J thinks Valentine’s Day is a stupid holiday, created by Hallmark to get us all to spend money on unneccessary garbage. I agree. That doesn’t mean I don’t want candy…and flowers…and sweet, sappy cards from J declaring his undying love for me.
I don’t go overboard, but I always get him a card and some kind of a small gift and he usually does the same. Last year, he didn’t even get me a card. And he dragged me around to Home Depot and Sears all day. If I remember correctly, I got really upset and cried and yelled at him about a lack of respect for my feelings. It was a total overreaction, but I was really stressed at the time.
Anyway, this year he was determined not to have a repeat of last year. I came home from work yesterday to find the biggest Russell Stover red foil heart (my favorite…Nanny and I used to share one every V-day) that I’ve ever seen. The sucker has 4 pounds of chocolate in it and it’s like 2 feet wide. It’s absolutely over the top and ridiculous…and I totally love it!!!
J put the box up on top of a bookshelf, so I can’t reach it…I’m not allowed to open it until the 14th. He also bought himself a box of the caramels he likes and told me that I’m not allowed to touch them.
We were supposed to go out to dinner tonight, but J called me at work earlier and told me he was going to have to work late. The following conversation ensued:
J: I’m sorry about cancelling.
Me: It’s ok…you have to work.
J: What are you going to do for dinner?
Me: I’m going to eat your candy.
J: Dude, don’t do that…that’s so mean.
Me: Too bad.
J: I’m going to be watching you. (*We have a pet cam so we can watch the dogs while we work.)
Me: Yeah, you are going to watch me eating your candy.
I didn’t actually eat it…well, I ate one. I hid the rest and left the empty box on top of the fridge. We are children sometimes, but we amuse each other!
Oh and I was telling my grandfather about the giant box of candy and he wanted to know if there was an engagement ring in the middle. I told him that I doubted it and his response was “Tell him to get on that already…jeez! Can’t he just go to Kay?” He’s never said anything about that before, but I guess he thinks after 9 years enough is enough!