An on-time valentine
This year, I vowed to be more prepared. That doesn't mean I went all out, but I did manage to actually purchase items BEFORE Valentine's Day for my husband, son and daughter. Thankfully, I had plenty of prompting from my daughter, who LOVES V-Day (and any "holiday" for that matter). She always fills out her valentines for her classmates early and was preparing cards for us several days ahead, too.
So, I decided to take a page out of her playbook and bought my husband a card on Saturday while I was shopping at WalMart, and I picked up and some goodies for him and the kids Monday (a whole day ahead!).
My husband and I had this pre-Valentine's Day conversation:
HUBBY: I'm sure you'll be impressed; I already got your card.
ME: (all excited) Yeah! I got yours on Saturday!
HUBBY: Wow, we're really on the ball this year!
Indeed! For once ...
Of course, the day is still filled with the usual chaos. We have multiple activities tonight (soccer, basketball and a church group meeting), so we'll all be in different places till day's end. Good thing we all expressed our love for each other early in the day.