Mom had teased Dad about not getting her a "bad" Valentine's pressie after her friend D. got BRAKE FLUID for her birthday and her other friend S. got a SHOVEL (it does help with hiding the body).
Dad handed Mom this pretty bag with red tissue and she opened it up.
A manual tire inflator and a bottle of hootch!
Mom tried not to laugh, pretending to be mad, then she sees the card.
"I LIKE you"??
Dad says "it has Barney Goggley Eyes that you can shake and make move!
At that point mom lost it, laughing, while Dad comes out with ANOTHER pretty bag.
"Here's your real present".
It was a beautiful embroidered nightgown she had admired in a little Vermont store, some of her favorite candy from England, AND
Well - Mom does like her bubble baths at night so she needed a toy for the tub.
Mom made little Korean pancakes for breakfast, full of veggies with a sweet and spicy sauce to dip them in.
It started to snow by noon. After I got some walkies and Dad shoveled off the steps and the long driveway, Mom and Dad decided to have a game marathon.
First there was Mexican Train dominoes. THAT didn't go so well for Mom.
The first game.
Finally - a game of cribbage.
As Dad was rounding the corner to win yet again, she looked up at him with a sweet smile and said -
"You know why card games are like marriage?'
Mom gave a little grin and said -
"They start with a heart and a diamond, and they end with a club and a spade".
Dad laughed and let her win. Then they made kissie faces and I had to leave the room.
After that it was time for MY pressies from the Frankie and Ernie household.
Give me the Monkey Mom!
Thank you Frankie and the Frankie and Ernie Household for a wonderful Valentine's Day.
Dad offered to take Mom out to a fancy restaurant for dinner.
Mom was all snug in her Yoda Pants (they're like Yoga pants but more wrinkled) and sweater and she looked outside.
"It's snowy, it's cold, the Escape has escaped to the garage. There's cars sliding off the streets on the online news station. Let's stay in!"
Maple and applewood smoked bacon encrusted pork tenderloin, a casserole of sage stuffing and peas. I LOVE peas!
Dad had to go to O'Hair airport for a quick business trip, so Mom and I are going to hang out, enjoy our pressies, and look at all the pictures of the Blogville Parade again. That was SO much fun. Thank you Crabby Girls and Frankie and Ernie - for helping it be a fun day for everyone.
But seriously - don't play board games with Dad, he always wins.