Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Love? Hate?

Last night, my daughter asked me what am I getting her and her brother for Valentine's Day. Now, her birthday is on the 13th, but of course that isn't enough.
Anyway, I told her I wasn't sure, but I know that if any more stuffed animals make their way into this house, I will throw them all into the woods out back. I said that her brother doesn't like chocolate, and she already has chocolate as rewards for her swimming records/first places, so that's out too. So she says, "Well, the kind of gift you get us will show how much you love us! Like if you get us a Wii or a dog, you really love us. If you get us nothing, that means you hate us!" I replied, "What about the personalized menu I made for you last night for the Super Bowl? I'd say that was a nice gesture, and it's not about how much I love you on the 14th, but how much I love you the other days!" And she says, "Well, you're supposed to cook for us!" Nice, huh? "You get a sticker, and YOU get a sticker." There's your Valentine's Day!

1 comment:

  1. I don't have kids, so I can't tell you what to get, but if you had a dog...fuhgetaboutit.

    A couple pieces of chicken jerky, and they'll love you forever. Who knows, kids might like it just as much.