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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine's Day Came and Went

I checked out Valentine's Day promotions on the internet a few weeks back and had to pick my eyeballs off the table, rub them on my shirt and then put them back in my eye sockets (and hold them in place) for a good look at the prices. "Those aren't promotions", I thought to myself, "Those are rip-offs preying on the need of young males to display health, wealth and commitment to potential mates." I wonder how many young males' wallets bled to death and had to get transfusions from parents and siblings.

Stingy Petunia passed on the chance to pay 3 times the price of a normal dinner at the same ol' same ol' same ol' restaurants. What DO my favourite restaurants serve on Valentine's Day? Caviar from sturgeon raised in a rock pool on the north side of the moon? Phoenix eggs? Peach ambrosia from Zeus' table? Pork knuckle from the halls of Valhalla? Snow melt mineral water from snowfall in the Jurassic millennia?

'Cos if it's your regular wagyu beef, caviar and foie gras, it just ain't worth it.

So here's a tip for any Young Male reading this. Celebrate Valentine's Day 1 month before. For the same price, you'll get 3 times the cool factor, and have enough left over.

So Valentine's Day came and went. The Husband was trying to catch Milo's hind legs to teach him how to walk wheelbarrow style when I commented "It's Valentine's Day today". Of course, Milo was very indignant about being treated like a wheelbarrow, rushing hither and thither to keep his hindquarters away from The Husband's grasping hands. In between lunges, The Husband said "So.... what shall we do about it?"

Eh what? Do about it? He made it sound like a problem... The Husband did.

Little Boy said helpfully "We can all go out for dinner maybe?" I think he was trying to propose a good solution to his father's problem. Also, Little Boy sincerely believes that Valentine's Day celebrations should involve him as well. Thank goodness we don't celebrate Valentine's Day on Valentine's Day 'cos it effectively means we need to pay (4 X 3) DIVIDED by 2 times what a couple pays to eat out normally. Whooooooo!

Anyway, we still dunno what to do to celebrate a belated Valentine's Day. But that's not really important. What I really wanna know is what The Daughter got for Valentine's Day and from whom (actually I have a pretty good idea). And whether the male involved was too dumb to do the sums and celebrate Valentine's Day on any other day (preferably everyday) EXCEPT Valentine's Day.

14 comments:

My SINFONIA said...

LOL...can't agree with you more. This is funny!

petunialee said...

Heh! I'll bet it was the wheelbarrow that tickled you eh?

Blur Ting said...

Haha, I thought I'm the only anxious mother. I asked my kids if they received anything from secret admirers and YK said, "Please lah, we're not living in your era ok!"

I am trying to imagine Milo walking like a wheelbarrow :-) SK does that to Rusty all the time!

My SINFONIA said...

Yes! Yes! Just imagining it makes me laugh to bits. What will Milo do next? Somersaults? kekeke

Malar said...

Valentine's day promotion? I don't believe it! We don't celebrate either. Nice home cook food is the best! hahahaha...
So what did your daughter got from her admirer?

petunialee said...

Ting - Yeah... people nowadays are somewhat more upfront eh?

petunialee said...

Sinfonia - LOL... ehhhh... now you've just gone and put an idea into The Husband's head.

petunialee said...

Malar - The Daughter received a little yummy cake. And I was pleased to note that the Male was smart enough to find something that appealed to her voracious appetite... AND did not cost more than it should. Phew! At least he can manage money wisely!!

Leah said...

Haha! You really have a way with words...I was trying to imagine you picking up your eyeballs after they popped out! You are so funny!

petunialee said...

Leah - Eeeeeeee! Sooooo good to hear from ya!!

My SINFONIA said...

No! Don't ever attempt that. My husband used to have a sheep dog called Samantha. He used to play with her rolling on the floor, doing all sorts of acrobatics. Her intestines got twisted and she became very sick. $2000 later, she was fine with her intestines stitched to her spine. So, somersault at own risk and expense!

petunialee said...

Sinfonia - Oops! Sorry I startled you!! I was joking. It'll be quite impossible to get Milo to somersault. He's all of 25kg. Very heavy and not at all co-operative. Not even with the wheelbarrow.

But thanks for caring!!

My SINFONIA said...

Phew!! I will feel so terrible if Milo got sick!

petunialee said...

Sinfonia - Thanks... you have a kind heart.