With Valentine’s Day this Friday, I think it’s a good time to help Leo along with what he could possibly do. This will be our 25th (I think) Valentine’s Day and what in the world do you get each other after all that time?
I don’t need a whole lot but something would be nice.
So, Leo, if you are reading this is what I want this year:
1. To sleep in one of the weekend days.
2. For you to cook dinner for us one night.
3. To come home early on the day you don’t have to coach.
4. A night or afternoon all to myself.
I want this next one more than anything:
5. To spend Monday-Thursday of Spring Break your mom and then Thursday-Monday go somewhere else…maybe meet up with some friends that are going to be in Florida.
See I’m really not that hard to please and besides the staying somewhere else one, none of them cost any money.
And for you,
1. I’ll let you have the TV upstairs without complaining about having to watch highlights of games you have already seen or telling you a hundred times how boring it is to watch some of the Olympic games (ski jumping, I’m looking at you).
2. I’ll make you chicken tacos and hot dog casserole.
3. I’ll let you sleep in one of the weekend days.
4. I will wish you well on a night you’d like to either go watch games at the neighborhood restaurant or go play poker and not say one word about what time you get home or ask if you won.
This one will be the hardest but for you, I’ll do it:
5. I will put a smile on my face and not complain about the close quarters at your mom’s. I will enjoy the time we have there and continue to put forth the effort to be close to your mom since I know that is all she wants (which I know would make your life easier). This will be especially hard (hint, hint) if the whole vacation is a big history lesson.
After 25 years of celebrating this holiday, I realize that grand gestures are nice. They feel good and they tell the world you are loved but it’s the small things that really matter. It’s not having to let the whole world know that someone loves you but knowing in your heart that someone does.
It’s taken this long but I finally get it.
Love you, Leo.
What about you? How will you spend Valentine’s Day? Is it a holiday in your house or just another day?
with your mom on Spring Break and