February 16, 2011

The (not so) surprise Valentine’s dinner

We don’t normally make a fuss over Valentine’s day, coz I think it’s just ridiculous to have to pay so much more for flowers or Western dinner compared to any other day. Come to think of it, I cannot recall the last time we actually did something for V-day. Oh wait, this was the last time hubby got me something for V-day. Now when was the last time I got him something? Probably aeons ago, probably never…Oopss!

Anyway, on the morning of V-day, hubby casually asked if we should cook something special for dinner. That being a working day, I was not keen. So he asked me to pick up the girls from the babysitter, and he’d be back early to prepare dinner. Okie…

And this was what laid before me on the dining table when I got home…


It was just supermarket bought marinated rack of lamb and beef steak, instant soup and prepacked salad, not some super duper made-from-scratch fare, but still, he made an effort and even took the trouble to decorate the table and the food – and that’s all that matters. My beef steak tasted really nice, by the way :-)

He had to go out for an appointment right after dinner, so guess who got to clean up the mess in the kitchen?

Anyway, Yiu Yiu was really impressed by papa’s efforts, and in her drama queen kind of way, kept saying, “Today is the best day ever.” And while I cleaned up the mess in the kitchen, she came in and we had this conversation:
Yiu Yiu: Mummy, I love you and papa. You love papa or not?
Mummy: Yes, of course I love papa.
Yiu Yiu (in an accusatory tone): I know, you only say you love papa because he cooked a nice dinner for you.
Mummy: No lah, (even if he didn’t cook dinner), I love him lah.
Yiu Yiu (in an authoritative tone): Then why you always complain papa never help take care of me and mei-mei, always go meeting, meeting, meeting?

This girl ah, always gotta have the last say in everything!

11 comments:

Suhana Mokhtar said...

I came across your blog when I did research on Montessori based kindy. Now Im hooked! I've got 2 girls like you too and can so relate. Very sweet of your husband to cook dinner btw.

Keep on blogging!

LittleLamb said...

Looks like she is picking up from you wor....

MeRy said...

so sweet..

Small Kucing said...

so sweet.. Your hubby got meeting and yet rush home to cook delightful Valentine Dinner for you :D

Liew said...

Oops time to stop complaining in front of ur gals

Btw, really sweet of him leh :)

chanelwong said...

it is the effort n heart that counts.....

A Mom's Diary said...

Suhana - thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. Too bad can't follow your girls' development in your blog.

LittleLamb - the accusatory part of the authoritative part? LOL?

MeRy - indeed.

Smallkucing - that was just a social gathering with some friends.

WK - once in a while la.

Chanel - true true.

Libby said...

Hi I am Libby, wonder if you still remembers me? Anyway, you are lucky to have a loving hubby, he is so thoughtful to cook for you even though it is simple fare, do visit my blog at www.libbyfu.blogspot.com and leave me any comment you have when you are free. Cheers!

A Mom's Diary said...

He can be really thoughtful sometimes :-)

Mummy to QiQi said...

wah...your lou kong so romantic one ah, hehe...lucky u!

jazzmint said...

hahaha...she's very good at twisting the story hoh :P