We all know the day is a big ruse by the card companies to make more money.
It’s also an excuse for grandparents to send their grandkids more candy. (And for mom to point out that those Reese’s Peanut Butter Hearts are her favorite.)
And then there’s the
valentine Friendship cards that need to be written out for school.
Since the kids in my son’s 1st grade class apparently have a hard time distinguishing between love and like, they’re having a Friendship Party. There are math games involved.
Shoot. That reminds me that I need to crush some peanut-free pretzels for a healthy topping to their healthy sundae.
Maybe the class can go on over to Occupy Valentine’s Day and raise awareness about the limited ways we think about romance.
There’s also the campaign to rebrand Valentine’s Day as Generosity Day. (At least it encourages people to be nice for a day, I suppose.)
Or, you could just treat the day as another Tuesday. I’m getting my hair done. Not because I’m going anywhere. Just because I happen to have a hair appointment on Valentine’s Day.
Since my husband is a CPA, I don’t see him much in February.
There was that one time we spent Valentine’s Day with Breaking Benjamin. That was pretty cool.
But, it’s been a while since I was excited for a Valentine’s Day. I guess I’m too old and too married for it now.
Don’t get me wrong. I love love. It’s really great. I’m thankful for my husband, but we don’t really need a specific day to celebrate our love. As he puts it, “Every day is Valentine’s Day.” (Yeah right. It’s a little more like this.)
How are you spending your Valentine’s Day? Indulge me.
p.s. If Valentine’s Day really doesn’t go well for you, here’s how to change your relationship status on Facebook without broadcasting it to your friends.