Saturday, February 14, 2009

What really matters.

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:


And 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?



Awesome.

16 comments:

jill said...

that is awesome

Bethany said...

Best card ever!

Anonymous said...

My husband"s birthday is tommorrow as well.I got flowers and a awesome card and I made steak. Isn't life grand! Hope you had saki for dessert as well:)

love your blog all the time!
bridget in Colorado

Anonymous said...

My husband"s birthday is tommorrow as well.I got flowers and a awesome card and I made steak. Isn't life grand! Hope you had saki for dessert as well:)

love your blog all the time!
bridget in Colorado

Stephanie said...

That.is.hilarious!

Kim said...

Boy done good!

Mrs. Kindergarten said...

In the last 6 weeks we have celebrated Christmas ($$), Oldest Son's b-day ($$), Youngest Son's b-day ($$), and Hubby's b-day ($$). So Valentine's Day - pretty much a non-event in our family!

However, I think Jason did an awesome job for you, especially with the card!

judy in ky said...

Perfect sentiment. He means it.

MDA said...

Darn. All I got for my wife was a book. And a gold chain. And a funny Hallmark card.

I need to live more like Jason.

floreta said...

the best part is that he said he spent less than $11! i love bargain shopping. i don't celebrate vday, with or without a S.O. but when i was in a relationship, we used to just buy candy the day after, when it was discounted. and make a point to go out to dinner the day after or thereabouts too.

Teena in Toronto said...

Very awesome :)

Dawn~a~Bon said...

Love that!

CPA Mom said...

Dude, that is one awesome card! I love it!

ac said...

You're not romantic people???

He wrote, "Love ya. Mean it."

That truly is romantic. Heck, I'm in love with him now.

Angie said...

yeah, but the book that MDA got his wife was from this wickedly sweet and awesome author.

... and she SIGNED the book, too!

SJ said...

Awwww...that totally made my heart swell. You know, for you Chick. What an awesome man you have there....

Totally awesome.