Monday, February 14, 2011

It's Valentine's Day!! :::insert sarcastic, woo hoo, here:::

I've never been big on Valentine's Day.   Not in an anti, I hate love kinda way, just never thought of it as anything special.  I used to think it was because I never happened to be dating anyone come that mid February day.  Heck, I was 24 the first time I even spent the holiday with anyone remotely special and even that couldn't spark the cupid in me.  It's not that me and my husband aren't romantic...in fact quite the opposite.  However I want my hubs to be romantic on his terms, not because Hallmark tells him to buy me a mushy card and send me flowers.  It's the out of the blue, element of surprise romance that gets my heart a flutter!  Regardless of all of this, can I tell you that every year I usually get flowers because my husband is afraid I'm faking all my anti-Valentine's Day rants and will be mad if I don't get anything.  Haha.  He's probably right!  Every time my phone rings I'm hoping it's the front desk telling me I have a delivery, I'm so bad!  So this morning I picked up his favorite carrot cake cupcake from the local market.....and a blue powerade.  It may not scream I love you, but he'll be excited and that's what counts.  So much for not celebrating!
Happy Valentine's Day from one of my favorite Valentines!

13 comments:

Ann said...

Great post - I too fake the I dont want a gift thing!!! I would be heartbroken if I did not get anything though - HA!!!

ae said...

I am also apathetic about Valentine's day. I do not hate it but I do not love it either. However, I have never had a significant other on V-day either...so my thoughts on the holiday may change one day!

Gwen said...

I am so with you! It's just another day in my book. And if a guy can't do special things for his woman throughout the year and has to be coaxed into it by a holiday then there is something really wrong. That being said I totally bought a card for Ellie & Brian. Jamie is too cute in his V-Day outfit. :) Hope you get your flowers soon.

Cheryl E. said...

How cute! Loving the Valentines Day outfit.

Ashley said...

Oh my goodness, little Jamie is so adorable! I'm not big on Valentine's day either. And I don't like getting flowers, I always say I'd rather have the cash :) BUT, so many girls in my office got flowers this year, I'm a LITTLE sad, haha!

dave and jenn said...

Ha! That is exactly how I feel too!

JMBS / SallyAnneS said...

Couldn't have said it better myself. :) My husband and I also don't celebrate valentine's day in any big way. I would prefer he doesn't "waste" money on flowers and a card. He did make me heart shape pancakes this morning which was really sweet. Love should been shown every day. And in a special way - like your cupcake and powerade. :)
Happy Valentine's Day!

Shannon said...

awe what a cute little outfit! happy heart day!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Haha, I do the same thing where I'm like ohhh no gift this year lol. Happy Valentine's Day!

Jules said...

You’re not the only one that isn’t big on V-day. I’m hearing a lot of that this year. I miss getting flowers delivered to the office since I don’t go in much anymore. That was always exciting. I think little gestures like a cupcake and his favorite drink can go a long way. Happy Valentine’s Day to you! The pics you posted of Jaime are so adorable.

Brittany Ann said...

We are the same way. It's just too much - this "special" day. I'd like to save it for the rest of the days.

ModernMom said...

It's amazing to me how Valentine's Day has become so much about the kids! Don't get me wrong, Hubby and I still do extra special stuff for each other (because I make him ha ha) but the kids are spoiled little monkeys too:)

Jordan said...

Sounds like a great, low key V-day, and what a cute little mini-Valentine you have there! :) Woo hoo for a Wildcat Victory!!!