Housewife Confessions: Grocery Store Romance

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Even after 17 years of marriage, Hubby never fails to deliver chocolate, flowers, and romance on Valentine's Day.   He's a romantic with keen attention to the finest of details.  It's one of the many things I love about him.   But this year, he's going to have to kick it up a notch or two if he wants to impress me, because I have a new Valentine vying for my attention this year.

Now, I know you're all thinking, "But Leslie, you're a married woman!"

I'm not proud of my actions.  And it's not like I planned for any of this to happen.  It just did.

It all started at the new Bodega Aurrera that opened recently in nearby Nochistlan, Zacatecas.  (For those of you not in Mexico, it's like a mini-Walmart.) That's where we first met.  I was in the bakery aisle, waiting for Hubby, my suegra (mother-in-law) and the kiddies to decide which freshly baked pastries and doughnuts to buy.   I looked away for just a second and that's when I spotted him at the other end of the aisle, looking slightly out of place next to a large display of  clearance Christmas items.

I'm not going to lie.  My eyes lit up the moment I saw him and couldn't help but smile, even though I knew that his sole purpose for being there was to see how many housewives he could seduce.

I tried to pretend that I hadn't noticed him, even though we were walking straight towards him.  As  I sauntered past him I caught a whiff of his perfume.  Oh, he smelled so good!  I closed my eyes as I inhaled his intoxicating aroma, thinking, "So this is what love smells like!"

But still, I resisted his charm.

As we continued to make our way around the store, I kept trying to convince myself that it was useless getting involved.  Why risk getting attached, if he's just going to disappear in a few weeks?  Where would that leave me?   What if he's so good that he ruins me for anyone else, because no one would ever be able to compare to him?

Then, as if the universe knew my hearts desires, "You make me feel like a natural woman" started to play on the overhead speakers.  I knew it was a sign.  I had been kidding myself thinking that I wasn't looking for something to shake up my ordinary, routine life.  So, not caring what anyone thought, I raced across the store to where he was.  I couldn't keep my hands off of him as I pulled him into my arms.  I wanted more!  More!  MORE!!!

It was then that Hubby pulled the shopping cart right next to us.  He tapped me on the shoulder and whispered, "Honey, the sign says you can only take 4!"

And that my friends, is how I met my Valentine.  Limited Edition Valentine's Day fabric softener!

Suavitel San Valentin

Maybe this is just what I need to put me in the mood to...you know...do laundry.

Or so my hubby hopes.


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18 comments

  1. Dianne Hofner SaphiereJanuary 25, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    LOVE it, Leslie!!!!! You go, girl! Wash away the grime and soak yourself in the love! Hugs from Mazatlán.

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  2. You had me going Leslie.  What a funny post.  I'm going to have to see if I can find me a new "novio" next time I hit the supermarket.

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  3. I´m having a good time reading this, Leslie...

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  4. I was thinking - yikes - an odd confessional here within in her Blog. Fabric softener - quite the let down Leslie ;-)

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  5. Leslie this was such a delicious story, I was smiling the whole time, reading and wanting to know more!

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  6. Leslie this was such a delicious story, I was smiling the whole time, reading and wanting to know more!

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  7. Me encanta el Suavitel.  LOL, I thought it was going to be one of the other kind of romance stories.

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  8. Me encanta el Suavitel.  LOL, I thought it was going to be one of the other kind of romance stories.

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  9. I love how you wrote this! Awesome!

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  10. Cristina-ColombianaenCAJanuary 26, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    Nice post! You described this encounter perfectly!

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  11. Cristina-ColombianaenCAJanuary 26, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    Nice post! You described this encounter perfectly!

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  12. Love the post! Have to ask though...do you like Bodega better than Soriana or Guitierrez? The Bodega where I live is soooo dark and loud :(

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  13. At least you came clean with us.

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  14. So jealous your husband is a romantic! Now, on to that laundry my friend! jajaja

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  15. HAHA!!  I knew you wouldn't let hubby down!  Cute story Leslie!  ;)

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  16. You crack me up!  So, do tell.... what does it smell like???

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