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[saloonperfume]
TQC, I had this Valentine's Day idea but I wanted to run it by you:

So, I've been dating this fellow for about a month now. We're not serious yet but we are fond of each other, and we see each other a good amount. He's already brought up Valentine's Day, and I thought about making him some baked goods like cookies because while I feel it's too early to invest money in a gift or anything, I don't have a problem investing time. Now, he's a very family-oriented guy. He actually lives with his grandparents and mother because he spends a good amount of his time acting as a caretaker for his grandpa who is infirm from a stroke, and I know his family is very aware of my significant presence in his life these days (although I've only met his brother and sister who are not a part of that household). I thought about making a separate batch of cookies for them just as a nice gesture, or just making enough for him to share with his family. Is this an okay idea, or would that be weird?
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[User Picture]From: just_3_euros
2013-01-28 11:23 pm (UTC)

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I think that wold be very sweet :) If you're already considering it, just do it!
[User Picture]From: ellelelle
2013-01-28 11:26 pm (UTC)

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I think it would be too much to make expressly for the family, but make him extra and tell him there's extra if he wants to give to his family.
[User Picture]From: noodledays
2013-01-28 11:28 pm (UTC)

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I think either is a very sweet, extremely thoughtful idea. I like the idea of giving him his own small personal batch, and then another to pass along to his family. :)
From: saloonperfume
2013-01-29 12:19 am (UTC)

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Maybe I just won't wrap the family cookies in heart paper haha
[User Picture]From: noodledays
2013-01-29 12:20 am (UTC)

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I think that's a good way to make an easy distinction. ;D
[User Picture]From: splodgenoodles
2013-01-28 11:33 pm (UTC)

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He sounds like a keeper. Your US dating rituals are very strange to me, but I'd vote for having a few extra for the family, if he feels so inclined.

That way, he can be pretend-casual about it too.
From: saloonperfume
2013-01-28 11:34 pm (UTC)

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lol strange how?
[User Picture]From: the_pyre
2013-01-29 12:13 am (UTC)

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Yeah I'm curious too lol
[User Picture]From: pirahan
2013-01-28 11:34 pm (UTC)

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I think either will be appreciated.
From: saloonperfume
2013-01-29 12:21 am (UTC)

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Those look amazing, but he's trying to get in better shape! D:

But look at how cute these are: http://www.joyofbaking.com/shortbreads/RaspberryWhiteChocolateShortbreads.html

And raspberry preserves totally counts as fruit right!?
[User Picture]From: the_pyre
2013-01-29 12:22 am (UTC)

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Hell yes (says the fat chick).
From: saloonperfume
2013-01-29 12:23 am (UTC)

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I'm a fat chick, too, so these kind of judgments are always tough calls for me.
[User Picture]From: the_pyre
2013-01-29 12:25 am (UTC)

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It's cookies, man. Doesn't matter what's in them if you call them cookies.
[User Picture]From: the_pyre
2013-01-29 12:30 am (UTC)

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ALSO, since we're talking about baking, my sister just sent me this

http://mlkshk.com/r/MGG9
From: saloonperfume
2013-01-29 01:05 am (UTC)

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Oh, Christ...
[User Picture]From: sitaangel
2013-01-29 12:39 am (UTC)

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I think making extra for him to share with his family is a perfectly fine idea and thoughtful too.
[User Picture]From: heyfashion
2013-01-29 01:05 am (UTC)

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Not weird at all, I think it's very sweet and thoughtful! I'm sure they will really appreciate the gesture. I'd make him a small batch and the family a larger one.
[User Picture]From: pandorathewise
2013-01-29 01:41 am (UTC)

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That's really sweet.
I did something similar for my (now) husband and his family for Christmas when we first started seeing each other. I made so many cookies I was so done with making cookies for years afterward. But I had made his favorites, and sent them off with a card that stated they were for him and his family. They were really appreciated. Its personal, it shows you care, and its comforting. Nothin' wrong with any of that!

Good luck, I hope the cookies turn out really perfect and yummy!
[User Picture]From: suzermagoozer
2013-01-29 01:54 am (UTC)

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make a large batch...tell him it's to share with his family.
i think that's sweet and kind and that's the whole point!
[User Picture]From: venusn
2013-01-29 02:45 am (UTC)

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I'd make some just for him (heart shape or wrapped in heart ornament paper) and some more for his family (other common shape and paper).
it shows you are very thoughtful and family-oriented too :)
From: light_frost
2013-01-29 02:48 am (UTC)

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I think you should make enough for him to share with his family.
[User Picture]From: enchantress88
2013-01-29 04:26 am (UTC)

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i'm adding to the chorus of people who think it's a good and sweet idea.