Monday, February 14, 2011

To Celebrate or Not

Happy Valentines Day to all. I must admit, when Joe and I married we stopped celebrating the day as a couple anyways. I make Valentines every year with the kids to bring to school. I attended CJ's Valentines day party this year. We got a little something for each of the kids, but as a couple we just don't celebrate Valentine's day. There will be no special dinner for us. No gifts exchanged. And that's truly my choice. I know couples say all the time they don't want to do anything for Valentine's day, but then someone always ends up getting something or doing something. That's not the way it works in our relationship. I would actually be mad at Joe if he got me a card or a gift. The reason being that our anniversary is only a few weeks away. I'd rather my husband remember that day and get me something then. I feel more special and not like every other woman getting a bouquet of flowers and a box of chocolates. Maybe that makes me unromantic or something, I don't know. I just don't need this day for my husband to show me he loves me. I prefer the just because bouquet of flowers or the little token of love he'll randomly shower on me. Like taking the kids when I'm not feeling well or a surprise I love you note left on my computer desk or posted on my Facebook page. And we used to celebrate Valentine's day before we married. I don't need this Hallmark holiday to tell my significant other that I love him. So here in my house we really don't celebrate Valentine's day. At least not as a couple, more as a family I guess.