Cupid’s error

Cupid is a little fat violent baby in diapers. A naked kid shooting arrows at people and then laughing hysterically. That can’t be save or sane. Correct me if I am wrong, but last time I checked, we teach our children to be dressed correctly and not to throw stuff at other kids. And a kid laughing, after hurting another kid, that is just mean. If your son or daughter would do that, they would be in time out big time.

I am no fan of the big gestures on Valentine’s, however I am a big fan of showing your significant other how much he or she means to you, any time of the year. So this year, I decided to give A very special present. I have been working on it for months and send it off to friends and family, hoping to get their insight on my special present to A. My mom was left with a single sigh, however she wasn’t really happy with my song choice. My aunt cried, giving me little suggestions here and there on how to make it better. My best friend C laughed about the present, she thought it was funny, but also I had to adjust several settings to her liking and me? Well let’s just say I was happy with the outcome.

A and I agreed to celebrate Valentine’s a couple days later, since I was working so much, that every evening activity quickly turned into me being incapable of having a normal conversation. However the night before Valentine’s I found myself surprised by A’s valentine’s gift: A little hippo from D.C. We have been getting into TV shows about animals lately and hippos, right now, rank number two in the favorite animal contest, the first being whales. The hippo was named Valerie after Valentine’s and is always close to squeeze whenever hippos are on TV.

The little hippo Valerie
Valerie the hippo

But as I was sitting, squeezing Valerie, happy like a child in the candy store, I decided that after months and months of trying to perfect his present, it was finally ready to be seen by him. He had to cover his eyes as I tried to put it in full screen on my new laptop. This was also the first time, that I actually saw the present on my new laptop… A, however, was amazed and flabbergasted but most of all happy. He laughed and laughed and watched the video over and over and over again. Every now stopping it and asking where this clip was taken and where we were when this picture was taken.

Our actual Valentine’s was spent watching Jurassic Park, eating chocolate fondue and home made past. Obviously the best Valentine’s yet. I guess in the end, it doesn’t matter how you show your significant other that you love him or her, but it’s important that you do show her. If you want to blame it on cupid, that’s fine but I say, blame it on yourself and own it. After all, the reason your significant other is with you is because you are special. On Valentine’s and any other day.

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