Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentines... Bahh HUMBUG!

Valentines Day.

I've never been a fan.  

It's a day the more money you spend, the more LOVE you have for your significant other.  

It's a day where the bigger the bouquet, the more bragging rights you get at the office.  

Again, not a fan.  Why is there one day out of the year when you are suppose to show your love through candy and flowers, or if you're really lucky, jewelry or a car.

Which brings me to Hubs and my first Valentine's Day together.  I got a car.  A Mitsubishi Mirage.  We were just a few weeks shy of moving to Germany on our first PCS tour together and he drove to my parents' house in a car.  I was expecting him to arrive on the Grey Hound.  Imagine my surprise when he told me to come outside and there was a car out there for me... for us.  We needed a car to take overseas with us.  But it was mine when he bought a hooptie when we got to Germany.

Nice.  He never topped that Valentine's Day gift.

Valentine's Day is not my favorite holiday.  Matter of fact, unlike MOST women, it's my LEAST favorite.  I have never been a fan.  In High School, I wasn't the one receiving tons of candy grams or carnations, probably because my boyfriends were loser high school drop outs.  

I dread the day when I have to pick out a gift that means I love you for a man.  You can't give men roses (so says my husband).  I can't give a big box of candy because my husband would never let me forget how he doesn't really care for sweets (unless it's right in front of him).  I tried a personally hand-made card that I thought was adorable with words from my heart, but the feedback was more along the lines of, "You couldn't even buy me a real card?"  

I never have money to spend on a gift because, well... I don't have a job and it just seems kinda not right to buy someone a gift with their own hard-earned money.

Neither is Hubs.  Romance has never been our thing.  Romance is kinda corny to me.  I feel dumb when I try to be romantic.  That's why Valentine's Day SUCKS!  There I said it.  I SUCK at romance and so therefor someone should turn and arrow on that damn cupid!  



Anonymous said...

LOL! At least you and hubs are on the same page! Nothing wrong with feeling that way as long as you SO is on board. I don't love it, but I don't hate it either. I'm kind of indifferent. Have a great, regular Monday!

Diva Ma @ Mommy Fabulous said...

LOL! A great regular Monday! That's what I want! With a steak dinner and some chocolate brownies... okay, maybe a little Valentine's Day. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness I'm not alone on this one. Don't get me wrong, I do love it when my husband goes out of his way to be romantic but I'd rather it be spontanious rather than a obligation and that's what V-day has turned into. I'll give him credit that he does try to go that extra mile but not without sharing his 2 cents on it being a shoppers holiday just so stores can make money. I agree with him. He came home MOnday with little snack bags of candy saying, "I had to come home with something." I just laughed at him and said, "You know the sad part is...tomorrow all of this candy will be marked down 75%." LOL