I may have mentioned in the past that hubby has an addiction to Chocolate Chip Cookies. I’m not sure however, that I’ve done this particular infatuation the proper justice. To call it an addiction is just probably not strong enough. Cookies (they must be chocolate chip) are the Be-All-End-All in our house.
Just recently he’s made some of the following statements (I swear, I’m not making these up…)
“Chocolate chip cookies are devine!”
“I just cannot resist chocolate chip cookies”
“I pray to the chocolate chip cookie gods”
You may remember from a while back that I rarely win a snack battle with hubby. He claims I’m just not quick enough to get my fair share of snacks. And, if chocolate chip cookies are involved, I know that I may not get one tiny morsel in my mouth before hubby’s grubby paws are all over them. I have accepted the fact that I probably will never get more than 3 out of the 2 dozen that I bake. I enjoy cookies but I don’t L – O – V – E them like hubby does.
If I were a more intelligent gal (hold those snarky comments…..) I suppose I would have seen indications of this particular hubby trait on the very first day I hung out with him. Just last week, I shared my story about how hubby & I met. Once piece of that story that I left out was the fact that on the evening I entertained that small group of friends at my house, I had actually made slice & bake chocolate chip cookies. It was an easy thing to pop into the oven with some friends coming over. Not too much work and who doesn’t love a freshly baked cookie? Apparently this was the way to hubby’s heart, even if I didn’t know it at the time!
It was only years later, on our wedding day, that I discovered the importance that cookies played in our relationship.
During our toast, hubby’s best man (also known as his brother) gave the traditional best man speech. In the midst of many jokes, and much comedy, his brother said…
“I should have known on that day when they first met, that they were destined to be together. I bet she didn’t even know it when she baked that fresh batch of cookies, that it was the easiest way to hubby’s heart…… It was as if cupid shot an arrow directly into his stomach that day”.
Yes, apparently the way to win hubby’s love and affection is to ply him with chocolate chip cookies. It worked incredibly well on that first day and it still works all these years later. I may never get my fair share of cookies and, I may never understand just how happy a cookie can make a man, but at least I know the easiest way to get his attention. … it’s obviously a brand new tv OR a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie.
What’s the key to your spouse’s heart?
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