@kittykat9180 yes discounted chocolate is a great bonus!! Gotta make the store rounds to see if there is any I like that is left so I know if it is worth the effort to come back at midnight for 70% off chocolate.
@edwardsm6 Same. I did buy flowers (mixed bouquet - carnations, not roses - because we both like them and they last a week+). Saturday night we go out for dinner with family to celebrate MIL’s birthday.
Being single for large swatches of time, Valentines Day is a ‘happy’ reminder. When in a relationship, the day puts pressure and expectation on an otherwise lovely winter’s day…course I say that and it’s-11 outside without the windchill.
@mike808 Heh. Hadn’t even thought of that angle. She was definitely the easiest of my three to parent. Straight A student, state-qualifying athlete, and still wanted me to tuck her in before bed each night until she left for college (read: come talk to me so i can put off going to bed for another half-hour).
I feel like the week after Valentine’s Day is the week in which everyone that had an “eating better” resolution and was holding on to it for dear life finally gives up in light of all the candies floating around…
What could possibly be good about Valentine’s day?
If your Single, boy you feel it today.
If your dating or married, it’s not really romantic, it’s expected and you can only get in trouble if you mess something up. Why do we celebrate this stupid holiday?
@arielleslie congrats! If all goes well I should hit 15 later this year… but to my point, does it not feel expected and not romantic? If you were to get an unexpected gift on a random other day, doesn’t that feel more sappy/romantic?
@Tystix A random “I thought this would make you smile” is always better than a holiday. But it’s still nice to have a day dedicated to it. And it can be fun to get a bit silly with it. There isn’t an obligation or expectation to be a certain type of degree of “romantic”. I think last year I drew him hearts in candy before he got up in the morning. We use it as an excuse to do something like drink some fancy wine or go for a long ride in the mountains.
My wife’s birthday is 2 days before Valentine’s day, so I always have to “hold back something” for Valentines day. I don’t mean I short-change her, but if I have multiple gift ideas, I have to save the most romantic (ish) one for the 14th.
Yeah, but last night wasn’t too bad in the ER so the 12 was pretty manageable. The rest of the week has sucked tho!
BTW…You would have loved my Easter delivery…! At least I didn’t do the cupid wings…
I normally don’t celebrate it, but if my husband wants to do something special, I’m not going to break his heart and become cynical. We did celebrate, but nothing too special, just a romantic dinner at home, watched a TV show and cuddled. A bit of romance once in a while doesn’t hurt, it’s not that big of a deal if you celebrate this day or not.