Today is full of hearts and love and happiness but it goes beyond the celebration of Valentine’s Day.
Three years and a few weeks ago, I made a call to make February 14 George’s birth date. I hated the idea, but didn’t have a lot of options. C-sections are no joke and anyone within her right mind is going to pick a date when the best doctor in the practice is on duty. That date happened to be Valentine’s Day.
I eventually warmed to the idea, convinced I was having a girl. She’ll love her birthday! And we’ll name her Mia Valentina! How cute would that be? I embraced the day, rolling into the hospital clad in a red velour sweatsuit. But alas, I had a boy, a perfect, precious darling little guy. And I guarantee HE won’t appreciate sharing his special day with Cupid in a few years.
But right now, George is content to share it with his fellow Avengers, Captain “Cooper” America and Lulu the Black Widow. Cake, costumes, shields, presents and defense of our home against the Chitauri. Life cannot possibly get any more grandiose for this three year-old.
As for our Valentine’s Day celebration? Well, we can just table the romance for AFTER the kiddies go to bed. =)