Ryan and I have never really 'done' Valentine's Day. I'm one of those women who doesn't really believe in it -- doesn't really feel the need to have someone else buy me something just because Hallmark says so. Call me cynical, but to me, Valentine's Day has always been just another day.
And of course, Ryan's on board with this because it means he doesn't have to do anything special.
Some years I've remembered to do special crafts with the kids or bake heart-shaped cookies, and other years, like this year, I just forgot. I remembered to do their Valentines for the kids in their class -- that's got to count for something, right?
But today at dinner, as Austin was telling us about the Valentine surprises he's making for us at school, Ryan made a joke about tomorrow being Valentine's Day and the kids were appalled. The conversation went like this:
Ryan (to me, teasingly): Tomorrow's Valentine's Day and you're not getting a card.
(Cue me giving the fake shock look)
Ryan (still to me): And I'm not buying you flowers.
(Again, cue the even more fake shocked look on my face)
Austin (looking completely appalled): Well if you're not giving mommy a valentine than I'm not giving you one!
So now Ryan's downstairs with the kids while they help him make a Valentine for me. Me thinks a 6-year-old just put him in his place!