Today our nanny asked my husband and I to go out to eat lunch so she would have time to clean the house instead of cooking while my baby is asleep.  My husband and I love to go a Chinese Hot Pot restaurant nearby that serves great Hot Pot with soft serve ice cream as dessert at the end of every meal.  My husband’s favourite flavour is Peanut.  One time he craved the peanut ice cream so much we went out to have Hot Pot but they didn’t have room for us in the restaurant.

While I was parking my car near the Hot Pot restaurant I jokingly said to my husband, “I wonder what is for dessert today, I kind of feel like a green tea ice cream…”

“Wouldn’t it be nice if they also have the peanut ice cream?” he said with a playful smile.

“Well, why don’t we intend for it?  The intention is to have a great meal and finish with a green tea ice cream and a peanut ice cream!” I declared.

Off we went with our meal and while I was ordering, I asked the server, “what’s the ice cream flavour for today?”

“Oh, we have an excellent blend of green tea ice cream today.  I really like this flavour.” the server said, “I’m not sure what is the other flavour but I will check later.”  She took our order and went off to help other customers.

We had a great meal as I shared with my husband what I had done so far today.  As we were finishing our meal I called the server over to ask about the other ice cream flavour.

“Oh, we also have peanut today!” She said as we watch the kitchen staff pour the peanut mix into the soft serve ice cream machine…

At dinner time my husband suddenly blurted out, “I really had a nice time with you at lunch today.”

“Oh really?” I said, “what was so nice about our lunch today?” I asked (I must be having many coaching sessions since I am asking these questions).

“Hmmmm, you got me there…” he ponders, “I think it was the peanut ice cream.” he response with a guilty smile.

Man, I almost believed that he had a lot of fun with ME!~

“Ok wait,” feeling like he should explain himself he said, “it was felt great to have received exactly what we had intended for.”

Well, since he put it that way, I couldn’t feel sorry for myself for not being the reason why he had a wonderful lunch.  After all, this was a moment we shared together.