Chelsea and I don’t do Valentine’s Day. In my pre-Chelsea days it was always known as “Single Awareness Day”, and that’s still more or less how I feel about it. I do, however, tend to spoil her pretty much all the time. If she disagrees, ask her when she last poured her own cereal 😉 This year, spoiling Chelsea and Valentine’s Day happened to coincide a little bit, so I thought that’d be OK. I’m not a BIG spoiler (can’t set the bar TOO high, right gentlemen?), but I do try to listen when she’s dropping me hints… Like when she asked me if she could have this book at Anthropologie, and I told her no!
I actually snapped this picture with my iPhone, so I wouldn’t forget about it– And for once it worked! I TOTALLY remembered to buy her this book. Maybe I’ll even get a little of the credit for ol’ Pablo’s romance. Probably not. But it’s a nice thought! Chelsea also has an ever-growing collection of Penguin and Puffin hardcover classics, so I tend to be on the lookout for new ones to add to her collection. She has several shelves around the house that look about like this:
So I found a couple new pieces to complement the look. Think these will work?
Don’t worry, she won’t be weirded out by the Dracula one. She specifically requested it!
But I didn’t write this post to brag (mostly because my little Valentine’s Day spoiling looks pathetic next to what most of your sweethearts will do today). I wrote it to encourage you to spoil somebody in your life every now and again. My kids get it a lot, from us and from their grandparents, and pretty much everybody else they run into. Chelsea gets it some, mostly from me, but also from you guys. Y’all really are the best.
I tend to forget when I get spoiled, but when Jack got home from school yesterday, he gave me this card that I won’t soon forget. You see, today is the day when I FINALLY get to finalize his adoption. He’s been “mine” pretty much forever, in my mind and heart, but now I’ll actually have my name on his birth certificate. And if the court asks me this morning to prove that I’m his Dad, I’m going to show them this:
Dads can be spoiled, too. Happy Valentines Day!