Happy Valentine’s Day!
I know that people have mixed emotions about this day. I have always liked it.
When I was younger, it was a special day usually celebrated with my father’s mother- my Nana. She and I shared a love of anything with hearts.
I had a heart bedspread. She found a heart shaped laundry basket. My first piece of jewelry from Tiffany’s was a heart bracelet.
I still wear that bracelet every day.
In any case, I’ve never really had an aversion to this day.
And sure, there were years when I went to dinner with a girl friend or two and we bashed boys in general, because welltheysucked.
And certainly there were some dates with boys that were, um, lackluster. But expectations are HIGH when you are first dating/young/skinnyandlovetoeatchocolateonholidays!
But now I’ve got kids. And a husband. And I buy them all candy and little trinkets and make them cards that all greet them on the kitchen table in the morning.
Then I smile and make a dramatic statement about OF COURSE I DON’T MIND THAT YOU ALL GOT SOMETHING AND I ONLY GET HUGS AND KISSES!
Then I let them eat some of their candy. Because I am mom of the year and want to see how crazy they can make their teachers today.
Then (at least today) I drool and moan and groan because (DUMMY!) I gave up dessert food/candy/the like for Lent.
Later I’ll help with the kiddos’ school parties. Then I’ll drink wine with my youngest while their Daddy gifts me with 2 hours of free time (free time with an infant, but still) and takes the oldest two to Tae Kwon Do.
And in all honesty, the hubs and I will probably get take out for dinner. But HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY TO ME! that means that I don’t have to cook or clean up the kitchen! And that I can stay in my comfy clothes! And that we can catch up on some TV!
So, in conclusion, Happy Heart Day! Eat lots of chocolate! Don’t buy the super overpriced flowers! Drink wine! Wear red!