Things Kids Say Thursday: Where’s Daddy?

After Sam and I got back from our date night on Valentine’s Day, we went to pick up the kids from his mom’s house. Little Man met me at the door with a Valentine he had made for me: Mom you have taken good care of me! You are the best mom in the world!, galaxy!, and universe! I love you a lot! Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

I gave him a bunch of hugs and gushed over how sweet it was when Sam asked about his Valentine’s Day card. “Where’s mine at, buddy?”

“Let me get that back from you,” Little Man said, snatching the card away from me. He grabbed a marker, sat down at the table, and scribbled something really quick, then handed it back over.

“See? This card is for BOTH of you. It says it’s for Mommy and you, Daddy.”

Indeed it did after that minor edit.

“You just added that on there!” Sam said huffily, pretending to be offended.

“No…no…but if you read the whole card out loud, then you automatically say ‘Mommy and Daddy,’ so you know it was meant for you.”

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That’s weak, son.

But I’m not complaining too much. since I got the super sweet Valentine’s Day card!

Between this and Baby Girl deciding that only her mommy can handle anything related to her needs, poor Sam isn’t feeling much of the daddy love lately. Maybe this is a good time to push the idea of Baby #3, that way there’s a chance he’ll get one that will be a daddy’s girl or daddy’s boy? 😉


My First Grader is a Valentine’s Day Card Maker Pro

One of my favorite things about Little Man in his way with words. He tends to say exactly what is on his mind and doesn’t have much of a filter. He is very literal, so sometimes the things he says can come off as being a bit rude, but don’t usually mean to be (I don’t think), as he is a very thoughtful and tender-hearted kid. As such, it’s always fun to see what he comes up with when he has to write a letter or card.

He fixed up cards for his classmates and teachers tonight to take for their party tomorrow. I had a tough time keeping a straight face when I saw the one he did for his teacher:

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Recalling My First Horrifying, Yet Sweet, Valentine’s Day

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It was close to a year from the time that S. and I started dating before Valentine’s Day happened. I wasn’t really sure what to expect from him, since had both talked about our dislike for the holidays being so commercialized and for the suggestion that love is tied to money.

On Valentine’s Day, I came home from school (I was a junior in college at the time) and went to my room after chatting briefly with my grandmother (who I lived with). I stood over my computer desk to reach down and turn the tower on, and when I stood up, I noticed someone coming out of my closet out the corner of my eye.

Before I could register who it was, I let out a blood-curdling scream. Then I saw who it was–S. was standing there with flowers. He looked horrified.

“That wasn’t the reaction I was hoping for he said,” handing me the flowers. “Happy Valentine’s Day.”

“Ah, thanks,” I said, rather embarrassed. But then again, what young woman wouldn’t be freaked out when she notices a man coming out of her closet?

My grandmother popped in about that time, laughing. “I knew that’s what was going when you said you wanted to hide in her closet and surprise her, S!” she said.

“Well, why didn’t you say that?” S asked.

“Because I thought it would be funny,” my grandmother replied, causing us to laugh as well. She left the room after that to let us be alone.

“Here,” S said to me, thrusting a gift bag in my hand. I opened the bag and found some chocolate, a Lord of the Rings figure, and a card that S had made for me. That might sound corny, but it was really sweet and basically said that he couldn’t wait to see me in my wedding dress (even though he hadn’t yet proposed–that wouldn’t come for a few more months).

So, that was my first time really celebrating Valentine’s Day. We don’t usually do anything now, outside of buying some chocolate on sale the day after, plus going out to eat by ourselves sometime during the month of February.

When I was picking up some stuff for Little Man to take to school for their Valentine’s Day party tomorrow, I did find a pretty cool card. So I bought it for myself.