Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Give some VD love

Happy Valentine's Day, lovers!  I myself am not a huge fan of VD (either meaning).  I don't hate it or run screaming from it like either one of my husbands, but I don't really embrace it either.

The Spouse hates having to live up to VD expectations.  And, I'll admit, I expect flowers for VD. (I don't care who gets them for me.  I'll buy them myself if I have to.)  But I don't expect nor want jewelry or gigantic stuffed animals.  A fancy dinner would be nice, but that's only because I really like to eat.  The Other Spouse hates VD because he is a hopeless romantic who hasn't found that special someone to spend the day with, but I keep holding out hope.  I strongly support gay marriage because one day I hope he marries a well connected rich man with a beach house and has a full open bar at the wedding.  

But now I have two men in my life who adore Valentine's Day.  I received the most awesome pinch pot yesterday.  I was going to bring it in to my office to join the other made-with-love pottery in my collection, however, Batman decided it should stay home and reside in our new "collection cabinet" where the only other occupant is a box of spare hardware.

Tell me this doesn't melt your heart:

It is quite possibly the best VD gift I have ever received, aside from my stuffed dog Jojo that I received when I was 7 and slept with for many years until the Skye Dog destroyed him in an episode I like to call "The Rise of the Phoenix."  But that's a story for another time.

I spent my lunch hour running around downtown trying to find the perfect (not too expensive, not too extravagant) gifts for them for VD.  I found light up battery powered spinning tops that look like UFOs.  I think they will be a hit.  They are also each getting a frosted sugar cookie.  I think that's pretty good.

1 comment:

  1. Awww that's so sweet! My older one left me a message when I was at work today thanking me for the balloon I had left for her (I had to leave before she had woken up this morning) and saying "happy vd I love you" and it totally made me melt. Best Valentine's phone message EVER.