I have a little secret: We don’t really do Valentine’s Day here anymore.
Sure, there was a time in our relationship when there were flowers and jewelry and heads together whispering over some candlelit fondue. However, after 15 years of being together, we’re beyond that stage. I mean, some years we don’t even do cards. If–big if–we do anything this year, it will be going out to dinner…with our toddler. (And if you’ve ever had dinner with a toddler, you know how romantic that can be…)
And, all of that is really okay with me.
However, as I watched a jewelry commercial this morning I thought, “Is it wrong that not doing anything for Valentine’s Day isn’t a big deal?”
Is it wrong that I don’t care about the romance or the big day or the dinner?
Is it awful that we don’t exchange gifts to “celebrate” our love?
I don’t think so. Don’t get me wrong–I love flowers, but I would rather have them on a just because basis and not because a certain holiday says that I should get them. (What fun is that?)
Maybe I’m tired, or maybe I’m complacent. Or, maybe…jut maybe…I’m comfortable with this person that I’ve been through thick and thin with for 15 years.
When did comfortable become such a bad thing anyway?
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Jacqueline Wilson is a wife and mother. She is a published author and freelance writer who might even go to dinner with her husband on Valentine’s Day…at a restaurant that doesn’t involve children’s toys wrapped in plastic bags. You can read more of her here, on 40 Moms Club, or find her daily parenting humor on her personal blog, WritRams.com: Writer Ramblings on Parenting Imperfectly. [/author_info]
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