The other day, I was thinking about my husband. And my heart felt full of love for him and yet I wanted to feel more. So, I made myself think of things that are unique to just him. Such as:
My husband is an optimist.
The purest form of optimism I have ever been around.
Seriously, he wakes up happy. And he is happy. And it does not take a lot to make him happy.
He is easy.
One thing he says a lot is, “so tasty.”
I know. How can you not adore a grown man who eats your food and says that? It makes me smile. It makes me laugh. And the best part about that, is that it is said with innocence and as a genuine compliment.
The other day when the well in my heart was full of love, I said to him, “Honey, you are the only person I know who uses the term, ‘so tasty.'”
He was kind of offended by this. Or defensive of this. Either way, he answered, “I am not. Lots of people say that.”
And I said with amusement in my voice, “lots of people, like who?”
And he said, “I don’t know, but I hear it all of the time.”
So, I called my children into the room and I asked them if they had ever heard anyone else besides their father use the term, “so tasty.”
My son immediately said no that he had not heard anyone else use it, but that he himself did not use enough words and that he recently realized that he never uses the word, “silly”. And that made me recognize that flaw in myself and that I do not use that term enough either and made a mental note to use it more.
My daughter, on the other hand, pronounced that not only had she heard the exclamation used before, but that she also said, “So tasty,” herself all of the time.
I thought at first that she was being contrary.
I think she could see the dismissive way I had handled her comment, because she explained herself. “I use it because they always say it on ‘Monster Hunter*’,” she said.
My eyes widened.
I turned to my husband.
“That’s it! You got it from ‘Monster Hunter’!”
The love that had been swelling in my heart mere moments before struck like lightning bolts as waves of cackles erupted from my mouth.
My husband would not look at me.
Which made him all the more irresistible.
And, if I do say so myself, “So ta…”
*with the risk of revealing my true dork, “Monster Hunter” is my very favorite video game. My husband and I used to hunt monsters together on our devices. Yep. You cook the meat from certain monsters over a pit until it is well-done. And it gives you stamina. You can see that here. We used to play together all of the time…Until…one fateful day last year when he decided he did not want to play with me. He was too tired. And we have never played together again. Sigh.