Today is the one day a week that my guys go to school. Oh, the anticipation of a party day!
They had all their little valentines covered in crayon scrawl and smushed into paper bags. They were in the back seat, excitedly discussing the potential of cupcakes and sprinkles at school.
And then we heard that commercial on the radio again.
I stand corrected. It doesn’t say, “don’t be a loser, be the guy who buys her a diamond.” It actually says, “don’t be the guy who sleeps on the couch, be the guy who buys her a diamond.”
My guys got really quiet and listened intently (they know how I feel about this commercial). I saw a(nother) discussion coming on, all about what love really means, and how sad it was that the man would feel like his wife would be mean to him if he didn’t buy her an expensive gift, or that the woman would think she wasn’t loved if he didn’t.
Know what I heard instead?
First, conspiratorial whispering.
Then, “Mama can we sleep on the couch tonight?”
That kinda says it all doesn’t it?
So, that’s the plan.
When they get home from school we have a really special project to finish (more on that to come). Then, we’re going to dip strawberries (sans chili, thanks) and make dinner together. Then, we’re going to treat ourselves to a family movie night.
There won’t be any diamonds, and all the men in my family will wind up on the couch. 🙂
I hope your Valentine’s Day also involves being squished into a very small space with the people you love most!
p.s. What’s your favorite family movie? We’re taking suggestions for our Netflix queue!
p.p.s. I love being surprised by this kind of Valentine, don’t you?