Un-Valentine’s Day

The girls at Girl Talk Thursday are talking about Valentine’s Day this week. This is how I feel about the holiday in a nutshell:

Before you cast me off as a heartless grinch, let me explain. First of all, I do often participate in sending cards to my friends, observing it more as a friendship day than anything (maybe this childhood habit is harder to break). And of course Hubby and I went all out for it when we first started dating. But now? It’s much more meaningful to me if Hubby gives me a card or chocolate or flowers (*cough* which he’s never done in the 8 years we’ve been together… maybe this public shaming will prompt him to swing into action *cough*) on a day when he doesn’t feel obligated to and when I don’t expect it. I completely, 100% agree that you should tell the people you love that you love them, but don’t expect me to do it when and how Hallmark tells me.
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15 thoughts on “Un-Valentine’s Day

  1. I would just like to state for the record that, although my wife's grammar suggests that I don't buy her cards or chocolates or flowers, I do. I do not buy flowers, because they die and are stupid.

    And she really ought to know that a man with no shame feels it neither privately or publicly.

    Thank you.

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  2. I wholehearty concur with your position on this matter. Not a fan of Hallmark Holidays either.

    P.S. to “Monty 42” – you could always buy your wife a potted flower plant (tulips, daffodils, baby roses, violets) which would not die. But honestly, most women LOVE to receive a dozen red roses – even if they are stupid and they die. Try it once. Just for the heck of it.

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