Hahahaha I so can live without Valentines Day! I realized that yesterday, instead of well wishes and looove to you all, what do I post? The new Indiana Jones preview.
Ok, I DID send presents via Facecrack, but that was Hug a Dork with my wishes for you to survive the commercialism of the day. And I did make the kids their own valentines and make them pancakes with homemade sauce for breakfast. Then I raced home after my training for my new job, and took Mr K to the last half of his preschool party. THAT was a labor of sheer love for my children. Then came home and made Mike a fantastic dinner, with beer, followed by homemade cake. It doesn’t sound like much, but let me tell you, after training and a preschool party, that also took some luv. But thats just kinda Mom/wife stuff anyways, y’know?
Mike was a sweetie and surprised me with a subscription to Canadian Gardening magazine, which is one I wanted. I had told him exactly what I wanted, my indoor greenhouse, but I told him not to bother right now because I am so busy, and I want to be able to relax, set it up, plan and enjoy it. So he went out and bought me my magazine instead, which was so thoughtful of him…only a husband would know that a gardening magazine would make me happy 🙂 The girls at work laughed but I told them that I truly wanted that more than chocolates or roses, and the thought that went into it meant so much more.
I used to like getting flowers from Mike at work on Feb 14th, but I used to LOVE getting them when it wasn’t Valentines Day. I adored when he just picked a random day and sent them, and everyone in the office oooohed and aaaahed and I was a wee bit embarrassed yet giggly pleased and lovey-dovey at the same time. It was nicer to get them because he didn’t HAVE to give them to me because of the calendar date, and everyone else in my office knew that too, and that makes you feel special. When something is requisite, it kinda loses the appeal. Thats really how I feel about Valentines Day, I don’t like that everyone is expected to do something on that one day for the person you love.
Then there’s the fact that we celebrate the 11th as the anniversary of our first date, so we really lost Valentines Day, it has no meaning when compared to the 11th for us. So to turn around 2 days later and do something special again just because the rest of the world does to seems redundant. Perhaps if the 11th wasn’t a special day to us, we might celebrate it more, who knows.
But that’s just me and my humble opinion, and of course, I hope everyone else was romanticized and chocolatized and spoiled rotten!