They think it's for them. And it is. But it's also for me. Because I'm a cheese-ball-romantic, a light-the-candles-and-call-me-Valentine sap. I'm a cut-the-pizza-dough-with-scissors-so-it's-shaped-like-a-heart kind of goof.
They gather around the table and we snap our "Love Crackers."
"What is dis ting anyway?" Liam asks.
"It's got fireworks in it," I tell him.
Of course, the SNAP isn't quite the display he was looking for but he pulls out a crown and that gains a "Whoa!"
It's not an expensive meal at a fancy restaurant. We're not dressed up. The floor isn't even clean. But I would dare to say that this is what Valentine's day is really about...just this...these faces...these smiles...