Valentine’s Day is a funny thing huh? Everywhere I looked around yesterday there were such a variance in reactions. There are those who hate it with a fiery passion, then there are those who love it and go to the other extreme.
I know the term “Single’s Awareness Day” gets thrown around a lot, or “Commercialism Day” or “Hallmark Day”…
I was thinking to myself yesterday how some of my best Valentine’s Days were when I was single. It’s true. I was never really concerned about not receiving a “Valentine” or worried that I would never meet anyone. It didn’t phase me that others were being romantic. I guess because there were 364 other days in the year that could have easily done that. I will admit though, there may be have one in there somewhere, but off of the top of my head, I was ok.
I was reading one of my very good friend’s Facebook status’ yesterday and it mentioned something about teenagers and Valentine’s Day. Come to think of it, whilst out on my journey to the shops in the last week or so, I noticed that the majority of people purchasing cheesey trinkets were teenagers. From big fat toys to fake flowers which were all accompanied by giddy giggles.
I guess thinking about it, commercialism works for the youth. Of course. I also think, where teens are concerned, that the bigger the gift, the bigger the status symbol. Don’t get me wrong, I think it can be cute for sure. I just think back to my teens and… well…
It leads me on to this bit. Last night, as our Valentine’s Day date, my gorgeous hubby and I went to a Moonlight Screening of Breakfast At Tiffany’s.
Oh How I Love This Movie…
For anyone that knows us this shouldn’t be a giant shock. After all, my ring is from the very store in the movie Anyway, as we were getting in and sorted out, I could have SWORN that I saw my high school crush. If it wasn’t him then he has a doppleganger. He was with his girlfriend and it was one of those awkward staring moments and then kind of walked off.
Anyway, how is the relevant? I used to totally pine over this individual. It was disgusting. And everything I said and did mattered. Of course I would *NEVER* have asked him out back then but wow. It was true love… Surely?! (Note: Sarcarm) It has been about 14 or so years since I saw him last, and honestly, I looked and him and went “Ewwww really?”… Literally. WHAT WAS I THINKING?! Yuck. Gross. To be fair, he wasn’t a train wreck by any means… He just looked like an older version of what I liked. Truly though, my tastes have clearly, dramatically changed.
So, thinking about these teenagers, who are so deeply and truly in love, will they still feel that way when they turn 30? Me, definately not! Not even a flutter, not even a thing. I am totally in love with my wonderful and amazing husband and the high school thing doesn’t even come up as a scratch! I wouldn’t trade him for the world. Love you babe! xoxox
I will say though, at this point, there are one or two people I went to high school with who remained in their relationships and, from all accounts, seem still blissfully happy.
Valentine’s Day you say? Yes… On this topic still. I totally love the cheesiness of it all. I don’t believe in the whole jeweller adverts “For this Valentine’s Day, buy her diamonds” … Blergh! However, I am a huge fan of a rose, balloons, cards, love letters, declarations of love and so on. I don’t think it should be limited to just couples (Take last year, when I left Valentines on my kid’s beds) By all means, be corny. Or tell a friend you love them.
Last night, at the movie, even though there were a LARGE amount of couples there, there would have been close to as many families or galpals there just spending time together and toasting the day that was.
Me, I got my night out and my beautiful roses delievered in a vase with pretty ribbons and a card that said three words that mean more to me than pretty much any others (And yes, he says a lot more to me between us two… That’s for us to share though )
That’s My Nickname From Him… Long Story
And he? Well… One should never forget to take their lunch to work huh?
This Is The Bottom Half, Which I Had Made Fresh For Him…
And The Top Half
This was delievered to him personally.
Also, as I may have mentioned, I bake for his work every week so yesterday it was themed and they each got a Valentine’s Day Noodle Box filled with baked treats (Mostly in the shape of hearts) from caramel/choc brownies, cookies, chocolate mousse etc etc etc…
As I said, Valentine’s Day, as corny, commercialised or depressing (for some) as it is, it just a bit of fun and I think the perfect excuse to let people know they are loved. Sure there are lots of other days to do it, but we sometimes all get a little busy and could do with a reminder
I Needed A Bit Of Joy At This Time