Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

How's your Valentine's Day going? Mine has been de-lightful. Guapo (at my gentle insistence) decided to give me The Gift of Peace and Quiet for Valentine's Day. He let me sleep in, and then he left for several hours with all 4 kids. The hard part of it (other than having all 4 kids, of course), was that it is raining here today and there's really not a lot to do with kids when it's raining. His ideas of what to do included:


A) taking them to his office
B) just driving them around in the car
C) taking them to a movie in Portuguese
D) visiting the huge gem and geode store on the outskirts of town

He chose D. I would have probably gone with either A) or B) OR C) because that store is a scary proposition with 4 kids in tow. I would only go there with a maximum of 2 kids and NEVER EVER with Pedro. Everything is breakable and just sitting out on very low tables-making it all very accessible to even Pedro-sized kids.

But, Guapo's a brave guy and he decided to go for out.

He made it back, in good spirits around 1:00 pm. I'm sorry, but the desired response to spending 4 hours alone with the kids, including a trip to the gem store, is, "That was awful! How in the world do you do it Gabs? You are amazing!!!"
I would have come home from the gem store crying, and he walks in with a smile? Humpf.

A little while later we had our Valentine's exchange. I received some very cute stone hearts from the gem store:


And the kids worked hard to make us homemade Valentine's cards.

Here's the Valentine Margarita made for Guapo:



Please note the little picture on the left. That's Guapo, saying, "See ya!" while throwing Margarita out of the car and her yelling, "Ahhhhhh". Next to it it says (in case you can't read it), "I know you would never really do that! I still love you!"

Huh? What's that? The gem store wasn't complete and utter bliss?

Apparently on the ride home Guapo threatened that he was going to kick them all out of the car to find their own way back to the apartment.

Well now, that's more like it!

10 comments:

No Cool Story said...

Kids :)

Happy Valentines Day!! May it continue to be fun and relaxing (for all)

:D

Awesome Mom said...

Rofl!! I always secretly hate it when the kids are angelic of my husband when he takes them to do things like that. I got some peace and quiet today too. I was able to sleep in and get a nap which I think I badly needed since I am now feeling great and rested.

Calandria said...

That is SO funny! Leave it to kids to tell the real story. I'm glad you were treated well today.

Mrs. S said...

hahaha that was too funny :) I love it! Happy Valentine's Day!

Kari said...

A picture is worth a thousand words...? Love it :)!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Guapo has finally stooped to my parenting level with the "I'm going to kick you out of the car." Loved the valentine & stones.

Janet said...

Hilarious! My SIL drives by the police station and tells her kids to get out. :)

Maine Mom said...

I'm glad you were able to sleep in and have some time to yourself. That is the perfect Valentine's gift.

I love the picture Margarita made. I have to laugh because throwing a kid out of the car is exactly what Matt would threaten to do!

Mary bauder said...

Jacquie,

just thought of you and your blog on RIO....so fun to hear your stories and brings back memories to our time there. Wanted to make contact to wish you a happy 2009 . Your email that I have isnt working.
Pls drop me an email so I can forward my email to you.
Hope this reaches you....

Mary B

utmommy said...

Love the drawing of her getting kicked out of the car. At least she still loves her dad!