I kept waiting for him to follow it up with something bad like, "Did you hear that Netflix is going out of business?" or, "I saw on the news that Pottery Barn has been acquired by JCPenney." But nope - he just went back to eating his burrito. And just like that he made up for all the times he has farted on me in his sleep.
Cory's declaration, however, was a bit of a revelation because I was like, "WAIT. I thought I peaked in the 1st grade."
Actually, no. It was 7th grade, the year my brother's friend sat down next to me at my nephew's baby blessing and introduced himself by asking, "Sooo...are you Mitch's little brother?"
Or maybe I was getting that confused with the golden years in high school when my self esteem really began to take shape:
Then again, there was that time I dressed up as a rap star for a Primary activity:
(it's a scan of scan folks, deal with it)
But Jill looked way worse than I did, so at least I had that going for me. Not that dressing like a Jamaican at a political rally doesn't have its place:
Certainly, we can't overlook how stunning I can be when someone takes a picture of me yelling at them in the dark:
I think when Cory told me I was getting prettier all the time he was forgetting that my friends and I had this photo taken at Wal Mart once: (can you spot me?)
(Teeth - courtesy of the $1 section. Wigs - courtesy of our costume stash. Boas - well, Wal Mart provided those.)
Or perhaps he was reflecting on this doozie taken after Drew was born and he wanted to express how far I've come. You guys, I don't even know what to say about this except "you're welcome", "I'm sorry", and "this hurts me more than it hurts you."
This is even worse than cupping your hands into a heart and posing them around your pregnant belly. (By the way, big thanks to my prego SIL for that picture text message after dogging on those in my last post.) Is it just me or does it look like Drew spots breast milk in the distance?
Anyway, the point is when a man can look over his burrito and tell a woman she is beautiful and not follow it up with, "We have to sell all of our belongings on eBay to pay this month's mortgage", she should hang on to him for dear life. And as you can see, I'm taking my own advice.