As some folks may have gathered over time, we don't do so much with holidays around here. Anniversary, birthdays, etc - sure... but the "Hallmark Holidays" as we call them, not so much. My wife & I just don't end up getting wrapped around a manufactured excuse for spending money (which I do just fine WITHOUT an excuse anyways) or pretending to care about someone. So they tend to sneak up on us at times.
Case in point would be Valentine's Day yet again. Last night before getting set for bed, as we discuss tentative weekend plans (as we are both still getting somewhat used to me actually being off on weekends and caring what day of the week it is,) I ask her if there is anything special she wanted to do for Valentine's.
Her response was a quick "Oh crap!" which took the load off my mind of not being the only one who had nothing prepared.
So after a few moment's discussion where we both agree neither of us needs or wants anything out of the ordinary she is still kind of annoyed at herself and I ask "Why?"
She replies that she's upset because she didn't help the kids get anything ready for me for the day.
Well, I can't help the smartass in me (I know, I'm horrible) and my response was "Sweety, I know that a lot of your family is from North Carolina and stuff, where getting your father/cousin a card is important, but really I don't want the kids getting me Valentine's Day stuff. It's kind of freaky!"
I won't share her response...
*Note to the family who reads this - just jokes people, just kidding!*
Just a few ramblings from a confused guy. Former military, former cop. Husband. Father. Student. Role playing gamer, on intermittent weeks. Avid reader. Internet addict. Small "l" libertarian. Too many others to mention. The views and opinions expressed herein are my own, and do not reflect those of any official agency or government or species. Names have been changed to protect the guilty; God protects the innocent as a matter of course.
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Saturday, February 14, 2009
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And then your son's response this morning?
J: Is today Valentine's day?
J: This day?!
Me: Yes, this day.
J: But where are the papers for me to cut out the hearts? I NEED to cut out a heart for Daddy.
So, Mr. Smartypants, it is YOUR responsibility to explain to the Fruit of Your Loins why you find the idea of receiving Valentine's day stuff from said fruit icky.
Oh, and Happy Valentine's Day! Muah! (insert cute little heart here)
As long as we don't start them playing banjos I'm ok then...
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