What a strange title! Mr. Darcy-the "hero" of Austen's Pride & Prejudice, the epitome of every girl and woman's romantic ideal. Hey, even I jumped on the Darcy bandwagon after seeing the newer version of P&P (Matthew Macfayden-hoowhee!) I picked up a book a few months back called Me and Mr. Darcy about a young lady that goes on the Austen tour in England and runs into the real Mr. Darcy. She also has run ins with the lone male on the tour-an irritable journalist that comes along to see why women the world over say Mr. Darcy is the man that they'd most like to date. Typical story, Mr. Darcy ends up not being the person she would want in "real" life but she falls for the journalist. Not a bad book all in all.
Today, I was sitting beside my wonderful hubby-not a usual occurrence, most of the time we have at least one of the children between us. I looked over at this man and thought, wow, I'm so lucky to have him. He's kind and funny and silly. Not like the literary Mr. Darcy at all. I can't picture him saying the line "You have bewitched me body and soul and I love, I love, I love you". He's not the flowers type (don't mention that pink heart-y holiday coming up-you'll get an earful). But, I know that he loves me and our children. He's a hundred thousand times better than Mr. Darcy in my book.
Well, Mr. Chesley and the kids are ready to go to another fun filled Sunday night at my parents home, until next time.