Since I’m a romantic at heart, I love Valentine’s Day. I’ve had to learn to compromise, however, since the hubby’s not really romantic and is not one to make a big deal out of holidays. Except birthdays. He says that’s the one day that needs to be the most special, since it’s the most special day.
Valentine’s Day, on the other hand, he’s not a fan of, because he feels like it’s just a giant Hallmark Holiday where restaurants and florists jack up the prices and make you feel guilty if you don’t follow the trend to prove your love. We should be proving our love on a daily basis, not on one mandated day per year. On that I do agree with him, but I still like the romanticism of Valentine’s Day.
Princess Nagger has inherited the romantic gene from me – she loves Valentine’s Day, had a great time exchanging Valentine’s Day cards with her classmates and squealed over the fun Valentine’s gifts I picked up for her – not to mention her allotment of chocolate. She’s a chocoholic just like her daddy.
Over the years hubby the has learned to compromise and embrace his romantic side and ‘give in’, as it were, with us two romantic girls. We still don’t make it a big deal – no major fuss and we definitely avoid going out to eat at a restaurant for Valentine’s Dinner because of the jacked up prices and the excessive crowds of people that do go out to eat on that heart-filled night.
The hubby does at least want to give me a break from the night of cooking, so we usually order from our favorite family owned Italian restaurant for the hubby to pick up and enjoy here in the comfort of our own home. Since we don’t exchange gifts and cards until after dinner, I have no idea at the writing of this post what thoughtful gift the hubby picked out for me – you’ll have to wait until next week to find out.
Which brings me to this weeks question(s):
What did you do for Valentine’s Day? Do make a big deal and go all out? Go out to dinner or have dinner at home?
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