At least as far as Syd is concerned. When asked her favorite part of the first Valentine's she understands her answer - "the candy of course". Yep, that's my girl, she recognizes the important aspect of all events! Lauren on the other hand thought the heart-shaped balloon from her sweetheart (daddy) was the best part of all and Alex didn't have a preference - when you're 14 Valentine's day is nothing but dumb.
As for me - this year there weren't any flowers or candies or even a fancy dinner but that's okay because I got a pretty card and a love letter. When was the last time you received a love letter? I think it should be a requirement in all relationships - the unexpected, from the heart love letter - but then maybe that would take the significance out of it. Pretty soon it might become another obligation in the obligation filled adult world that we all have to deal with sooner or later. "Oh shoot time to renew my driver's license and write the yearly love letter." Yep maybe making it a relationship requirement isn't the right road.
So tonight, in the real world of kids and house payments and pets and marriage we enjoyed frozen pizza and will be heading out to witness the first annual hip-hop dance recital that Alex is participating in. But I wouldn't trade it for all the flowery valentines and dating angst in the world. You can't measure real, mature love with material things.
Oh and those flowers - they are from my friend's flower shop - Le Jardin. Aren't they gorgeous? Enjoy...
And the most recent answer "Like a Virgin" - of course.
And tonight's question. What was I doing on Valentine's Day 1990? Oh wait that's a 90's question. Oh well that's it. I gotta go, I've got a crowd of antsy hip-hoppers waiting!