Married with kids: musings on Valentine’s day

When I posted this:

Secondly, our kids.  We’re now having pleasantly cool weather which I’m enjoying.  But our kids had bouts of viral infections.  My girl even had to be brought to the hospital when she had benign febrile convulsions.  Thank goodness it’s over now but definitely not a good start to the year.  (from this post)

… I had no idea that it’s not over yet.  The end of that particular week, my son had another bout of infection, this time it was acute tonsillopharyngitis.  When he got better, R got fever and colds again.  Her last fever bout occurred yesterday morning, and it’s less than 38 degrees.  Since then, she hasn’t had any fever.  I’m keeping my fingers and toes crossed that it really is the last of it.

That means that Valentine’s day is pretty much not a couple day but a family day again.  Well, we were really not much into celebrating Valentine’s day, what with all the expenses associated with it. We see no reason why we should spend for overpriced flowers, have dinner in crowded restaurants on that particular day.

While romance brought us together, what keeps us together is commitment.  And while it may not be as exciting as the first flutter of romance, it’s immensely more satisfying.

And although romance may not be as obvious as when we first got together, it’s always there. We try to make time for each other, even if it’s just a late night DVD movie session or take out fast food dinner in the car while driving home for work. For while we now have other priorities that, most of the time, takes precedence over romance, a little time reconnecting with just each other helps keeps the romance alive, even if we have to sneak it in once in a while.

Pina Colada

(Rupert Holmes)

I was tired of my lady
We’d been together too long
Like a worn-out recording
Of a favorite song
So while she lay there sleeping
I read the paper in bed
And in the personal columns
There was this letter I read

“If you like Pina Coladas
And getting caught in the rain
If you’re not into yoga
If you have half a brain
If you’d like making love at midnight
In the dunes on the Cape
Then I’m the love that you’ve looked for
Write to me and escape.”

I didn’t think about my lady
I know that sounds kind of mean
But me and my old lady
Have fallen into the same old dull routine
So I wrote to the paper
Took out a personal ad
And though I’m nobody’s poet
I thought it wasn’t half bad

“Yes I like Pina Coladas
And getting caught in the rain
I’m not much into health food
I am into champagne
I’ve got to meet you by tomorrow noon
And cut through all this red-tape
At a bar called O’Malley’s
Where we’ll plan our escape.”

So I waited with high hopes
And she walked in the place
I knew her smile in an instant
I knew the curve of her face
It was my own lovely lady
And she said, “Oh it’s you.”
Then we laughed for a moment
And I said, “I never knew.”

That you like Pina Coladas
Getting caught in the rain
And the feel of the ocean
And the taste of champagne
If you’d like making love at midnight
In the dunes of the Cape
You’re the lady I’ve looked for
Come with me and escape

repeat chorus twice and fade out

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