Tuesday, July 07, 2009

He drew the line at actually getting on the bus...

Yesterday was a big day for the Pretend Husband. After about five years at his job, he decided to open his own office. So, we have spent the last few weeks procuring bank accounts (him), creating marketing materials (me), buying office equipment (him) and buying items to decorate said office (me).

Yesterday was his first day in operation and while I didn't want to make a huge deal out of it with balloons and cake or anything (partially because he would think it was silly, but mostly because we are poor until his office starts actually doing some business), I figured it had to be marked somehow. So I made him coffee and a Pop Tart (it's a special treat around here...), wrote a note that I hid in his new laptop and made him stand on the front step and pose for a photo.

It was a little surreal because it's the same step my mom made each of us pose on for the first day of school, capturing everything from the cute, I-can't-wait-start grin of the elementary years to the are-you-kidding-me,-Mom? eye-rolling smile of the high school years. The PH, with his laptop bag strapped across his body and toting a stack of folders in one hand and a mug of coffee in the other, fits right into that-- and I'm sure I don't have to tell you which pose I got from him.


Soda and Candy said...

Mmm pop tarts.

On a serious note I wish you the best with the new business; may it be very successful - but not so much that you become too busy and important to continue blogging!

Nanc Twop said...


Say good luck to PH.

And fainally, how could you forget the most important detail?... what flavor of PopTart?


just a girl... said...

yeah i also want to know what flavor. jeez can we get some details next time, lol.

sj said...

omg. best practical joke ever for the ph: cranberry poptarts! or, perhaps a savory outside and a sweet garlic inside...

but really, as you know, we're super excited for you guys and i think this means lots more dinners and setback games in the immediate future!