Good for you!!

Posted by: Rose Winters at August 10, 2009 12:31 PM

That is by far the coolest thing I have heard in a very long long time. You both are so lucky to have each other. Continue to take care of it.

Posted by: Ms Sassy Pants at August 10, 2009 1:12 PM

Aww, that's just awesome. I hope you both have a great day!

Posted by: Fraulein N at August 10, 2009 1:44 PM

What an amazing idea, hope you're all having a great day.

Posted by: Katherine at August 10, 2009 2:45 PM

Now I am declaring that this is "Chris is Awesome" day!

Posted by: Stephanie at August 10, 2009 2:51 PM

Please email my husband about this newly found holiday a.s.a.p. :-)

You're the best for realizing your wife does have a shit capacity. I hope she enjoy's her day.

Posted by: Kristy at August 10, 2009 2:54 PM

I sang your praises on Twitter just now:

Posted by: Zandria at August 10, 2009 3:16 PM

Well it IS Cactus Monday after all.

If you had a side-effect intention of making women all over the internet go all melty and thinking you are wonderful, you succeeded.

Posted by: jessica at August 10, 2009 4:03 PM


Posted by: Nadine at August 10, 2009 4:09 PM

Haha I think my impossibly high standards of what I want in a guy just got a little higher ;)

Posted by: Heather at August 10, 2009 7:55 PM

How very nice - I hope the day has been wonderful. And I wonder if the children were an active part of the day.

Posted by: cassie-b at August 10, 2009 8:08 PM

You will husband of the year award...

Can you email The Man and tell him he needs to set something like that up for me...

Posted by: Nat at August 10, 2009 8:40 PM

Dude, if I didn't think you were awesome, this would totally make me vomit. But you guys make the world better, so yay for Beth is awesome day.

Posted by: alektra at August 10, 2009 11:55 PM

your getting laid tonight, just sayin. :-)

Posted by: Kami at August 11, 2009 12:22 AM

Chris - you da man! What a sweet, sweet, awesome thing to do.

Today is an awesome day for me too. 4 years ago today my first and only child was born. It was the most life changing event of my life and I am so happy to celebrate it each and every year.

I look forward to reading Beth's blog tomorrow! Well done, Husband of The Year. :)

Posted by: jacqueline at August 11, 2009 1:59 AM

I know it's not an original thought, but way to make the rest of us look like ungrateful pricks.

I guess I could turn it around by doing the same thing for my wife (or similar, since I work at home and can't exactly call HER in sick without her knowing), 'cause as long as she doesn't read this, she won't know I didn't think of it.

Posted by: LiteralDan at August 11, 2009 7:04 PM

Aww, you are awesome. :)

Posted by: Teenuh at August 12, 2009 3:53 AM

Beth is the luckiest woman in the world. 'Nuf said.

Posted by: Heather at August 13, 2009 5:16 PM

It was the most life changing event of my life and I am so happy to celebrate it each and every year.

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