This is a “holiday” that you either love or hate. Men dread it (sometimes) because they have to go out with droves of other men to find something to get their sweetie less their names be mud! The chocolate, jewelry and flower businesses love this day. But then there are others who think it nothing more than just a commercialized day and that you should love one another ever day.
And then there are those who are single and hate the day; other singles are sad because they are divorced, widowed or their loved one is in harms way in the military. Some little kids are very shy and don’t like exchanging the little cards (if their school even allows it) or they are the not so popular kid and they don’t get many cards although now I think the policy is you bring in cards you bring in one for everyone!
Being allergic to chocolate (yes! you may gasp now) all my life what I looked forward to was those candy hearts with the silly sayings on them or a red heart shaped lollipop. Those two candies hold wonderful memories for me because as a child mom would get a box of chocolates and daddy would get me one of those candies. DH, when we were still ‘courting’, gave me the biggest bragging rights that night in my college psychology class by having one tired delivery man deliver four dozen red roses 🙂
Since then it’s been flowers (though not as many), dinner out, and jewelry. But this year? This year I told him let’s stay in and make dinner together and just cuddle happily on the sofa while we watch The Walking Dead. Maybe I might even be able to get him to put up some curtain rods for me too! What? That’s not your idea of a romantic evening? 🙂