It’s almost time for the one holiday when Hallmark and Whitman make a killing…
As we approach the one day a year when men hope that a box of chocolates, too many glasses of wine, or some slinky lingerie may lead to some unabashed shenanigans, may I offer one slightly cynical woman’s view on the subject.
DISCLAIMER: I absolutely ADORE my hubby. He makes me laugh, cry, laugh some more, laugh so much I end up crying, and then laugh some more. He puts up with my never-ending shenanigans, my morning grumpy-itis, my obsession with running, dogs, and ice cream, and the fact that I like to put ice in my wine (NO! you say.) He knows how much I look forward to date night every week, how I just can’t possibly sit on the couch without the Wonder Mutt on my lap, and how sometimes I just need some “Kymmie” time. He puts up with “scary face” when I give myself a facial, has dinner ready for me when I get done working out at night, and knows that if I don’t get to Disney World at least twice a year, I will simply curl up in a ball, suck my thumb, and never speak a comprehensible word of English ever again. All that being said…
Seriously. Why do we need to have one day out of the year that people feel obligated to profess their love or end up in the doghouse? Shouldn’t EVERY day be Valentine’s Day??
Getting flowers for no reason, surprises from my two favorite G’s (Godiva and Ghiradelli), or love notes stuck on my breakfast plate on Saturday mornings, means a million times more to me than red roses on February 14th ever will. Pink maybe, but not red.
So for all you men out there who are currently experiencing stress-induced panic attacks and uncontrollable sweating, don’t worry. Your woman (or man!) will love you no matter what you don’t do tomorrow. You may still end up in the doghouse, but she’ll still love you. Especially if you present her with something blingy on February 15th.
Happy Not Valentine’s Day Yet everybody!!
Enjoy the ride.
(All photos courtesy of Pinterest.)
What do you do to make your honey feel special all year long?