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A Teasing Sort of Valentine

We don’t really celebrate Valentine’s day here—neither Steve nor I have ever been really big on it. Honestly it was always a holiday that made me feel bad growing up because I NEVER had a Valentine. I never dated in high school and didn’t have a real boyfriend until my senior year of college. So I got in a LOT of years of feeling left out and sad on Valentine’s day.

And once I had found my TRUE Valentine (yes, I am talking about Steve) I just wasn’t into it. It’s not like I was suddenly all hearts and flowers about Valentine’s day just because I’d found my soulmate, you know? It’s hard to support a day that makes people feel bad or alone or sad if they’re not a part of a couple. This is not to say I’m anti-Valentine’s day—I don’t feel that strongly about it. I just don’t particularly pay attention to it.

But my kids have gotten into the spirit of it this year with some decor for the house. (They regularly put up decorations for holidays/seasons. We made snowflakes and taped them ALL OVER the house this winter (and in previous winters). They’ve drawn monsters and ghosts and signs that said “Boo!” and taped them in hidden and obvious places at Halloween. I love that. I love that they draw things and then hang them up on the walls as decoration ANYWHERE in the house. It makes the place theirs too, you know?)

And they’ve been writing sweet notes of love too—something I’ve done for them on past Valentine’s days. (I have to write some notes for tomorrow because I do like to tell them how much I love them any and every day, and I don’t see any good reason not to do it tomorrow too. And written on a heart-shaped piece of paper. Making our own Valentine’s traditions where the day is more a celebration of EVERYONE you love—not simply your sweetheart, if you have one—feels like a worthwhile thing to do.)


All these hearts everywhere are putting me in the mood for a sweet teaser from Imaginable. So this is my love note for you:


“Can I ask you something now?” Luke teased.

Fey laughed, shook her head. “No.”

“What if it’s a really good question?”

“Still no.”

He leaned toward her, his eyes on her lips. “Seriously. It’s also not a difficult question. It’s not like I’m going to ask you the square root of five thousand six hundred twenty-eight.”

“Seventy-five point zero two, rounded to the nearest hundredth.” Her eyes were now on his lips.

“Really?” Luke said. Beautiful and freakishly brainy? He was fairly certain he might burst into flame at any moment.


Also? I LOVE you people. And I hope that you ALL feel loved. Today and EVERY day. :-) Have a great weekend, everyone.


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4 thoughts on “A Teasing Sort of Valentine

  1. BellaBunnell

    *squeeeee!* Luke and Fey!!! Brilliant! Thank you! Thank you!!! I have the same feelings about V Day, but it’s wonderful how you share it with your children so… Happy Valentine’s Day, J! <3 xoxo

  2. kindlemom1

    Woohoo! Some romance between Luke and Fae? Awesome!

    I love all the love notes from your children, so adorable! Mine do the same thing and I can’t help bu melt at their happiness and excitement with the holiday. I don’t think I ever really got into Valentine’s Day until I had children and saw their excitement. It is pretty hard to resist. ;)

    1. j meyers Post author

      I’m the same, Ali. Much more in the spirit of it with the kids. They makes so much of life FUN, you know? <3