To say I hate Valentine’s Day might be a little extreme. But I’m going to say it anyway.
I hate Valentine’s Day.
However, I’m definitely a hypocrite. If I wasn’t single, I’m sure I would love Valentine’s Day (unless I got a sewing machine or vacuum cleaner from my significant other, in which case, I would continue to loathe the holiday.)
When you don’t have a lot of money or close family to visit, Christmas is loathsome at best. It’s hard to love Christmas when you’re alone without presents.
Valentine’s without a significant other isn’t much better when other women are raking in the roses and chocolates from their sig others. Not that I’m unhappy they’re getting such lovely presents; in fact, I love reading about all the gifts others are getting.
I just don’t like that I haven’t gotten any.
Of course, my future Prince Charming may:
- ignore the holiday altogether
- say I shouldn’t have any chocolates anyway
- buy me a vacuum cleaner (actually I could use one)
- give me a cubic zirconia and fool me into thinking it’s a real diamond (in that case, he wouldn’t be much of a Prince Charming)
And then I will be unhappy and bemoaning my lack of over-priced roses, far-too-rich chocolates, and ball-and-chain jewellery.
So what is it we want for Valentine’s Day?
I would settle for a romantic meal, preferably homemade and preferably pasta. And a cozy night on the couch watching a romantic chick flick.
What do you like on Valentine’s Day?