February 15, 2007

God, I Love This Woman

Valentine's Day is never the same after marriage and kids. We often have to have our grand romantic outing the day before or after, in order to allow for our babysitters (her parents) to have an evening out themselves. But that doesn't mean that we don't give little gifts to show we care.

Melissa has a better sense of gifting than I do. Most of the time I don't know what I'd like in terms of gifts, but she always seems to get me good stuff. Like all men in the world outside of Meg Ryan romantic comedies, I need a little nudge and hint as to what the woman likes. And God bless her, Melissa can be counted on to give me a hint a few days before Valentine's and her birthday, with all the subtlety of a Louisville Slugger. Which is EXACTLY what a forgetful sot like me needs.

She came home from picking up Matthew from Pre-k yesterday and cunningly set "Wii Play" on top of the TV with my V-Day card. It's a second Wii Controller and 9 new mini-games for the Nintendo Wii. Between this and the classic games available for download on the Wii Virtual Console (she's playing the original "Sonic the Hedgehog" currently), Melissa is actually PLAYING VIDEO GAMES again! Woot! The games are pretty fun: An improved "Duck Hunt" shooting game, Air Hockey, Fishing, 9-Ball Billiards to name a few. We had some fun trying them out last night. And when she kicked my ass in the Fishing game, I demanded a "Wii-Match".

(She thinks I got her a crappy 6-song Josh Groban CD from Hallmark when I bought her card, but secretly, I also got her a gift certificate to Eddie Bauer so she can get more colors in her new favorite sweater. But Shhh! Don't tell her. I'll show her later today.)

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