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.