everyday Valentine

“What did Doug do for Valentine’s Day?” Last week, Norovirus took us down one by one. Before Doug was fully recovered, I became a disgusting ooze of body grossness. Doug scrubbed the germy bathroom. He got up in the middle of the night and made snow cone ice when I was feverish and dehydrated. He […]

Valentine boxes

A year ago, Doug and I took the two youngest children to AC BuyMoore for supplies to make Valentine boxes. You know, the homework assignment to decorate a shoebox for classmates to put tiny cards, candy and stickers in on Valentine’s Day. Teachers now make this assignment with the caveat, “Be creative.” Anyway, Doug and […]

Deserving of a side eye

Doug: “Do you want to go out for Valentine’s Day? You know, like an actual date?” Me: “I don’t know. I hadn’t really thought about it.” Noah: “That’s good because, Dad and I scheduled a Boy Scout meeting for that night.”

Valentine’s Day – senior style

Friday afternoon, my father called and asked me if I could fill one of those “music players you put in your pocket” with romantic songs. After telling him it’s called an ipod, I told him it wouldn’t be a problem. Then he clarified that by romantic music, he meant “good stuff like Andy Williams or […]

she said/he said – Valentine’s Day edition

Sarah: “Oh, no! I have Color Guard all day on Valentine’s Day. My hair will look terrible for my date that night.” Doug: “I’m going camping February 14 – 17. Why are you making that face? Did you have plans that weekend?”