Bah Valentines Day Humbug…

Yeah, that’s right.  I don’t like Valentines Day and I choose not to participate.  Debbie Downer?  Maybe, but if you were in my shoes you might not want to bust out with the heart chocolates and schmoopy cards either.  I refuse to spend my money on this commercialized “holiday” that pressures us to spend money on frivolous things so that we can express how much we love our special someone.  C’mon people…really?  I believe that I say how much I love my husband everyday with my actions.  Like a home cooked meal and clean clothes.  A clean house and always having body wash and shave cream when he steps into the shower.  Do you really think that all of these things are part of my “job” as a wife?  Well maybe if I didn’t have a job also and contribute to paying the household bills, then I would buy him some pointless little stuffed animal that will collect dust after a week on his dresser.  Or maybe buy him a box of chocolates that he would only eat part of and then leave laying around and I would end up eating the rest of, just so I wouldn’t have to look at them anymore (and because I am addicted to sugar).  Well why not just get him a card (that now costs $5) and let some cheesy writer for Hallmark express how I feel for me?  I will tell you why.. becuase I am jaded.. yeah that’s right – jaded.  And I will freely admit it.  Last year, around Valentines Day, I found out that I was not his only Valentine.. so there!  I said it!  So I refuse to spend money on all of this stupid Valentines Day crap. 

Are we so bored with our lives that we have to create this “spending holidays” where we are put under pressure to tell someone with tangible things just how much we love or care for them?  I mean, what if you are a kid and all of your friends get Valentines from the other kids and you don’t get any?  Or your friend gets 10 and you only get 2?  How does that make a kid feel?  Then what if you get one from a boy that you are friends with and he implies that he wants to be more… but you don’t?  Or you are hoping that someone you really care about does something special for you and they don’t… It’s not like I have never celebrated Valentines Day, ever.  One year I booked a surprise dinner on a train for the evening for my boyfriend (at the time) and myself.  I thought that was the coolest, most romantic gesture ever.  And then when it was all over, he said.. we should have just stayed home.  OUCH.  Then there was the time when one of the guys at work gave all of the women in the office a rose and a box of chocolates for Valentines Day.  When I got home, my boyfriend got all mad and threw the flower away and threw the chocolates outside…

They ought to call it the “Spend Money to Disappoint Day”…  just sayin….

About Amy

Hello! I am 33 years old, a wife (just recently in 2012) and a mother (that came first in 2009). I used to be fairly laid back, but having a kid really upped my sensitivty which was heightened already. I really believe in saying how I feel, when I feel it. I express my feelings - alot - maybe too much...but I feel that it lets everyone know where I stand so that there is no confusion. And, I would like the same in return - but... good luck with that!
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