So you either love it or hate it. Now I can imagine this is VERY important to those who may be single, but this may also be true of people who have been together for a long time.
So is it important to you?
I can see the point behind it, really I can, but to be honest it has become BIG BUSINESS!!
Florists and shops increase the prices of everything, and if you are materialistic then this is a concern as things get more expensive for this one day.
However, I personally think that it’s the little things that make the bigger impression. No this is not an excuse to be a skinflint or unromantic.
We as a couple do not take the day off or head out to dinner on that day. Today for example, my OH is on late shift starting at lunchtime. So there was no option of going out for lunch or dinner, and generally we do Valentines dinner as a family where everyone has a hand in it. My boys are 12 and 14 so it would be nice to show them a simple sense of occasion.
So back to today, what did we do?
We got the kids off to school, went to our local high street Witherspoon pub and had a breakfast together! Not exciting, obviously not over romantic, but it was time to ourselves and a meal eaten without disruption/ arguing etc. It was washed down with a good ol’ mug of tea and it totally went down a storm.
We did exchange cards in the morning and the boys had a card each. But that’s it, and if I’m very honest it was really nice, chilled out, relaxing and enjoyable.
Now my OH is at work , my dinner is with the boys before taking my eldest to his Explorer’s club tonight!
I don’t feel unloved, under appreciated or anything else because I didn’t get over priced flowers, or chocolates that I’m trying to cut down on or something fancy JUST because it is Valentines day today………………..DO YOU?
How has your day been?