I failed this challenge in more ways than one. The first was because I technically posted after midnight making this #ChallengeChwednesday… That does not have the same ring to it.
Background – It was February the 14th and instead of being a decent husband, I was spending a couple of days up north in Manchester and Bradford at a Leadership conference (which was ace btw). To make matters worse, it was half term and I could have been chilling with my beautiful teacher wife on her rare few moments away from
hell school. Late on the Tuesday, as I was enjoying the camping bed on Jack’s living room floor, I was struggling for ideas at the late hour and as it was Valentines, I had the grand idea of making it up to Helen by being super romantic when I got back from the trip and doing something special for her every day for a week.
#ChallengeChooseday As it's Valentine's Day today (and our 10th valentines 😱)I'm gonna do a proper cheese challenge and attempt to do something new and special each day this week for my wife! Not that original, but not been the most romantic in recent times and she proper deserves it. Also, she's not on insta so won't see this so hopefully will feel surprised!
This was already destined to fail as I was away half the week anyway. Also, as stated in the Insta post, I was hoping she wouldn’t see the challenge and therefore she would feel surprised. This was wrong for two reasons. Firstly, because I thought she hadn’t seen it, I thought I could get away with it for a couple of days without her noticing. How romantic right? Secondly, she noticed that I hadn’t put a challenge post up onto FB so checked my Instagram to see if I had forgotten – so she saw it anyway. And waited each day for a romantic gesture…that never came. Awkward.
Finally, I was deceiving to my followers too. Helen had actually arranged a lovely little trip for us to a spa hotel in the depths of Somerset that week and I cheekily used it as my own idea on my ‘reflection’ post, in order to seem like less of a failure.
All in all, I completely and utterly failed this one. It was as if I didn’t really try and what’s worse, I used Helens romantic gesture as my own on the post to avoid embarrassment. Well there you go, it’s all out in the open now. I really need to make this one up to her and I am promising myself that I will!
Bad times. Need to be better! Will try again!