First time EVER. This year, Ayah and I did not give each other a Valentine's Card!
Not that we "celebrate" it, but every year, just as personal gestures, we would give each other a card. And Ayah would give me a bouquet of red roses - without fail. And I would also give him a little something. I guess we could have done that on any other days, but, well...we chose to do it on VD, right? Most of the times, we would go out for dinner - nothing or nowhere fancy, or I would cook him something special. And after three kids, our Valentine's Dinner would also include K.Long Hanna, K.Ngah Hasya and Hilman.
Somehow, this year both of us had been pretty bogged down with work and stuff, and we just could not even find the time to get a card for each other! And it just did not occur to us to even make any reservations at any of the restaurants. And somehow, this year BOTH of us did not expect it to be the same as previous years' VD. Hmmmm...must be the age, eh? :)
At the stroke of midnight - 0000hr 14th February, 2008 -
Ayah : Happy Valentine's Day, Mommy...
Me : Happy Valentine's Day...
(Hugs and XOX)
Ayah : Sorry...no cards this time! Tak sempat!! Hehehee...
Me : Hehehe...tak per...Sorry, I pun tak sempat beli card for you.
Ayah : I love you...
Me : I love you, too...
(Hugs and XOX and Snuggles)
Both : ZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz....
In the morning, while at work - Exchanges of mushy "I-Love-You" SMSs.
In the afternoon - A phonecall.
Ayah : Hello... Hi! How are you? How's your day?
Me : Hello... okay. What about you? Busy clinic?
Ayah : I'm okay. Not so. Do we have any plans for tonight?
Me : Errr... not really. Hilman and Hasya ada mengaji, and Hanna ada tuition.
Ayah : Hmmmm...I will try to come back early. Maybe we can just go out for dinner somewhere after sending Hanna to tuition?
Me : Okay.
Ayah : Any idea where to go?
Me : Hmmm...not really. I don't mind anywhere. Maybe somewhere in Section 14?
Ayah : Okay, then. I'll try to come back before Maghrib.
Me : Okay. See you later then. Bye!
6:20 p.m - A phonecall.
Ayah : Hi! Sorry...where are you now?
Me : PJ (my MIL's house)
Ayah : There's an emergency and we have to open the lab for an emergency angio. If there's no complications, I'll be back by 7:40, insya Allah.
Me : Okay...(dalam hati - be prepared. There might not be any dinner out tonight!)
Ayah : Sorry...
Me : It's okay.
7:35 p.m - Ayah came back!
After solat Maghrib, we left the house and sent Hanna to the Tuition Centre.
Ayah : I tried calling a few places just now. All fully booked. What do you feel like having?
Me : Hmmm. You know me - tak kisah. Anything goes. Dekat Section 14 aje lah...
Ayah : TGIF is full. And Jaya 33...Errr...malas lah nak cross over to the other side. Sushi?
Me : Can...Errr...Kat Ipoh Kopitiam tu pun boleh.
Ayah : You don't mind?
Me : No, laahh!
After sending Hanna, we made one round surveying the eating joints at Section 14. All were packed. We managed to find a parking space near the mosque.
Me : Wanna try the Indian restaurant at the back?
Ayah : Okay. It has been a while since we last had Indian pun...
Walk walk walk - and saw "The House of P*k**za".
We ordered plain briayani with a few dishes, and some lassis and just enjoyed each other's company until it was time to fetch Hanna. Not the most romantic place to have a Valentine's Dinner, I know. But, we were together :)
Went to fetch Hanna, and then the younger ones at Mak's place, and went back to SD.
2359hr 14th February 2008 -
Ayah : Happy Valentine's Day...I love you...
Me : Happy Valentine's Day....I love you, too.. :)
(Hugs and XOX and Snuggles)
Both : ZZZzzzzzzzz...
(It MUST be the age...Hehehe...)
Hmmmm...FIRST TIME - No cards, No roses, No planned dinners...
But it still feels like when we fell in love...the FIRST TIME...