17 October 2008

How I met your father....

*well Exmi, you asked for it....here is how hubby and I really met*

Dear Unborn Child (unconceived really...)

So you want to know how Daddy and I met? Well, it went like this:

My friend at the time, M, was studying marketing at UJ (still known as RAU back then) and through campus life, she managed to meet this band.

I don't know the exact history of how she met them and what her relationship with them was, but I do know that she ended up managing the band.

I had just come out of a very long relationship, and was trying to get myself back into the social realm, spending time with the odd guy here and there, and partying as much as I possibly could. This inevitably led to me joining M on a trip to Heidelberg to see this little project of hers in action.

The place was called Coyotes (yes, I did have flashes of Coyote Ugly running through my mind) and the band was called Swallow 15. (the Coyote Ugly flashes got worse) They were a four piece band consisting of a chick on bass, two hot brothers on lead guitar and vocals, and a shy dude on drums with the biggest hair I've ever seen.

I kid you not!! Daddy had a mane of curly hair hanging halfway down his back, and standing in all directions. (Kinda like Angel's hair :-)) There was something about him though.....I couldn't quite put my finger on it but by the end of the night we were chatting like we'd known each other for years, had exchanged numbers and he was keeping me warm.

A week later I was back (wearing the skimpiest mini I could find).....for some reason this shy, placid dude had completely bowled me over. At the end of their first set, I sat on his lap (I know...Mommy was a skank back then!!) and then asked him if he wanted to get some fresh air.....we barely made it out the door before I pinned him against a wall and snogged the breath out of him. (The rest of the band even asked if they could get their drummer back.....over the microphone!!)

We decided to do the whole dating thing at the end of that evening.....and two weeks later I broke up with him. I'd decided that I was going to walk all over him, and I wanted to spare him that. So much for that idea.......I didn't last a week without him.

I broke up with him a second time two months later (but that's a whole different story which Mommy will tell you when you're a little older) but that break up also didn't last much more than two weeks. In the end, something made me realise that this was the man I was meant to be with for the rest of my life....the best decision I've ever made, and the reason I'm your mommy today :-)

With love
AW (your future mother)

10 comments:

Arkwife said...

P.S: I acknowledge that the letter idea was Ruby's first...just in case she craps on me :-)

Being Brazen said...

great post . great story...

Always nice to think back to the beginning :)

ExMi said...

hahaha. "mommy was a skank back then"...

well said.

nice story, btw.

and poor dude, he didn't stand a chance, from the sounds of it.

Arkwife said...

Brazen: thanks...and it definitely is. I still get butterflies thinking back on some of the memories of my entire marriage.

Exmi: Hehe, stories are my speciality :-) And no, he didn't have a snowball's chance in hell...but he doesn't seem to mind now.

Kitty Cat said...

What a great story - so when is the unborn child gonna make an entrance into this world? (Sorry, I sound like my mother now). I'm glad you are happy!

angel said...

lol... very cool story! and i do so love to find suprise references to myself in blogland!

Ruby said...

tee hee hee...the thought did cross my mind, but then again.........we practically live in each others' minds, i guess it's inevitable.

hey, it's almost November...*nudge nudge, wink wink*

Tamara said...

I love hearing how couples met. There's always an interesting story!

Arkwife said...

Kitty: the unborn child is yet to be conceived, but if all goes well, then about August of next year :-)

Angel: you're very reference-able!! Especially when it comes to gorgeous hair :-)

Ruby: I know you too well....wait, that's what you said....awe man!!

Tamara: thanks doll....maybe I'll tell the whole story behind the Arkwife name too.

Kitty Cat said...

Ooh, that is so exciting! You're talking to the newly broody one, so baby news thrills me now!