For Father’s Day this year, I bought something a little different for Dave from The Dad Shop, this really cool Australian online store that sells things for men only. I found a coffee appreciation course (any man with seven children already appreciates coffee, I know but this was sort of learn your different kinds and how to make it properly type appreciation). That isn’t even the gift I want to tell you about but he liked that one too! Anyway, the present was a remote control jousting set of knights! The big seller for me was the slogan… ’settle your fights the old fashioned way’.
Now, David will never admit to this but way back in our "first married, no money" days we aquired an old Nintendo TV console. We had two games, Mario Brothers and Doctor Mario (they came with the console). Most nights when we had limited funding to go anywhere and there was little else to do we would play that darn thing until the early hours of the morning. I would win most times and David would spend his evenings frustrated that he couldn’t get Mario to jump at the right time. Okay, maybe I embelish…alot and maybe it was the other way around but selective memory is a wonderful thing and that’s how I like to remember it, ok?
So, when I saw this present, I knew it would be an excellent opportunity to compete again. I knew David would rise to the challenge and I was right! So far every night he has challenged me to a tournament and I’d forgotten how good he can get at things like this. The truth is, I suck at jousting but to prove that chivalry isn’t dead, my dear husband let me knock him off his horse and didn’t even complain when I ran his knight over several times!