Why don’t you like Valentines Day, Rebecca, I hear you ask? You’re one of the lucky ones – you’re not single on Valentines day, there’s no anxiety remaining about whether you’re going to get a card from a secret admirer!
It’s not so much that I don’t like Valentines Day, more that I don’t see the point. Yes, absolutely, go ahead. Call me a cynic. You’re right.
Hubs and I have been together 10 years this July, and I think in all that time we’ve maybe bought each other one V Day card? And that was a comical one with Austin Powers on it, not a mushy one. We don’t really do mushy.
Valentines Day celebrations in this house will stretch to a “haha, Happy Valentines” over Whatsapp when Hubs is at work. I might try to cut a Jam Sandwich in the shape of a heart for X’s lunch. There will be no over priced roses, or pink champagne, thank you very much.
I could go all out – cutesy crafts with X, little love letters to my husband, decorating the house all lurid pink and red… but that’s not very “me”. I have dreams, and aspirations, of being a Pinterest mum, but if I’m honest I just don’t have the patience.
We rarely have date nights these day – too broke! An occasional take away and a film on Netflix is as close as we get. And I honestly can’t image anything worse than going on out Valentines for absurdly priced food in crammed restaurants, or absurdly priced popcorn in a darkened room full of teenagers making out and not watching the film. But that’s fine for us. On the off chance that we do get a night out it makes it extra special.
Yay for you if you do celebrate it, mind. There’s a lot of negativity and darkness in the world at the moment, and if a teddy bear with a love heart makes your day a bit better, then who am I to judge?
It’s just another day we’re encouraged to part with our cash… did you know that St Valentine is also the patron saint of bee keepers, epilepsy, fainting, plague, travellers, and young people. Maybe I should start a brand of cards dedicated to that?!
If you are celebrating, I wish you a lovely day the way you’d really like it to be 🙂
Do you celebrate? Or have any traditions? Or a family way of celebrating? I’d love to know!