Today at the grocery store, Girl Child said, "I'm sure daddy will get you something nice for Valentine's day!" Because she's ten and she still believes in things like Santa Claus and romantic men.
I said, "Oh, no. Probably not."
She couldn't believe it.
I told her, "We just don't really celebrate Valentine's day".
Boy Child said, surprised, "YOU DON'T BELIEVE IN VALENTINE'S DAY!?!?!"
Yes, we believe in it. We know it exists.
Celebrate it? A different story.
We are not romantic people. And? Jason's birthday is tomorrow and early in our relationship I decided the stress of shopping for not one but TWO gifts was just way more than I could handle.
But this year? I said, "Why don't I make us a nice dinner?" So I bought steaks at the market and made a really lovely red velvet cake in the shape of a heart. And Jason came home with this:
Which was really sweet, right?
And then he told me, proudly, "I spent less than $11!" Which was my favorite part of the whole thing because I'm all about value. He said he would have bought a card, but they were picked over and I said, "That's okay. It would mean more if you would just write me a note with your feelings".
He said, "I heard that's the thing that women want most for Valentine's day".
A while later he came back and proudly presented me with a small, white card:
And on the inside?