I have a love/hate relationship with Valentine’s Day. I’m a romantic at heart, but the hubby? Not so much. Though I must say, aside from the office chair he got me for Valentine’s Day last year, he’s gotten much better over the years on putting forth good effort in the romance department for this hyped up Hallmark holiday.
This is actually the first year he hasn’t asked me what I’d like, or had Princess Nagger ask for him – so I’m not sure what he has up his sleeve, but I’ll keep you posted. He’s surprised me a lot in recent years by getting me things that I’ve mentioned casually in passing would be cool to have – proving he does listen. I did get him a schmoopy card and some fun gifts – of which I won’t mention yet, because once in a blue moon he’ll read my blog, and I couldn’t tell if the moon in the sky was blue or not. So you’ll have to wait. Just in case.
Princess Nagger told the hubby she wanted a diamond ring for Valentine’s Day. What can I say, the girl’s got good taste. After we both had a chuckle over that one and agreed she needs to be a little older before getting a diamond (or, as the hubby put it, get a diamond ring from a special guy waaaaay in the future), we opted for her second request, this white dragon:
While not a diamond ring, I think she’ll love it almost as much. And I’m sure the prerequisite Valentine-ish stuffed animal and chocolates will also go over really well with her, too – but we’ll most likely get the title of Best Parents Ever with the Dragon, and I’m pretty sure since she’s been nagging me to get one since before Christmas, the diamond ring will be a distant memory at least for the day.
It’s a short week for Princess Nagger this week – they’re off school from Friday until next Wednesday – she’s psyched for a 5-day weekend. She apparently failed her eye exam at school, so I’ve made her an appointment with a real eye doctor on Friday (yeah, nice going Mom, making an appointment on her first day off). For some reason she’s actually looking forward to possibly getting glasses – when I was in to have mine adjusted about six months ago, she was over at the kid glasses wall trying on random frames, and even picked out a pair she wanted me to buy just so she could wear them ‘as-is’, with glass non-prescription lenses. Because they look ‘cool’ on her. Since they were $100 I declined.
I told her not to jinx herself because she’ll be doomed to wear some form of corrective lenses at some point, since both the hubby and I are near-sighted. I’m glad she’s not adverse to wearing glasses if she has to, but I also wonder if she failed the letter test at school on purpose so she could get glasses. Hence the ‘real doctor’ appointment since she can’t fool those funky machines. I’ll keep you posted.
Oh, an update on the skulking stray cat Princess Nagger was hoping we’d adopt. He must have figured out what we were up to, because we haven’t seen hide nor hair of him (literally or figuratively speaking) since that one night. I think Princess Nagger is disappointed, but I have to admit I’m not – especially since hubby said no more stray cats (when he’s the one who found the last two. Sucker.)
Yesterday was the hubby’s last day of his horrendous split shift. I cannot tell you how happy I’m going to be to stop having to be in constant foggy brain syndrome from lack of sleep. Not to mention his midday breaks coming home to take a nap have interrupted my routine (and Little Dude’s penchant for playing instead of napping has been worse since he knew Dada was in the room napping next door) so now I’ll be able to go back to a ‘normal’ routine. Sure, we’ll still be getting up at 5:30 every morning, but since I’m a morning person I’m fine with that. And even more fine with him being at work all day but home for dinner. Normal is nice.
That’s about it for this week – here I thought as I sat down in front of my computer I had nothing to ramble on about. Glad my brain decided to spout off after all. Feel free to link up and hop around to all the other awesome randomizers – they’re all so entertaining. If you’re visiting from Talk To Us Tuesday, feel free to link up, too – the more the merrier. Rebel On!
Oh, and just because I love you all, here’s a Valentine just for you:
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