Valentine’s Day

I had a perfect Valentine’s Day yesterday. It was filled with sweet treats, gems and a big, comfortable bed.

Once upon a time,

I might have wished for…

Breakfast in bed

Now? Nah, breakfast in bed is overrated (not that I’ve ever had it before). Who wants breakfast (in bed or not), when I’ve been up half the night nursing a three-week old? Instead, I got to sleep in all by myself until 10am – a rare luxury, while he took baby out of the room by 730am so I wouldn’t be awakened by her cries. An uninterrupted 2.5-hour sleep-in was exactly what I needed.

A younger me might have looked forward to…

A sweet treat

Yesterday, I tasted the sweetness of freedom when I brought our newly-minted middle child out for a McDonald’s ice-cream cone. With a difficult pregnancy and a newborn, it has been more than six months since I had one-on-one time with Shannon. She enjoyed her sweet treat, I enjoyed watching her enjoy herself.


All this while he held down the fort at home watching the newborn and a handful of rambunctious boys who came over to celebrate Jason’s 10th birthday.

Maybe I would have once longed for…

A romantic dinner

Instead, he knew how bored of confinement food I was, and came back with a mix of hawker fare that whet my appetite. It was one of the best dinners I had in the past month.

I might have once been excited about getting…

A gem or two

And hey, I now have three precious gems!


To be honest, I can’t remember us ever celebrating Valentine’s Day, save for one night out at Holland Village, while we were both in university and penniless.

We don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day, and it’s Not because every day is Valentine’s Day.

Hope you enjoyed your Valentine’s Day too!


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