Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Valentine's Day Update...

The Husband and I have just watched our neighbour's boyfriend arrive at her house armed with a huge bunch of flowers, a cute looking teddy bear and a box of expensive looking chocolates.

"Awhh!" we both said. "How sweet...."

She is 19 and has a great deal to learn about life and love, but I enjoyed the reminder of the joyous innocence of being 19 and in love for the first time.

"Love you lots..." said the Husband as he left for work. "Oh, and by the way, I nearly got you a card, but I knew you wouldn't get me one and I didn't want to make you feel guilty."

He is so thoughtful sometimes...

13 comments:

Caroline said...

Oh to be young and worthy of cute looking teddy bears and chocolates and flowers. And I bet that she was very very happy to receive such lovely gifts.

Oh to be young. Oh to be 19 again.

I grow old. I grow old.

x

Ms Melancholy said...

Me too. I sent hubby an 'I love you lots' txt today to compensate for my lack of romance this morning. I heard his phone beep in his coat pocket - still hanging on the chair in the kitchen. Oh well. The thought was there. Suggest you draw little hearts on your marking today in honour of St Valentine. Should cheer the students up if you give them a crap mark.

That's so pants said...

OK. Not really getting the compound guilt thing but hey...

Yellowduck said...

Got Mrs Duckie a condolences card*. I think as of now everyone should get their loved ones condolences cards on Valentine's Day. That will really mess with card shop owners' minds. Condolences cards and cacti. Just to confuse the flower shops. I think that is better than ignoring this annual kitschfest. It would be, like, making a statement. You know. Like.





*And her favourite film on DVD.

Ms Melancholy said...

Compound guilt...is that a bit like compound interest?

I like the idea of a condolence card - I promise I will get him one next year (and a cacti sounds just like the kind of plant that we could keep alive. Dont' they thrive on neglect?)

L-Q-S said...

Yep, there are days when I think I'm only kidding myself on the whole "bloody Hallmark Holidays, grrr!" thing. But then again, it'd be nicer to get something for no reason at all rather than because some advertiser told him he should!

I'm hoping for too much there, aren't I? :)

Atyllah said...

Ah, now you see, I get this valentine lark better than some humans. I not only figured out what it was all about but bought Chicken Man two soppy cards and a vast quantity of heart-shaped choccies. Mind you, I confess that I did blanche at all the crass commercialisation. Nothing like taking a good thing and flogging it to death...

austin said...

Plan A: Husband says 'I tried ringing some local good restaurants for Valantine's Day night but all the good ones are already booked out"

Plan B: Husband says " I was wandering home, down Acland St, thinking of getting you some flowers, but all the good ones seemed to have sold. And then you rang me anyway to say that the Pizza had arrived"

A few minutes later Family, consisting of teenage step daughter, daughter and Dad, are munching pizza together and I feel pretty good.

austin said...

Arrgghh, Valentine's Day , I should at least spell it right.

Political Umpire said...

Mrs Ump and I write little gift certificates in each other's cards. That way, we get the perfect present every time ...

Liz said...

Yes, this is how it was at my house as well...and the world did not fall apart as a result. But, when I was 19, I thought if someone showed up with tons of stuff on Valentine's Day that they really loved me. Now I know better. I did get a box of chocolates but I think my husband will be the one to open and eat them.

Ms Melancholy said...

Hi lqs, thanks for dropping in. I like the 'Hallmark Holidays' phrase, although of course It absolutely doesn't apply to Mother's Day, which is coming up soonish. We all know that this is a pagan tradition that has been exploited by Hallmark and should be celebrated by spending lots of money on expensive meals and chocolates...

Hi there Atyllah - and this one certainly has been flogged to death, but glad you and chicken man had a sexy time...

Hi Austin - thanks for dropping in too, always good when people de-lurk! Pizza sounds fab to me. Family pizza even better.

Mr PU - may need to know more about the gift certificate thing. What are they for - promises for cleaning the toilet or washing the kitchen floor? Or something a bit classier?

Hi Liz, sounds fab to me. And I know just what you mean about the chocolates...

Political Umpire said...

"Mr PU - may need to know more about the gift certificate thing. What are they for - promises for cleaning the toilet or washing the kitchen floor? Or something a bit classier?"

Good lord is that what women are into these days? Would have saved me a bit of cash on the jewellery front etc if all I had to do was hire a Brazillian cleaner for a few quid to mop the floor.