February 10, 2010

Cupcakes and Love

This morning I made some Valentine's cupcakes for my playgroup for tomorrow morning.
Nothing says love like cupcakes to kids.

While putting the M&Ms on them, the girls started to get antsy, so I decided to give them each half of one that I had messed up on.  I knew it would buy me a few minutes of quiet time while they enjoyed licking up every last ounce of sugar from their halved, flaw-filled cupcake.  It was a goof on a cupcake we could all enjoy!

So I sat them down and gave them their half of a cupcake.  Then I decorated and watched them eat.
Mary Ellen, not really sure what it was, stared at it in complete awe for a moment.  She had this look on her face like, I know this is going to be good, but I just don't even know where to begin!!  She took her time with it, trying to understand how to eat it and savor it.  Each bite was followed by her licking her fingers.  She wasn't going to miss a morsel!  It took her forever to finish eating it, which I was thankful for!

Hattie, on the other hand, ate her cupcake quite differently.  By the time I turned around to look at her eating it, she was done with nothing on her face but a tiny trace of the cake she had just devoured and enjoyed.
I couldn't help but think about how differently they ate their cupcakes, and somehow, in my mind, that thought transitioned to thinking about how differently we fall in love.  I have no idea how or why my brain made this connection.  It just did, and now I'm sharing it with you :).

I was, for sure, like Hattie was with her cupcake, when I met Sean.  I took one look at him and knew he was going to be delicious (okay, I know that sounds a bit racy, but really, I'm just trying to keep the analogy between love and eating going strong, so bear with me!).

When I met Sean, I fell for him completely.  Lost all of my guard.  Knew very early on that he was the one.  Was intoxicated in a way that, other than love, only chocolate can make a woman feel.  I had never tasted anything so sweet.  We quickly fell in love, stayed in love, and the rest is history - it was a whirlwind in my hopeless romantic mind.

But I know not all love is like this.

I don't know if it's because we were young or if it's because God knew He had to hit me hard with a ton of bricks for me to even recognize real love when I saw it, but our love grew quickly, and we never gave it a second thought, atleast I didn't.  Sean was more cautious but still, I can safely say, head-over-heels.

However, I have known many who were friends first, those who eased into a lasting relationship, savoring every step of the way.  There are so many stories that begin with the antithesis of It was love at first sight.  Those are mostly funnier and better stories, in my opinion, maybe because my own love story is so different.

So I guess what I'm getting at is what's your love story or your parents' love story?  I'm being nosy.  I want to hear them, and at what better time than now to share them!  I'll share mine, too, soon, mostly because I think it'll be fun for my girls to look back on it one day while their sifting through Mommy's ol' blog.  And also, I love to reminisce about those days of new love.

So post yours or your parents' love story on your blog, in the comments (the short version of course), or email, and then let us know so we can come over and read it.  Then we can all sit back and read 'em while eating a cupcake any way we'd like.

And I realize that I have like 4 readers for my blog, and going private keeps things cozy, so even if no one gets around to doing this before Valentine's Day, be on the lookout for a good love story read from me ;).

I think this Hallmark holiday is getting to me!


Penny said...

Ah, me. Well, I was 15. Dad was 17. I had a sorta kinda crush on another guy at school. It wasn't even "like" at first sight! But he grew on me. Grandually. I thought he was sooooooo smart. Smart is very appealing. He was funny. Funny is waaaaaaay fun to be around. He was amzingly grounded and serious about social issues I knew nothing at all about. It was a combination of those qualities - each of which he had in abundance! that attracted me to him. Plus - he was nuts about me!!! Now that is pretty exciting, when you already are finding that you "like" the guy, too! So that is how it all began!

KatieLee Photography said...

Sob.........I don't have one.......Sob.......

Blogahon said...

Ooo, my sister-in-law, Laurel, and my sister, Brittany, posted their stories on their blogs; look under "blogs I frequent" to check their stories out.

Katie, I think you'll have a story! Did I already tell you thanks for the Valentine's cards you sent. They were the cutest cards ever - so creative you are!

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