Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Ian started a tradition a few years ago with my girls. Valentine's day is about love and they are loved so we all celebrate together, more or less.
Ian goes to the store and fills up a gift bag with all kids of goodies for us, magazines, lotions, lip goo, tasty snacks, gum... you get the idea.
The first year we lived together my youngest daughter, Livi was in second grade, I guess about 6 at the time. Ian decides it's a good idea to get them spam and sardines and beans and franks, because of the shiny cans, I guess. Liv has no idea what a sardine is and he tells her it is a delicious tasty snack and to bring it to school and share it with her friends. She puts the tasty treat in the pantry and we go about life.
Field trip day: Livi goes on a field trip to the Scottsdale Museum of Art. Pack a lunch. She packs a lunch with all kinds of food, she is prepared for a natural disaster. Unknown to me, she brought the sardines.
When Ian gets home from work, Olivia proceeds to tell him off about the snack and how it went down at the SMA.
Livi: "EEEANNNNN, YOU GAVE ME DEAD FISH!!!!!!"
Ian: "No, I gave you a tasty treat"
Livi: "My teacher helped me open the can and said sardines are good for you. Then she gave it to me and I almost throw up and they had eyes and it smelled so disgusting"
Ian: Unable to speak from laughing.
Livi: "You're mean"
Ian: still laughing
Livi: "It's not funny. I smelled like fish all day, I spilled the juice on me"
Ian: Sniffs Livi, "You still stink"
Livi: Stomps off and takes a shower til her fingers wrinkle.
Ian likes to give the girls the business in Big Brother fashion. Never a dull moment.