Saturday, February 12, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

David kicked off the Valentine's Day weekend by coming home from work with two separate bouquets of flowers, one for me and one for Madeline.  David has accomplished two things with this spontaneous gesture of love.  First, David successfully spoiled his girls....once again.  Secondly, David officially turned Madeline into a full-blown mushy girl.  I don't know what I enjoyed more, the surprise of the flowers or watching Madeline's reaction to receiving her own flowers.  When she realized that we were both getting flowers, the estrogen kicked in and Madeline began squealing and jumping up and down.  Instead of combining the flowers into one vase, we decided to keep Mama's and Madeline's flowers in two separate vases.  Mama's flowers were placed on the kitchen table.  We let Madeline decide where she wanted her flowers and she decided to put them on the dresser in her bedroom.  Yep, David knows how to make his girls all mushy.  Yet, more important, he is inadvertently setting the bar high for any man in Madeline's future.  Some men might read this, roll their eyes, and think, "Madeline will undoubtedly grow up to be a 'high maintenance' woman."  However, I think, "Girl, don't settle for less than you deserve.  Papa set that bar high....don't go below it."
Thanks for your endless spoiling, David.  I couldn't ask for a better Valentine!

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