It started last Friday. My Man and I wanted to our Valentine's date then so my parents were going to come and get the kids and let them spend the night with them so we didn't have to worry about when to come home. Yeah, us! But then my mom told me her plan I was guiddy!
Step 1: Get the kids dressed up.
Papa Joe couldn't say a word becuase had My Boy not said that first...Daddy would have.
So they took their suitcases to the car and Mom and Dad whisked them off for their reserved dinner at Mike's Place here in town. When I asked them the next afternoon what they had, My Girl explained every item of yumminess she had in detail. My Boy..."Dessert". Shocker.
After they left, My Man and I were headed to start getting ready for our date when he walks out with a bag and stands in the hallway just staring at me. Now...let me back up. We don't DO Valentine's Day. Never have. We have been together for 15 years. We just don't. He knows how I feel about blowing money frivilously. However there have been times he has defied all sanity and sent me flowers every now and then, but I must say...it does make it more special since I know that we just don't do that kind of stuff.
So you will understand why he put the bag in my lap and then walked away.
WHAT THE CRAP!?!?!?!
But the part that he made sure I knew was that he had been stashing cash for months to buy them. Wow. Way to take the wind out of my ready to pounce on him and pummel him sails!
Truly...My Man pulled one over on me and while I actually had someone say "Oh that is so what men do...just throw jewelry at their wives."...I know that isn't the case here. The fact that he did this AND pulled it off is absolutely amazing.
So then Valentine's Day rolled around, and it was time for us to focus on the kids. I gave My Boy a stuffed frog who is now named "Kissy" that he loves, some chocolate Spider Man hearts and a card about putting the toilet seat down. Right up his alley. You would have thought I gave him a million dollars.
But Then...there was this...
And guess what? It did. Just look at her face in the picture. My Man is setting the bar that all other men will be judged against for her.
And I'm pretty sure...he is setting it pretty daggum high.