Every year, I struggle to come up with something creative and cute for Melon Man for Valentine's Day. I don't know why. I just do. I mean, just a card is just so....cliché. I always want to do something more exciting and interesting and meaningful and fun. Why can't I ever come up with something?
Melon Man has done a number of very sweet and CRAFTY things for me over the last 5 years. One year, he wrote me a letter from him and the dogs on a huge piece of shipping paper from my business. He drew little pictures for some of the words and he attached things like coins and such to represent other words. It was so sweet. I put it up in my office at work and kept it up for weeks. Even now, I have it folded up and filed in my "personal stuff" file at work and every once in a while I take it out and read it and thrust my hand to my heart thinking of what a great guy he is. Yeah, sometimes he bugs the crap out of me, but I still love him. (I know I really bug the crap out of him sometimes too!).
Another year, we were in Michael's buying something and he comes up to the register with a bottle of red craft paint and a bottle of white craft paint and some small brushes. I asked him what that stuff was for and he said he was going to fix some of the paint chips on the little red wagon. I fell for it hook, line, and sinker. It didn't even phase me. I totally believed him. I AM SO FREAKIN' NAIVE!!!
Anyhow, I had to work really late that Valentine's Day and I didn't get home until 11:00 or so that night. I walked in the house and went to bed. It wasn't until the next morning that as I was backing out of the driveway that my headlights caught a GINORMOUS red heart on a pole in our front yard! I just had to jump out and take a picture of it!