Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentine's Day

Clinton and I don't celebrate Valentine's Day. Not really. I mean, sure we tell each other "Happy Valentine's Day" and for the last 2 years he's given me virtual flowers (which I appreciate, since real ones are expensive and will die anyway.) I honestly consider it a Hallmark manufactured holiday anyway.

Growing up, on Valentine's Day I could count on finding a heart shaped box of chocolates from my dad on the table for me when I got downstairs. And as someone who doesn't really "care" about the holiday, I was surprisingly disappointed the first year after I left home and I didn't get those chocolates.

Anyway - this one's not getting chocolate yet, so he'll have to wait until next year - but I'm thinking it's a tradition I'll continue with him.


The Modernish Father said...

Valentine's Day has never been one of the holidays that I got fired up about. In the past I made some Herculean efforts, but nowadays The Wife and I pretty much just swap cards.

After being married for nearly seven years and having two kids, V-Day has turned into another holiday that's mostly about the kids. The greatest amount of effort I put into it this year was getting The Boy to sign all of his valentines for his classmates and arranging for drinks for his class party.

Plus, my dad's birthday is today, so Valentine's Day was always kind of a secondary thing on Feb. 14. I don't think he's ever had a birthday cake that wasn't shaped like a heart.

Becky said...

Happy Valentine's Day. Give the boy a smootchie from Aunt Becky.