Maya – exploring the garden
I’m not very into Valentines day in general but I think it is nice to mark the occasion if you have a significant other. I’ve pretty much given up on Made for birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries and any other occasion now. For one he is HOPELESS at remembering dates. This isn’t entirely his fault as the Balinese calendar is different but it’s also down to him being a useless man :p Also after the last time I got upset about him completely forgetting or failing to get me a present or showing so little enthusiasm for the presents I got him, we had a talk and I realised I may as well give up. Made just doesn’t get presents. They have no meaning to him and while he likes getting new things as much as anyone else, it’s no different in his mind from buying it himself. He prefers to show he cares in little every day ways rather than making a big fuss a few times a year. Fair enough. So after this conversation and deciding that after 4 years he was obviously not going to change, I’ve given up on the idea of presents. We still go out for meals (again he has no interest but he does it for me) but I’ve basically decided I’m going to have to just spoil myself on my birthday etc.
So I certainly wasn’t expecting anything for Valentines day. Bless him, this is about as romantic Made gets – a gift box with 2 kitkats and a card (still in the plastic with nothing written inside) that he got maya to give me when she came back to school (although according to Maya it was her birthday present because apparently every day is Maya’s birthday!)
I really wasn’t fussed about Valentines day this year so we didn’t bother going for dinner or doing anything special but this little hopeless hilarious gift made me feel warm and fuzzy all day. Plus we got given a bottle of homemade wine from our neighbour (wine is like liquid gold here) – not a bad day at all!