Have you ever seen the first Man Food Show episode of Good Eats? Where Alton Brown is pretending to create a wife’s meal episode? And he totally
doesn’t fool anyone? Well, this title and this first paragraph are my equivalent of that. A blind. A smoke screen.
Note: If you personally know my husband or my son, please don’t tell them about this post. The contents are meant to be a surprise. And, if you are Josh, stop reading now. I mean it!
If you’ve checked a calendar recently, you know that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Seriously. We are a month out. Last year, after February had already begun, I discovered a Fourteen Days of Valentine’s Day (or whatever it was called). The gist of the activity is this: from February 1 through February 14, give your loved one (or, in my case, loved ones) small gifts each day to let them know how much you love them (candy bar, drinks, a card, etc.).
I’ve scoured the Internet (especially the Dating Divas website) and the Pinteresting Blogosphere for ideas.
Here is (kinda) what I’m planning:
February 1: You are my Lucky Charm! (Lucky Charm cereal bar, if I can find them)
February 2: I “soda” think you’re perfect (soda)
February 3: You’re A-maze-ing (Print out an easy maze for Muffin and a more difficult one for Josh)
February 4: You’re my Sweetheart! (box of conversation hearts)
February 5: Will you “bee” mine? (Cheerios cereal bar)
February 6: You are my rock! (Pop Rocks)
February 7: You’re such a card! (handmade Valentine’s Day card)
February 8: It’s no puzzle why I love you so much! (A Sudoku for Josh; a jigsaw puzzle for Muffin)
February 9: I love you “berry” much! (Either something berry flavored or some berries for a snack)
February 10: Don’t change a thing: I love you just the way you are! (a roll of quarters)
February 11: I’ve caught a keeper! (Swedish Fish or Gold Fish)
February 12: You warm my heart! (Fuzzy blanket for both…one for each to keep in the vehicle)
February 13: Great things happen in 3s, like our family! (3 Musketeers)
February 14: I’m a card-carrying fan of yours! (Valentine’s Day card with hopefully Josh’s Swagbucks-purchased restaurant gift card and an iTunes card for Muffin)
I may alter these a bit or switch the order up, but this is the skeleton of my plan.
What are your plans this Valentine’s Day?