Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Although Hank had clearly stated that we should NOT celebrate Valentines Day, The 4th Sister chimed in with some timely advice and convinced me to do SOMETHING. Luckily, aiming low is my speciality.

So, today was Valentine's Day and Hank kicked it off by getting up 20 minutes early and making a Daisy a special breakfast. She whipped up a batch of heart-shaped pancakes, and accompanied it with a plate of sliced bananas. Each banana slice was imprinted with a red heart shape that she made by carving an apple wedge into a heart shape and then using the apple as a stamp to press red food dye into the banana slice. I can't believe she did it in 20 minutes. If I get up 20 minutes early, I check my email and take a (non-heart-shaped) dump.

At lunch I went out to do my shopping. Hank and I knew that Daisy would enjoy a Valentine's Day gift, so I went out to purchase it. Along the way, I stopped to pick up a small box of chocolates and some flowers for Hank.

Although buying chocolates and flowers is kind of like saying, "Hi, I'm from the planet NoImaginaranus" it seemed like the right level of giftitude given Hank's proclamation that we should do nothing. Not too showy, and not too slackery. Plausible deniability on all fronts. And love of course.

Daisy enjoyed both her breakfast and her gift. I got her a marble solitaire game she's been coveting. Because, is there a better way to express your love for another than by giving them the gift of solitaire? I love you, baby! Now, go play this by yourself.

Happy freakin' Valentine's Day.

8 comments:

Kat said...

LOL! The valentine gift caught me completely off guard. Daisy is a lucky kid, I certainly never made any of mine heart shaped pancakes.

Mike said...

Daisy is a lucky girl. I would have made her some Valentine's Day gruel.

carey said...

Small box of chocolates as in the 3-piece Looney Tunes box from Russell Stover (availble at your local Rite-Aid)? Or good quality, eat-one-and-it's enough chocolates? I'm all about chocolate, and I didn't get any.

And yes, Daisy is quite lucky. I only threw a box of conversation Sweethearts at my kids.

Mike said...

Carey, I'm probably only a snob about one thing in the world, and that's chocolate. I RARELY eat crappy chocolate, so I certainly wouldn't buy some for Valentine's Day.

I didn't buy the best chocolates I saw at Godiva (those were about $50), but I bought some decent ones.

Larry said...

Great, Mike. I thought I could count on to keep me company at the top of the list of Least Romantic Husbands. But I guess not! Jerk.

Mike said...

Hey, I heard you made some fancy cheesy chickeny dish as a post-Valentine's day meal. Making food outromantics buying Valentine's Gift Package B.

Larry said...

No way, man. First of all, it was post-Valentine's Day. Second of all, it wasn't even a full meal, it was a piece of cheesy-fried bird on a plate, no salad, no dessert course. Third of all, I make dinner most of the time, so it was nothing special. But now that you mention it, it probably was good enough to knock me off the top spot on the Unromantic Husband Hall of Shame, so thanks for that. Jerk status revoked.

Mike said...

You are welcome!